SHS locked down as search for suspect ensues

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: Spalding High School has been placed on lock down as the Griffin Police Department searches for a suspect that reportedly fled from an officer. According to Capt. Dwayne Jones, of the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office, that agency is providing assistance. “They had someone flee from one of their officers,” Jones said, […]

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 […]

Armed robbery at First National Bank under investigation

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: The Griffin Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation are conducting a joint investigation of a bank robbery that occurred Wednesday morning. According to information released by GPD Chief Mike Yates, officers responded to the First National Bank branch located at 1475 W. McIntosh Road at approximately 9:15 a.m. in […]

Murder suspect apprehended by SCSO

STAFF REPORT ::: The Spalding County Sheriff’s Office on Friday night apprehended a murder suspect being sought in connection to a 2016 homicide. According to a press release issued by Sheriff Darrell Dix, personnel of the Special Operations Unit and Warrant Division were on patrol in the area of 615 Northside Drive at approximately 8 […]

Rape suspect apprehended

STAFF REPORT ::: The Griffin Police Department has apprehended a suspect being sought in connection to a Sunday afternoon rape on D.F. Fuller Drive. According to Lt. Mike Richardson, of the GPD Criminal Investigation Division, Octavious Russell, of Griffin, has been arrested and charged with rape, aggravated sodomy and burglary. Investigators were on Sunday called […]

Police seek public’s assistance in identifying suspect

STAFF REPORTS ::: The Griffin Police Department is requesting assistance in identifying a person of interest in an investigation into a series of fraudulent checks being passed in the eastern and southern metro Atlanta area. These photographs are of a white male subject who may have information on a series of checks that were cashed […]

Man accused of shooting, killing GPD officer condition updated

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: Michael Bowman, the Griffin man accused of shooting and killing Griffin Police Department Kevin Jordan, is reportedly in critical and unstable condition. Authorities say Bowman fired multiple shots that struck Jordan in the back as the officer attempted to arrest a female friend, Chantell Mixon. Bowman, Mixon and a third man, […]

GPD: Shooting suspect arrested without incident

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: Justin Adam Holloway, the man being sought in connection with the early morning April 1 shooting of Justin Melton, of Griffin, in the parking lot of the Super Speed Zone located at 678 North Expressway has been apprehended. “Officers of the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office Warrant Division developed information on the […]

Man sought in connection with Spalding County theft

STAFF REPORTS ::: The Spalding County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in locating the homeless subject in this photo. This subject has been seen in the area of the 300 block of LaPrade Road. The subject is wanted for questioning in a theft in this area. This subject is a white male, […]