Sheriff: Man wanted for Upson County murder committed suicide in Ingles parking lot

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: A man who was scheduled to turn himself in to authorities in connection with an Upson County murder committed suicide in the Ingles parking lot Sunday afternoon, officials say. Despite rumors circulating rampantly on social media, there was no other fatality or injury associated with this incident. According to Spalding County […]

GPD: Two dead in Saturday murder/suicide

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: The Griffin Police Department is investigating what officials are describing as a murder suicide. Officers at approximately 2:05 p.m. Saturday responded to a call requesting a welfare check at 704 Grandview Drive Apartment F4. Upon arrival, officers of the Uniform Patrol Division were unable to contact anyone at that residence. After […]

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 […]

Identities of shooting victim, suicide released

STAFF REPORT ::: The Spalding County Sheriff’s Office is continuing its investigation into what authorities say was an attempted murder/suicide. According to a press release issued by Sheriff Darrell Dix, deputies at 9:18 a.m. Tuesday responded to a report of shooting at a residence in the 600 block of Cheatham Road. Authorities say as the […]

GPD officer credited with saving distraught woman’s life

STAFF REPORT ::: Cpl. Chris Wilson, of the Griffin Police Department Uniform Patrol Division, is being credited with saving the life of a distraught woman. On Dec. 4, Wilson was dispatched to the Ellis Bridge Road in reference to a woman believed to be attempting suicide by jumping off the bridge. Upon arrival, Wilson found […]