Second suspect arrested in Ringgold Grocery armed robbery case

STAFF REPORT ::: A second arrest has been made in connection to the Nov. 18, 2019, robbery of Ringgold Grocery Store located at 4243 Jackson Road. The Spalding County Sheriff’s Office reports that 19-year-old Elijah Jeremiah Williams was arrested Jan. 14, and has been charged with two counts of armed robbery. “We knew that at […]

Sheriff: Felony suspect fought arrest while trying to acquire firearm

STAFF REPORT ::: Michael Shane Pierce has again been arrested by the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office, with the latest case involving numerous charges resulting from a theft investigation. A press release issued by Sheriff Darrell Dix describes Pierce as “well known to law enforcement in the area,” and describes his Jan. 9 arrest culminating from […]

Spalding County inmates graduate Serve Safe program

STAFF REPORT ::: Five inmates of the Spalding County Jail have graduated from the Serve-Safe Program, an initiative of the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office and Aramark Food Services. The Jan. 9 graduation marks the third successful class since the programs inception. Designed to teach potential restaurant employees the skills necessary to safely and properly prepare […]

SCSO: 20 arrested, 10 wanted in connection with meth, opioid investigation

STAFF REPORT ::: The Spalding County Sheriff’s Office has arrested 20 people in connection with an investigation specifically targeting individuals allegedly distributing methamphetamine and opiates in Griffin and Spalding County. In addition to the 20 arrested, ten more suspects are wanted and being sought in connection to this investigation. The investigation was initiated in December, […]

Ringgold Grocery armed robbery suspect arrested

STAFF REPORT ::: The Spalding County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a suspect in the Nov. 18 armed robbery of Ringgold Grocery located at 4243 Jackson Road. The investigation, which has been ongoing, resulted in additional interviews this week that led to the suspect’s identification as 17-year-old Caleb Maines, of 1713 Park Circle. The SCSO SWAT […]

SCSO personnel recognized at banquet

STAFF REPORT ::: The Spalding County Sheriff’s Office on Saturday held an awards banquet during which employees were recognized for outstanding service. The banquet, which was held at the Kiwanis Event Center, honored both sworn and civilian employees including: Deputy of the Year (Enforcement) Captain John Corley Deputy of the Year (Detention) Sergeant Phillip Ramsammy […]

Report of gang activity and stolen property leads to multiple arrests

STAFF REPORT ::: An investigation conducted by the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office has resulted in numerous arrests on narcotics and stolen property charges. According to a press release issued by Sheriff Darrell Dix, the investigation targeting the residence located at 520 Mangham Road was initiated in early November after information was received alleging individuals associated […]

Investigation of Ringgold’s Superette armed robbery ongoing

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: The Spalding County Sheriff’s Office is continuing its investigation of the Monday night armed robbery of Ringgold’s Superette. According to Maj. Dwayne Jones, investigators are continuing to process evidence and information from the incident, which was reported at 6:49 p.m. Officials say the suspect is a slender male approximately six feet […]

SCSO investigating Sunday night shooting

SHEILA A. MATHEWS The Spalding County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an alleged aggravated assault that left one man wounded by gunfire. The incident was reported just prior to 7 p.m. Sunday, with Deputy Greg Speights dispatched to 116 Mace St. in reference to a person with a gun shot wound. The reported victim has been […]

SCSO inmates graduate training program

STAFF REPORT ::: A second class of inmates has graduated from the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office Serve-Safe Program. This partnership between the SCSO and Aramark Food Services is designed to teach potential restaurant employees the skills needed to safely and properly prepare food in a commercial setting. “The program was sponsored by the Aramark Food […]

Traffic stop leads to arrest on charge of meth trafficking

STAFF REPORT ::: A Spalding County man is facing a potential sentence of more than 25 years prison and a $1 million fine in connection with charges including trafficking meth. The Spalding County Sheriff’s Office Special Operations and C.A.G.E. units on Wednesday arrested Jackson Jones, of 1185 School Road, after he was allegedly found to […]

Sheriff: Domestic call with gunfire leads to standoff, SWAT call out

STAFF REPORT ::: The Spalding County Sheriff’s Office on Thursday evening responded to a domestic call with shots fired and a possible barricaded gunman at 512 Terry Drive. An hours-long standoff ensued. According to a press release issued by Sheriff Darrell Dix, the report was made by a woman who alleged her boyfriend, 50-year-old Stephen […]

Altercation leads to shots fired; multiple arrests

STAFF REPORT ::: An altercation that escalated to gunfire resulted in the arrests of several people on a variety of charges. According to a press release issued by Spalding County Sheriff Darrell Dix, the incident occurred at approximately 12:30 a.m. Oct. 18. Deputies responded to a report of shots fired at the end of Windsor […]

Golf tournament exceeds goal to benefit SCSO youth outreach

STAFF REPORT ::: The Spalding County Sheriff’s Office on Oct. 4 hosted the second annual Sheriff Darrell Dix Golf Tournament at Sun City Peachtree, with proceeds benefitting the Georgia Sheriff’s Youth Homes, Spalding County Jr. Deputy Program, the Griffin Police Department/Spalding County Sheriff’s Office Explorer Post 3507 and the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office Santa Sheriff […]

Arrest made in Elm Street burglary

STAFF REPORT ::: The Spalding County Sheriff’s Office has made an arrest in a residential burglary that occurred Oct. 4. According to a press release issued by the Sheriff Darrell Dix, deputies from the Uniform Patrol Division responded to a call at an Elm Street residence, where the victim’s security system captured video footage of […]