Sheriff: Woman charged with felony after false report of drive by

STAFF REPORT ::: The Spalding County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a woman who allegedly falsely reported being the victim of a drive by shooting. According to a press release issued by Sheriff Darrell Dix, deputies responded to the report the morning of Nov. 18. Officials say Hannah Amber Dawson reported she was driving in the […]

Two arrested in connection to burglary

STAFF REPORT ::: Two arrests have been made in connection to a reported theft/burglary at 654 Jim Goodson Road. According to a press release issued by Sheriff Darrell Dix, deputies first responded to that location at approximately 5:44 a.m. Nov. 17. Upon their arrival, they spoke with the property owner and located a large U-Haul […]

Arrest made in multiple Spalding County entering auto cases

STAFF REPORT ::: The Spalding County Sheriff’s Office has made an arrest in a series of entering auto cases. According to a press release issued by Sheriff Darrell Dix, deputies responded to multiple reports of vehicles that were entered during late October. Many of these incidents occurred in south Spalding. A homeowner provided investigators with […]

Sheriff: Narcotics operation nets dozens of arrests; delivers “big blow” to local distribution network

STAFF REPORT ::: A two-month long investigation titled “Operation Say No More”, led by the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office Special Operations Unit and Criminal Apprehension and Gang Enforcement Unit (C.A.G.E.), has resulted in multiple arrests for various felony drug, gang and related charges. The target of the investigation was the source of deadly narcotics that […]

Sheriff: Child pornography recorded in local school under investigation

STAFF REPORT ::: The Spalding County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an incident of alleged child pornography that officials say was recorded by a student during school hours, and is now being circulated among students. According to a press release issued by Spalding County Sheriff Darrell Dix, his agency, in cooperation with the Griffin-Spalding County School […]

Sheriff warns of extreme danger from fentanyl allegedly distributed by Ghost Face Gangsters

STAFF REPORT ::: A press release issued by Sheriff Darrell Dix reports the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office has seen a rise in calls for persons who have overdosed on methamphetamine, heroin and what is believed by the user to be prescription medication. At least two of those calls have resulted in deaths, and a third […]

GBI: Man killed in SCSO officer involved shooting armed with shotgun

STAFF REPORT ::: The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has identified the person killed in a Wednesday night officer involved shooting as 35-year-old Ryan Force. According to a press release issued by GBI Public Information Office Director Nelly Miles, the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office on Wednesday night requested the agency investigate the shooting. Miles reports preliminary […]

One person killed in SCSO officer involved shooting

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: One person was shot and killed late Wednesday night, July 4, in an officer involved shooting. The incident occurred on Bonnie Ridge Drive and involved personnel of the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office. The GRIP contacted SCSO Capt. Dwayne Jones, who initially reported the Sheriff’s Office had requested the Georgia Bureau of […]

Five arrested in suspected large-scale counterfeiting, identity theft network

STAFF REPORT ::: A several months-long investigation conducted by the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office has resulted in multiple arrests associated with numerous incidents allegedly involving counterfeit checks. According to a press release issued by Sheriff Darrell Dix, Investigator Ray Hightower obtained information from a financial institution indicating several counterfeit checks had been cashed in Spalding […]

SCSO expands Hawk drone program

STAFF REPORT ::: The Spalding County Sheriff’s Office has expanded its Hawk drone program. According to a press release issued by Sheriff Darrell Dix, the Hawk program began with equipment that came at no cost to Spalding County taxpayers. “We obtained our first drone free of charge from one of our jail vendors as a […]

$5,000 reward now offered in fatal hit and run case

CORRECTION – It has been brought to my attention that the original cutline associated with this article contained an error. The $5,000 reward being offered IS NOT for information leading to the arrest of Shaun Wright. It is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the driver who struck and killed […]

Sheriff: Child accidentally fired shot from unsecured weapon in Beaverbrook Elementary parking lot

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: Spalding County Sheriff Darrell Dix has confirmed the Monday afternoon shooting in the Beaverbrook Elementary School parking lot resulted from a weapon being left unsecured in the presence of a child. Dix on Monday reported the preliminary investigation indicated the shooting was accidental. Investigators responded to WellStar Spalding Regional Hospital at […]

Beaverbrook Elementary parking lot shooting appears to be accidental, Sheriff says

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: One woman was seriously wounded Monday afternoon in a shooting incident in the parking lot of Beaverbrook Elementary School. The preliminary investigation suggests this appears to be an accidental shooting. “We have one person shot – it’s a female,” Spalding County Sheriff Darrell Dix reported at the scene. “She appears to […]

Missing Spalding teen Aubrey Carroll returns home

STAFF REPORT ::: Aubrey Jayce Carroll, the Spalding County teen missing since May 2016, has been located and chose to return to his Georgia home. According to a press release issued by Sheriff Darrell Dix, a joint effort of the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Texas Rangers led […]

SCSO Special Ops investigations result in seven narcotics related arrests; additional suspects being sought

STAFF REPORT ::: Two investigations being conducted by the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office Special Operations Unit concluded this week, resulting in the arrests of seven people. Additional warrants have been obtained for four more individuals. Special Operations agents executed search warrants at 104 Gainer Road in northeast Spalding County and 1210 Ethridge Mill Road, just […]