Two armed bank robbery suspects in custody; two remain at large

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: A high speed chase resulted in the apprehension of two men in connection with the Friday afternoon armed robbery of the Griffin branch of Regions Bank located at 327 W. Taylor St. Officers of the Griffin Police Department Uniform were dispatched to a report of an armed robbery at the bank […]

GBI: Tyus Park shooting was apparent suicide

STAFF REPORT ::: The Georgia Bureau of Investigation says the death of 33-year-old Neil Bond was an apparent suicide. The GBI investigation was requested by Spalding County Sheriff Darrell Dix after an officer involved shooting that resulted when deputies responded to a 911 call reporting Bond had made a suicide threat. According to a press […]

Officer involved shooting in Tyus Park

STAFF REPORT ::: A man described as “suicidal” was shot and killed Wednesday night by a Spalding County deputy. According to a press release issued by Sheriff Darrell Dix, deputies responded to a call of a suicidal man sitting in a vehicle at Wyomia Tyus Park at approximately 8:52 p.m. Upon arrival, the vehicle was […]

Juvenile arrested in school bomb threat case

STAFF REPORT ::: A juvenile has been arrested and charged in connection with the bomb threat that resulted in the Aug. 9 Level 2 lock down of Rehoboth Road Middle School (RRMS). Officials have identified the suspect as the same juvenile male arrested during the 2018-2019 school system for making multiple threats against numerous schools. […]

Bomb threat results in school lock down

STAFF REPORT ::: A bomb threat Friday morning resulted in Rehoboth Road Middle School being placed on a Level 2 lock down. According to a press release issued by Spalding County Sheriff Darrell Dix, the Griffin-Spalding County School System reported the incident. “We want to make you aware of an incident that occurred this morning. […]

Sheriff: Burglary suspects flagged down deputy after killing getaway car battery

STAFF REPORT ::: Two men have been arrested by the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office in connection to a burglary of the Chevron convenience store located at 3200 High Falls Road. According to a press release issued by the Sheriff Darrell Dix, deputies of the Uniform Patrol Division responded to that location at approximately 3 a.m. […]

SCSO arrests four on narcotics, other charges

STAFF REPORT ::: The Spalding County Sheriff’s Office has arrested four men in recent narcotics cases. The first occurred June 26, the result of a traffic stop. According to a press release issued by Sheriff Darrell Dix, a deputy of the Uniform Patrol Division conducted a traffic stop on a black Nissan Altima on Old […]

Viral video alleging child sex predation leads to detention of Lamar County man

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: The Lamar County man seen in a viral video filmed in the Griffin Wal-Mart, where he allegedly planned to meet “John,” who was believed to be a 14-year-old boy, is being held in the Lamar County Jail. According to Lamar County Sheriff Brad White, the man identified as James Crews turned […]

Teen daughter charged with shooting mom may be tried as adult

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: The 16-year-old Griffin girl charged with shooting her mother, Amanda Moore, in the head may be tried as an adult. The GRIP has confirmed reports that the juvenile allegedly shot her mother while she was sleeping. According to Spalding County Sheriff Darrell Dix, the teenager has been charged with aggravated assault, […]

Daughter, 16, arrested for shooting mother, an SCSO detention officer

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: The Spalding County Sheriff’s Office has now confirmed the 16-year-old female arrested in connection to the Wednesday afternoon shooting of Amanda Moore is the victim’s daughter. The suspect was originally identified as the Moore’s step-daughter. Officials say Moore, who works as a detention officer in the Spalding County Jail, sustained a […]

SCSO detention officer shot in alleged domestic violence incident

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: The GRIP has confirmed an employee of the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office was shot Wednesday afternoon in what is being described as a domestic violence incident. SCSO deputies, assisted by the Spalding County Fire Department, WellStar Spalding Regional Hospital Emergency Medical Services and the Griffin Police Department, responded at approximately 3:38 […]

Baby on life support following “barbaric” abuse

STAFF REPORT ::: A Spalding County man, 40-year-old Chadwick Haldeman, has been arrested in a case of child abuse that left a seven-month-old baby critically injured and on life support. According to a press release issued by Sheriff Darrell Dix, the arrest followed a report from WellStar Spalding Regional Hospital. “We received a call from […]

Sheriff: Meth trafficking a family tradition

STAFF REPORT ::: An investigation conducted by the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office Special Operations Unit resulted in the narcotics related arrest of two Griffin residents. According to a press release issued by Sheriff Darrell Dix, Thomas James “Jimbo” Andrews III and his girlfriend, Shannon Middlebrooks, of 131 N. 11th St., were arrested and charged with […]

Search for missing Pike County boy ends in tragedy

STAFF REPORT ::: An hours-long search for a missing teenager ended late Wednesday night when his body was recovered in Molena. The youth, 15-year-old Ephraim Moisey Burgreen, who was autistic and legally blind, was reported missing from a North Madden Bridge Road residence Wednesday afternoon. The PCSO was dispatched to Burgreen’s residence at 4:58 p.m. […]

SCSO search warrants result in four arrests, seizure of drugs and weapons

STAFF REPORT ::: Investigations conducted by the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office Special Operations Unit resulted in four arrests and the seizure of firearms and marijuana. According to a press release issued by Sheriff Darrell Dix, these investigations resulted in the execution of two search warrants by the SCSO SWAT Team. The first warrant was conducted […]