Two middle school students charged after Friday fight with injuries

STAFF REPORT ::: Two middle school students are facing charges following a Friday afternoon fight. According to a press release issued by Spalding County Sheriff Darrell Dix, the incident involved two students and occurred at approximately 4:06 p.m. at Cowan Road Middle School. The school resource officer (SRO) responded to the area and observed two […]

Four arrested Thursday in SCSO narcotics case

STAFF REPORT ::: A Thursday operation of the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office, with the assistance of three additional agencies, resulted in the arrests of four people on array of charges with counts including narcotics possession and distribution, child endangerment and elder abuse. According to a press release issued by Sheriff Darrell Dix, the SCSO Special […]

Authorities identify woman killed in Thursday afternoon wreck

STAFF REPORT ::: The Spalding County Sheriff’s Office on Thursday afternoon responded to a report of a wreck on State Route 16 (Newnan Road) east of Maloy Road. According to a press release issued by Sheriff Darrell Dix, deputies responded at 1:52 p.m., and upon arrival, discovered that a city of Griffin dump truck and […]

Sheriff: Two men arrested on meth charges currently on probation

STAFF REPORT ::: A Sunday traffic stop resulted in the arrests of two men on a variety of drug related and other charges. According to a press release issued by Spalding County Sheriff Darrell Dix, an SCSO deputy initiated a traffic stop that led to the seizure of methamphetamine and the arrest of two men. […]

Search warrants results in two arrests, third suspect being sought

STAFF REPORT ::: Two women were arrested Wednesday night and additional arrest warrants will been taken for a third individual following the execution of a search warrant on Beaver Road. According to a press release issued by Spalding County Sheriff Darrell Dix, the SCSO Special Operations Unit and Criminal Investigation Division, and the Griffin Police […]

SCSO: Saturday home invasion leads to kidnapping, aggravated assault

STAFF REPORT ::: A Griffin man on Saturday was arrested following an alleged home invasion that authorities say resulted in a kidnapping and numerous additional felonious acts. According to a press release issued by Spalding County Sheriff Darrell Dix, deputies on Jan. 14 responded to a report of a home invasion on Lakeside Drive. Upon […]

RICO investigation results in multiple arrests; property seizures at Griffin convenience stores

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: Three Griffin residents – including two local business owners – have been arrested following a Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) investigation that officials say initially involved 48 criminal charges. The large-scale Thursday morning operation included dozens of agents from the Griffin Police Department and multiple local, state and federal law enforcement […]

Woman reportedly followed home, badly beaten during robbery attempt

STAFF REPORT ::: The Spalding County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an alleged strong arm robbery at a Magnolia Drive residence that was reported Wednesday night. According to the report filed by SCSO Deputy Nick Bruce, the victim, Shirley Newman, was assaulted and injured during the incident. “Upon my arrival I met with Shirley Newman. She […]

Two men charged with stalking, aggravated assault in connection with 16-year-old GCA student

  STAFF REPORT ::: The Spalding County Sheriff’s Office has made two arrests in the case of a 16-year-old female Griffin Christian Academy student who reported being followed by two men in a white pickup truck Friday morning, Sept. 9, and approached at gunpoint at the intersection of Ellis Road and North Expressway, and a […]

SCSO charges two with meth trafficking

STAFF REPORT ::: According to Spalding County Sheriff Wendell Beam, two individuals have been arrested on narcotics charges following a traffic stop. Jose Antonio Escobar-Bravo, age 37, of 4233 Tilly Mill Road. Atlanta, and Veronica Hernandez Garcia, age 33, of 210 Winter Park Drive, Doraville, were arrested June 22, by members of the SCSO Special […]