Murder investigation underway after man’s body with gunshot wounds located in roadway

STAFF REPORT ::: A Griffin man was shot and killed overnight, his body discovered in the roadway in the area of 1618 N. Hill Street. Authorities say 22-year-old Jacqueris Holland sustained multiple gunshot wounds to the upper body. A call was received at approximately 2:30 a.m. reporting the discovery of a person laying in the […]

Griffin man arrested on drug and weapon charges after alleged assault of Atlanta PD officer

STAFF REPORT ::: A Griffin man, Carlos Elder, has been arrested in connection with the assault of an Atlanta Police officer and a myriad of additional charges. Elder was arrested May 19, when personnel of the U.S. Marshal Service Southeast Fugitive Task Force, Spalding County Special Operations, Spalding County STING Unit and the Atlanta Police […]

Dix praises SCSO, GPD for joint effort resulting in arrest of five drive-by shooting suspects

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: Spalding County Sheriff Darrell Dix has identified the five suspects arrested in a felony traffic stop following a high-speed pursuit early Thursday morning that ended in Butts County. The pursuit involved a vehicle suspected of involvement in multiple drive-by shootings, including one in the early morning hours of May 17 that […]

SCSO on scene of noncriminal death near Manley Road and Highway 19/41

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: The Spalding County Sheriff’s Office is currently at the scene of a noncriminal death investigation in the area of Manley Road and Highway 19/41. There is no risk to the community. Motorists should choose an alternate route in the immediate future.

SCSO initiates school zone speed safety program using camera system from Verra Mobility

STAFF REPORT ::: The Spalding County Sheriff’s Office on April 5 initiated a school zone speed safety program that will utilize an automated camera system to capture photographs of vehicles that exceed the speed limit in school zones. The cameras will be operational one hour before school hours, throughout the school day and will extend […]

2017 Spalding County missing person case resolved with identification of human remains

STAFF REPORT ::: A 2017 Spalding County missing person case has been resolved with the identification of human remains located in a wooded area in 2018. On June 4, 2018, then-Spalding County Coroner Sonny Foster Spalding County Sheriff’s Office investigators and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation responded to the area of 5745 Jackson Road where […]

Rehoboth Road Middle School on lockdown while threatening letter is investigated

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: Rehoboth Road Middle School has been placed on lockdown while the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office and school administrators investigate a threatening not located today on school grounds. Griffin-Spalding County School System Executive Director of Communications and Partnerships Adam Pugh said school officials immediately notified law enforcement of the threat. “Basically, my […]

Sheriff: Arrest made in Sunday murder that took place with children playing nearby

STAFF REPORT ::: A 19-year-old Griffin man, Brandon Hawkins, has been charged with murder and aggravated assault following a Sunday afternoon shooting. Deputies of the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office Uniform Patrol Division, the Spalding County Fire Department, Griffin Fire-Rescue and WellStar Spalding Regional EMS responded at approximately 1:18 p.m. to 615 Northside Drive Apartment 28A […]

Search underway for hit-and-run driver who killed bicyclist on Vineyard Road Saturday night

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: The Georgia State Patrol Specialized Collision Reconstruction Team is investigating a hit and run that took the life of 59-year-old Richard Miley, of Spalding County. Miley, who lived at 80 Windsor Road, was killed while riding his bicycle. “Just before midnight, a call came in reporting a person in the ditch […]

SCSO deputy arrested by GBI for distributing obscene materials to minor

STAFF REPORT ::: A deputy employed by the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office was on Tuesday, Feb. 1, arrested and taken into custody by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office Former Deputy Mason Lumpkin has been charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor and electronically distributing obscene materials to […]

Unexpected snowfall aids in GPD and SCSO tracking entering auto suspect

STAFF REPORT ::: A Griffin man is facing charges related to entering an auto in the Forest Hills neighborhood. The Griffin Police Department reports that at approximately 2 a.m. Saturday, Uniform Patrol Officers patrolling in the area of Bieze Street spotted two men walking in the roadway. Authorities said when the UPD officers attempted to […]

Sheriff: Dozens arrested in operation targeting series of gang related shooting incidents

STAFF REPORT ::: Dozens of arrests have been made in connection with what the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office describes as a series of gang related incidents in which people, homes and vehicles have been shot in both the city of Griffin and Spalding County. Officials say these shooting incidents have been random but related to […]

Sun City Peachtree gate attendant killed early Monday when vehicle collided with building

STAFF REPORT ::: One man was killed early Monday morning in a single-vehicle collision at the entrance to Sun City Peachtree. Upon arrival, deputies of the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office found that a vehicle had struck the gate attendant’s building located inside neighborhood’s main entrance. The attendant, 60-year-old Ebenezer Sowunmi, was at his post inside […]

GSCSS, law enforcement increase school presence following social media school shooting threat

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: Schools countywide had an increased law enforcement presence today, and that will continue tomorrow, in response to a school shooting threat circulating on social media. Spalding County Sheriff Darrell Dix on Wednesday said both his agency and the Griffin Police Department were aware of the photograph urging students not to attend […]

Two suspects arrested for May fight at local restaurant that left man critically injured

STAFF REPORT ::: The Spalding County Sheriff’s Office has taken into custody two motorcycle club members suspected of severely beating a man in a May 2021 fight at Big Jim’s Wing Shack. Deputies responded to the May 1 call in reference to a fight, and upon arrival, located a man who had been critically injured. […]