Hawbaker pleads guilty to five counts of aggravated assault against a peace officer

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: Don Hawbaker, who has been held without bond in the Spalding County Jail without bond since Feb. 4, 2020, today accepted a guilty plea to five counts of aggravated assault on a peace officer. The guilty plea was accepted by Griffin Judicial Circuit Superior Court Judge Scott Ballard. Hawbaker was on […]

Spalding County man convicted of human trafficking of 14-year-old girl

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: The Spalding County District Attorney’s Office on Wednesday obtained the first human trafficking conviction in the Griffin Judicial Circuit. District Attorney Ben Coker and Spalding County Assistant District Attorney Morgan Kendrick prosecuted the case against Armed Cortez Clemmons, who was convicted of aggravated child molestation, two counts of child molestation, sodomy, […]

Violent Griffin home invasion, aggravated assault of child victim results in life sentence

STAFF REPORT ::: A Spalding County jury on Thursday convicted Lajayvayon Malek Johnson on numerous charges related to a violent home invasion. Having been convicted of home invasion, aggravated assault, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, possession of a firearm by a person under the age of 18, possession of marijuana […]