Arrest made in fatal Feb. 2018 hit and run

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: The GRIP has confirmed that an arrest has been made in the Feb. 19, 2018, hit and run that took the life of 37-year-old Shaun Wright. According to information from the Georgia State Patrol, the driver has been identified as 34-year-old Marcus Allen. Allen was arrested Dec. 10. Wright was struck […]

Sheriff: Female suspect confessed to two armed robberies

STAFF REPORT ::: New details have emerged regarding the investigation that led to the arrest of two individuals in connection with two armed robberies of the North Expressway Exxon gas station formerly known as the Hot Spot. According to a press release issued by Sheriff Darrell Dix, key physical evidence recovered after both incidents led […]

Teen arrested in connection with armed robberies of Hot Spot gas station

STAFF REPORT ::: The Spalding County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a suspect in the robberies of the Hot Spot gas station. Investigators on Friday executed a search warrant on a room at the Super 8 Motel located on North Expressway. This warrant resulted in the arrest of 17-year-old Anna Caroline Halton. Two males were also […]

Fatal wreck on North Expressway under investigation

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: A wreck in the vicinity of Minter Road and North Expressway has resulted in at least one fatality. According to Capt. Dwayne Jones, the investigation is active and ongoing. The public is asked to avoid this area if possible, and to anticipate delays if not. The GRIP will report additional information […]

Sheriff: Woman charged with felony after false report of drive by

STAFF REPORT ::: The Spalding County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a woman who allegedly falsely reported being the victim of a drive by shooting. According to a press release issued by Sheriff Darrell Dix, deputies responded to the report the morning of Nov. 18. Officials say Hannah Amber Dawson reported she was driving in the […]

Two arrested in connection to burglary

STAFF REPORT ::: Two arrests have been made in connection to a reported theft/burglary at 654 Jim Goodson Road. According to a press release issued by Sheriff Darrell Dix, deputies first responded to that location at approximately 5:44 a.m. Nov. 17. Upon their arrival, they spoke with the property owner and located a large U-Haul […]

Arrest made in multiple Spalding County entering auto cases

STAFF REPORT ::: The Spalding County Sheriff’s Office has made an arrest in a series of entering auto cases. According to a press release issued by Sheriff Darrell Dix, deputies responded to multiple reports of vehicles that were entered during late October. Many of these incidents occurred in south Spalding. A homeowner provided investigators with […]

SHS placed on lockdown following equipment accident

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: Spalding High School was briefly placed on lockdown Thursday morning as a precautionary measure, but authorities report there was no incident. According to Spalding County Sheriff’s Office Captain Dwayne Jones, the lockdown was determined to have resulted from an equipment accident. “The school was on a brief lockdown. All is clear […]

SCSO: 32 arrested on drug, gang and weapon charges in Operation Say No More

STAFF REPORT ::: A two-month long investigation – Operation Say No More – led by the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office Special Operations Unit and Criminal Apprehension and Gang Enforcement Unit (C.A.G.E.), resulted in multiple arrests for various felony drug, gang and related charges. The target of the investigation was the source of deadly narcotics that […]

Sheriff: Narcotics operation nets dozens of arrests; delivers “big blow” to local distribution network

STAFF REPORT ::: A two-month long investigation titled “Operation Say No More”, led by the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office Special Operations Unit and Criminal Apprehension and Gang Enforcement Unit (C.A.G.E.), has resulted in multiple arrests for various felony drug, gang and related charges. The target of the investigation was the source of deadly narcotics that […]

Sheriff: Child pornography recorded in local school under investigation

STAFF REPORT ::: The Spalding County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an incident of alleged child pornography that officials say was recorded by a student during school hours, and is now being circulated among students. According to a press release issued by Spalding County Sheriff Darrell Dix, his agency, in cooperation with the Griffin-Spalding County School […]

GPD: Attempted child abduction report was false

STAFF REPORT ::: The Griffin Police Department has determined a report of an attempted child abduction was false. According to a press release issued by Griffin Police Department Chief Mike Yates, officers of the GPD Uniform Patrol Division responded to a call at approximately 3:37 p.m. Sept. 20, reporting an attempted child abduction had just […]

Sheriff warns of extreme danger from fentanyl allegedly distributed by Ghost Face Gangsters

STAFF REPORT ::: A press release issued by Sheriff Darrell Dix reports the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office has seen a rise in calls for persons who have overdosed on methamphetamine, heroin and what is believed by the user to be prescription medication. At least two of those calls have resulted in deaths, and a third […]

GSP trooper arrested on charge of DUI

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: A trooper assigned to the Georgia State Patrol-Griffin Post was arrested by the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office on a charge of driving under the influence of alcohol. Christopher McEntyre, who was at the time of the incident a GSP corporal, was arrested after allegedly causing a disturbance at a Searcy Avenue […]

Sheriff: At least one seriously injured in warehouse explosion; first responders remain on scene

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: At least one person has been seriously injured in a reported explosion at ARI, an aerosol product manufacturing facility located at 2523 S. McDonough Road. According to Spalding County Sheriff Darrell Dix, the incident was reported as an explosion with a fire at 4:24 p.m. “It appears that there was some […]