SCSO personnel recognized at banquet

STAFF REPORT ::: The Spalding County Sheriff’s Office on Saturday held an awards banquet during which employees were recognized for outstanding service. The banquet, which was held at the Kiwanis Event Center, honored both sworn and civilian employees including: Deputy of the Year (Enforcement) Captain John Corley Deputy of the Year (Detention) Sergeant Phillip Ramsammy […]

Spalding County man charged with kidnapping, aggravated assault by strangulation

STAFF REPORT ::: A Spalding County man, 23-year-old Travonte Goggins, is facing charges of kidnapping and aggravated assault in relation to an alleged violent attack reported by his girlfriend. The incident was reported to Spalding E911 on Friday, Dec. 6, by Arishona Lyons, who alleged Goggins attacked her in their residence, Apartment 13 Northside Drive. […]

Six juveniles, 14 to 17, identified as armed robbery suspects

STAFF REPORT ::: Juveniles ranging in age from 14 to 17 are suspected in the alleged armed robbery of a 47-year-old woman and her 18-year-old boyfriend. The incident was reported to the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office Dec. 2, by Julie Marriner and Jeremy Lecompte, who said they were robbed on Patterson Road while walking to […]

Report of gang activity and stolen property leads to multiple arrests

STAFF REPORT ::: An investigation conducted by the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office has resulted in numerous arrests on narcotics and stolen property charges. According to a press release issued by Sheriff Darrell Dix, the investigation targeting the residence located at 520 Mangham Road was initiated in early November after information was received alleging individuals associated […]

Investigation of Ringgold’s Superette armed robbery ongoing

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: The Spalding County Sheriff’s Office is continuing its investigation of the Monday night armed robbery of Ringgold’s Superette. According to Maj. Dwayne Jones, investigators are continuing to process evidence and information from the incident, which was reported at 6:49 p.m. Officials say the suspect is a slender male approximately six feet […]

BREAKING NEWS: Ringgold armed robbery suspect being sought

STAFF REPORT ::: The Spalding County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an armed robbery that occurred tonight at Ringgold’s Superette. According to Sheriff Darrell Dix, an armed suspect robbed the Jackson Road business at gunpoint before fleeing in a dark in color older-model compact vehicle. This vehicle was last seen on Johnny Cut Road. The suspect […]

SCSO investigating Sunday night shooting

SHEILA A. MATHEWS The Spalding County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an alleged aggravated assault that left one man wounded by gunfire. The incident was reported just prior to 7 p.m. Sunday, with Deputy Greg Speights dispatched to 116 Mace St. in reference to a person with a gun shot wound. The reported victim has been […]

SCSO inmates graduate training program

STAFF REPORT ::: A second class of inmates has graduated from the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office Serve-Safe Program. This partnership between the SCSO and Aramark Food Services is designed to teach potential restaurant employees the skills needed to safely and properly prepare food in a commercial setting. “The program was sponsored by the Aramark Food […]

Traffic stop leads to arrest on charge of meth trafficking

STAFF REPORT ::: A Spalding County man is facing a potential sentence of more than 25 years prison and a $1 million fine in connection with charges including trafficking meth. The Spalding County Sheriff’s Office Special Operations and C.A.G.E. units on Wednesday arrested Jackson Jones, of 1185 School Road, after he was allegedly found to […]

SCSO Operation Relentless nets 20 arrests

STAFF REPORT ::: The Spalding County Sheriff’s Office recently conducted Operation Relentless, resulting in 20 arrests. Personnel of the SCSO C.A.G.E. Unit, Fugitive Apprehension Unit and Special Operations Unit worked with the Georgia Department of Community Supervision for this operation, netting arrests of some individuals allegedly connected to local gangs, some of whom had been […]

Sheriff: Domestic call with gunfire leads to standoff, SWAT call out

STAFF REPORT ::: The Spalding County Sheriff’s Office on Thursday evening responded to a domestic call with shots fired and a possible barricaded gunman at 512 Terry Drive. An hours-long standoff ensued. According to a press release issued by Sheriff Darrell Dix, the report was made by a woman who alleged her boyfriend, 50-year-old Stephen […]

Former jailer and shooting victim arrested in domestic violence incident

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: Amanda Moore, age 34, has been arrested and charged with simple battery under the Georgia Family Violence Act related to an assault on an elderly woman. Moore, who was a deputy with the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office, sustained a gunshot wound to the head in another domestic violence-related incident June 12. […]

Woman charged with animal cruelty in shooting of two dogs

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: A Spalding County woman, 28-year-old Sara Brown, has been charged with cruelty to animals and obstruction of a law enforcement officer after allegedly admitting she shot two dogs. The owner of the dogs, Carrie Kent, on Oct. 19, reported to Spalding County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Nicholas Gatlin that her dogs were […]

Altercation leads to shots fired; multiple arrests

STAFF REPORT ::: An altercation that escalated to gunfire resulted in the arrests of several people on a variety of charges. According to a press release issued by Spalding County Sheriff Darrell Dix, the incident occurred at approximately 12:30 a.m. Oct. 18. Deputies responded to a report of shots fired at the end of Windsor […]

Golf tournament exceeds goal to benefit SCSO youth outreach

STAFF REPORT ::: The Spalding County Sheriff’s Office on Oct. 4 hosted the second annual Sheriff Darrell Dix Golf Tournament at Sun City Peachtree, with proceeds benefitting the Georgia Sheriff’s Youth Homes, Spalding County Jr. Deputy Program, the Griffin Police Department/Spalding County Sheriff’s Office Explorer Post 3507 and the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office Santa Sheriff […]