Griffin man arrested in Saturday shooting incident

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: The Griffin Police Department has arrested 19-year-old Isaac Burks on charges related to a Saturday night shooting. Officers of the GPD Uniform Patrol Division at 7:12 p.m. reported hearing approximately ten to 12 gunshots in the vicinity of Lynn Street. After speaking to several people, officers located a vehicle that had […]

Three arrests made in Monday morning murder

STAFF REPORT ::: Three people are in custody, charged in connection with the Monday morning murder of 52-year-old Anthony Reid who was shot at the Quality Inn located at 2014 North Expressway. The shooting was reported to the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office at approximately 3:30 a.m. and responding deputies located Reid on the floor of […]

Sheriff: Homicide at Griffin motel under investigation

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: The Spalding County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a homicide that occurred at approximately 4 a.m. Monday at the Quality Inn located on North Expressway. According to Spalding County Sheriff Darrell Dix, the SCSO Criminal Investigation Division is currently questioning one man suspected of being involved in the incident. “We had a […]

GPD: Three suspects arrested, charged in Friday night murder

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: Three suspects are in custody, charged in the Friday night murder of 26-year-old Jeffery Ryan Deluca. Deluca died early Saturday after being transported by helicopter to an Atlanta trauma unit for treatment of a gunshot wound to the head. According to the Griffin Police Department, leads developed by investigators, tips, witness […]

Second Friday night shooting in Spalding wounded one and caused wreck with injuries

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: A man was seriously wounded Friday night in Spalding County when he was shot while travelling in a vehicle. A second man also sustained grievous injuries in a subsequent wreck. Authorities say the shooting occurred after midnight, when the wreck, which was unrelated to the shooting incident, was reported. “We responded […]

Authorities identify Friday night shooting victim

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: The victim of a Friday night homicide has been identified as 26-year-old Jeffery Ryan Deluca. Officers of the Griffin Police Department Uniform Patrol Division responded at 11:18 p.m. Friday to a call reporting a person shot in Apartment 1-37 of the Walden Pointe Apartments located at 700 Carver Road. Upon arrival, […]

Victim in Friday night shooting in Griffin’s Walden Pointe Apartments has died

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: The victim in an overnight shooting in Walden Pointe Apartments on Carver Road in Griffin has died. Griffin Police Department Chief Mike Yates confirmed Saturday morning that his agency’s investigation of this murder is active and ongoing. No suspects are in custody at the time of this report. The GRIP will […]

One person critically wounded in Friday night shooting

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: One person has been critically wounded in a shooting in Griffin. Personnel of the Griffin Police Department on Friday night responded to the shooting in Walden Pointe Apartments. Authorities say the injured party was subsequently transported by air for treatment in an Atlanta trauma unit. The GRIP will continue to follow […]

Teen charged in Griffin murder apprehended in Clayton County

STAFF REPORT ::: Malik Yarbrough, the 16-year-old suspect charged with murder in the Tuesday shooting death of Robert D. Brown, has been apprehended in Clayton County. After conducting numerous interviews and executing search warrants in this case, Griffin Police Department (GPD) investigators identified Yarbrough as the suspect in Brown’s murder. After further investigation, they notified […]

16-year-old identified as suspect in Monday night murder

STAFF REPORT ::: Investigators have identified a teenager as the suspect in an overnight shooting that left one man dead. The Griffin Police Department has named 16-year-old Malik Yarbrough as the gunman who shot and killed 46-year-old Robert D. Brown, of Clayton County. Authorities say numerous interviews were conducted and several search warrants executed in […]

Griffin PD investigating Monday night murder

STAFF REPORT ::: The Griffin Police Department is investigating a murder that occurred overnight Monday. GPD officers and personnel of WellStar Spalding Regional Hospital Emergency Medical Services responded at approximately 12:13 a.m. to a call reporting a person shot at 212 Melrose Avenue. Upon arrival, a deceased man, identified as 46-year-old Robert D. Brown, of […]

SCSO CAGE Unit apprehends 16-year-old shooting suspect

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: Rasheed Redding, the 16-year-old suspect in the Sunday night shooting on Hallyburton Street, has been taken into custody by the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office. According to Maj. Dwayne Jones, a warrant was served, and Redding was arrested by agents of the SCSO Criminal Apprehension and Gang Enforcement (CAGE) Unit. He has […]

Spalding man accused of felony cruelty to animals in shooting of neighbor’s dog

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: A Spalding County man is in jail facing felony charges for allegedly shooting a neighbor’s dog. Spalding County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Phillip Ramsammy on May 9 responded to the home of 73-year-old Don Shepard, who reported his dog had been shot. According to Shepard, an unknown man driving a white GMC […]

One shooting suspect in custody; one remains at large

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: Michael Jester, a suspect in the Sunday night shooting that seriously wounded 51-year-old Virginia Sanchez, has been taken into custody. Authorities say Sanchez was shot following a dispute over a stolen bicycle. A second suspect, 16-year-old Rasheed Redding, is described as a black male who stands 5 feet 8 inches tall […]

Sunday night shooting leaves woman seriously wounded; two suspects at large

STAFF REPORT ::: The Griffin Police Department is seeking two suspects in a Sunday night shooting that left one woman with serious injuries. Officers responded at approximately 8:30 to a call reporting a person shot at 522 Hallyburton St. The victim, identified as 51-year-old Virginia Sanchez, of 601 Hallyburton St., was initially transported to WellStar […]