Sheriff: “Thorn in the side” charged with meth trafficking, other charges

STAFF REPORT ::: A Spalding County man is in jail tonight on numerous felony narcotics charges after a search warrant conducted by personnel of the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office. Marty Manley was arrested by members of the SCSO CAGE Unit and SWAT Team after the warrant was executed at his residence located at 553-A Poplar […]

Deceased jail inmate awaiting trial for child molestation, aggravated sexual battery

STAFF REPORT ::: The Spalding County Jail inmate who died Friday has been identified as 44-year-old Denver Charles Perkins, who was in custody awaiting trial on charges of child molestation and aggravated sexual battery. Sheriff Darrell Dix reported jail staff was alerted to an inmate in distress at approximately 2 p.m. Friday, and said they […]

GBI investigating death of Spalding County Jail inmate

STAFF REPORT ::: The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is investigating the death of a Spalding County Jail inmate. According to a press release issued by Sheriff Darrell Dix, the man’s death occurred Friday afternoon. Authorities say deputies were notified at approximately 2 p.m. today that the inmate was in distress, and jail medical personnel and […]

Standoff ends with two arrests

STAFF REPORT ::: A two-hour standoff Friday afternoon ended with the arrest of 23-year-old Reginald Collier, who was wanted in connection with a March 27 robbery of the Dollar General store located at 21 Bicycle Road. According to a press release issued by Sheriff Darrell Dix, personnel of the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office’s Criminal Investigations […]

Two arrests made in series of ATV thefts

STAFF REPORT ::: A cooperative investigation of the Sheriff’s Offices of Spalding and Fayette counties has resulted in the arrest of two men related to a series of ATV thefts. According to a press release issued by Sheriff Darrell Dix, the thefts occurred in western Spalding County and Fayette County. Arrested were Michael Edward Roberts, […]

Sixth-grade student arrested in connection with school bomb threats

STAFF REPORT ::: A sixth-grade student of Rehoboth Road Middle School has been charged in connection with recent online threats against local schools. According to a press release issued by Sheriff Darrell Dix, the male student has been charged with 12 counts of terroristic threats and acts and eight counts of disorderly conduct for allegedly […]

SCSO investigation leads to meth trafficking arrest of Thomaston man

STAFF REPORT ::: An investigation conducted by the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office Special Operations and C.A.G.E. units resulted in the arrest of Dustin Darville, 37-years-old, of Thomaston. According to a press release issued by Sheriff Darrell Dix, the investigation, which included surveillance following Darville’s movements, concluded March 19, when he entered Spalding County and Investigator […]

Six schools under Level 1 lock down following online threat

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: Multiple Griffin-Spalding County schools have been placed on a Level 1 lock down following threats made online. According to Capt. Dwayne Jones, of the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office, the schools include Rehoboth Road Middle School, Kennedy Road Middle School, Cowan Road Middle School, Griffin High School, Spalding High School and Griffin […]

Two schools evacuated following alleged threat; normal operations resumed following searches

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: The Tuesday morning evacuation and subsequent searches of Rehoboth Road Middle School and Spalding High School returned “negative results” related to an alleged threat reported earlier that morning. According to Capt. Dwayne Jones, of the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office, the threats were reported by the Griffin-Spalding County School System. “Evidently they […]

Death of utility contractor under investigation

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: The Thursday afternoon death of a utility contractor working in Spalding County is under investigation. Officials of the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office, Spalding County Coroner’s Office and Spalding County Fire Department are at the scene of what was reported as a potential industrial incident on Newnan Road. Due to the circumstances, […]

SHS locked down as search for suspect ensues

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: Spalding High School has been placed on lock down as the Griffin Police Department searches for a suspect that reportedly fled from an officer. According to Capt. Dwayne Jones, of the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office, that agency is providing assistance. “They had someone flee from one of their officers,” Jones said, […]

SCSO deputy arrested, fired following alleged domestic dispute involving child

STAFF REPORT ::: A Spalding County deputy has been arrested and charged with one count of reckless conduct in connection to an alleged domestic dispute Feb. 22. The man was also terminated from the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office. Charles Bentley was arrested Feb. 27, for an incident involving his live-in girlfriend. According to a press […]

SCSO assists feds in large scale narcotics investigation

STAFF REPORT ::: The Spalding County Sheriff’s Office Special Operations/Narcotics Division was an assisting agency involved in an investigation of the Drug Enforcement Agency Atlanta Carolinas High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas (HIDTA) program that resulted in the seizure of a large quantity of illegal narcotics and numerous arrests. According to a press release issued by […]

Two suspects sought in Tuesday’s Family Dollar armed robbery

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: The Spalding County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a Tuesday armed robbery of the Family Dollar store located in the area of N. Hill Street and McIntosh Road. Officials say two suspects remain at large. “They were last seen leaving on foot. Initially, we thought there might have been a vehicle involved, […]

SCSO: No outstanding suspects being sought in Monday stabbing

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: The Georgia Bureau of Investigation continues to investigate the Monday morning aggravated assault that left two men wounded, but some information has been made available. Spalding County Sheriff Darrell Dix, whose personnel initially responded to the High Falls Road scene, soon after requested the GBI conduct this investigation. “Because Sheriff Dix […]