Father of young boy injured in accidental shooting arrested on weapon charge

STAFF REPORT ::: The father of a seven-year-old boy who sustained an accidental gunshot wound to the abdomen has been arrested. According to a press release issued by the Griffin Police Department, Tremell Reives was on April 22, arrested and charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. The victim, who has not […]

GPD now says adult was not present when seven-year-old boy was shot

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: The GRIP has confirmed through the Griffin Police Department that no adults were present in the apartment Monday afternoon when a seven-year-old boy sustained a .45 caliber gunshot wound to the abdomen this in the Griffin Crossings apartment complex. A press release from GPD Public Information Officer Sgt. Chris Wilson, a […]

Young boy recovering from Monday shooting

STAFF REPORT ::: The investigation initiated Monday when a seven-year-old boy sustained a gunshot wound to the abdomen continues. Sgt. Chris Wilson, of the Griffin Police Department, on Tuesday reported the young child remains hospitalized but is expected to recover. “According to reports given to the lead investigator, surgery went well and the child is […]

Shooting of seven-year-old boy under investigation

STAFF REPORT ::: The Griffin Police Department is investigating the Monday afternoon shooting of a seven-year-old boy. According to a press release, personnel of the Uniform Patrol Division, Griffin Fire-Rescue and WellStar Spalding Regional Hospital Emergency Medical Services responded in emergency mode to the call in the Griffin Crossings apartment complex. Upon arrival, the victim […]

D.A.: Gang leader pleads guilty to attempting to murder man

STAFF REPORT ::: A guilty plea was entered Monday in a gang-related Upson County case in which prosecutors say the gang leader put a hit on a man’s life. According to a press release issued by the Griffin Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s Office, Angelina Garcia, the leader of the Blood Diamond Kartel of the Donald […]

Woman charged in boyfriend’s murder claimed shooting was unintentional

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: The suspect in the Wednesday night domestic-related homicide of 23-year-old Steven Andrew Freeman claimed the shooting was accidental. Freeman was killed by a single gunshot wound to the chest. According to the incident report submitted by Griffin Police Department Master Patrol Officer Brian Earls, 24-year-old Mary Katherine Higdon, who has been […]

Suspect in shooting incident near Easy Shop now charged with aggravated assault

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: Timothy Watkins, one of the individuals allegedly involved in the June 3 shooting incident on Ray Street in the vicinity of the Easy Shop supermarket has been charged with aggravated assault. Investigator Adam Trammell, of the Griffin Police Department Criminal Investigation Division, now also alleges this aggravated assault involved Watkins firing […]

“Gun fight” behind Easy Shop results in misdemeanor reckless conduct charges

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: Two Griffin teens have been charged in connection with the Sunday afternoon shooting incident that occurred in the immediate vicinity of the Easy Shop Supermarket. Originally dispatched as a drive-by shooting, investigators say they are uncertain the incident meets the criteria to be classified as such. The GRIP on Wednesday spoke […]

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 […]

Shooting victim Amber Rae Brown Norton has died

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: Amber Reese Brown Norton has died as a result of injuries sustained in a Dec. 12 shooting. She was 42-years-old. The Spalding County Sheriff’s Office on Monday morning stated confirmation of Amber Norton’s death had been received from Spalding County Coroner Sonny Foster. Authorities say Amber Norton sustained a single gunshot […]

BREAKING NEWS: One dead, one wounded in suspected murder/suicide attempt

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: The Spalding County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating what officials say appears to be a murder/suicide. According to Capt. Dwayne Jones, one person is confirmed dead and a second wounded in the Spalding County shooting. “We responded to a Cheatham Road address to a report of a shooting,” Jones said. “Preliminarily, […]

One wounded and five arrested in Tuesday shooting

STAFF REPORT ::: One man was wounded and five people have been arrested in connection to a Tuesday shooting. According to a press release issued by the Griffin Police Department, officers were dispatched to 1321 Lyndon Ave., at approximately 12:19 a.m. in reference to a report of a person having been shot. Upon arrival, officers […]

D.A. says shooting case that resulted in hung jury will be retried

STAFF REPORT ::: A Spalding County jury was unable to reach a verdict in the case of State of Georgia v. Hall, which resulted in a mistrial being declared. According to a statement made by the Griffin Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s Office, the jury deliberated “several hours” on Thursday and Friday. “Hall was charged with […]

Murder victim identified

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: The Griffin Police Department has identified the victim in an early Thursday murder as 36-year-old Quentin D. Poole. According to GPD Chief Mike Yates, Poole sustained multiple gunshot wounds during what appears to be a home invasion at 815 Slaton Avenue. The incident was reported to authorities at approximately 1 a.m. […]

Man shot early Saturday during Griffin motorcycle club music event

STAFF REPORT ::: The Spalding County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting at occurred early Saturday at the Wristbreakers Motorcycle Club in north Griffin. According to a press release issued by the SCSO, deputies responded to the MC clubhouse located at 4269 North Expressway at approximately 1:55 a.m. Sheriff Darrell Dix stated deputies were responding […]