GPD arrests four suspects in entering auto cases

STAFF REPORT ::: Several arrests have been made by the Griffin Police Department in connection to entering auto cases. According to a press release issued Monday, the first arrest was made Feb. 16, when officers of the Uniform Patrol Division responded to subjects breaking into vehicles in neighborhoods from Tupelo Drive to Forrest St. Officers […]

Three T-Mobile armed robbery defendants convicted; sentences range from 20 years to life

STAFF REPORT ::: Three perpetrators of a July 2018 armed robbery of the Griffin T-Mobile store have been sentenced to prison sentences ranging from 20 years to life in prison. According to a press release issued by the Spalding County District Attorney’s Office, the case of State of Georgia v. Dexter Lamar Boyd and Victor […]

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 […]

GPD narcotics investigation nets three arrests, seizure of drugs and weapon

STAFF REPORT ::: An investigation of the Griffin Police Department Special Investigation Unit (SIU) and Criminal Apprehension and Gang Enforcement Unit (CAGE) resulted in the arrest of seizure of illegal narcotics, one firearm and the arrest of three individuals. According to a press release, the investigation focused on two apartments located at 311 E. Tinsley […]

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 […]

BoE member, second man wounded in Monday morning stabbing

STAFF REPORT ::: Griffin-Spalding County Board of Education member Syntel Brown was seriously wounded in a stabbing Monday morning. According to a press release issued by Sheriff Darrell Dix, the incident occurred at a High Falls Road residence. Deputies responded at approximately 9:07 a.m. to a call of an aggravated assault at that location. Upon […]

GPD seeking suspect in Thursday morning armed robbery

STAFF REPORT ::: The Griffin Police Department is searching for a suspect in a Thursday morning armed robbery of the Dollar General located at 1019 Memorial Drive. According to a press release, officers of the GPD Uniform Patrol Division were dispatched to that location just after 11:30 a.m. Employees reported the suspect used a handgun […]

Griffin Fire-Rescue Toy Drive underway

STAFF REPORT ::: It’s that time of year again. The Griffin Firefighter Annual Toy Round-up has gotten off to a great start. Fire fighters are busy collecting toys through Dec. 16, at the three city fire stations: Station 1 at 310 N. Hill St. Station 2 (Headquarters) at 1420 Ellis Road Station 3 at 101 Crescent Way […]

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 […]

GSP: Two Friday night wrecks, one fatal, caused by alcohol

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: Officials say two Friday night wrecks – including one that took the life of a Henry County man – were caused by alcohol. According to Sgt. 1st Class K.J. Searcy, the Georgia State Patrol-Griffin Post commander, both wrecks occurred about an hour apart. The first was on North Expressway in the […]

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 […]