SCSO deputy arrested, fired following alleged domestic dispute involving child

STAFF REPORT ::: A Spalding County deputy has been arrested and charged with one count of reckless conduct in connection to an alleged domestic dispute Feb. 22. The man was also terminated from the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office. Charles Bentley was arrested Feb. 27, for an incident involving his live-in girlfriend. According to a press […]

Sheriff: Two deputies fired following IA investigation; sexually explicit language, actions will not be tolerated

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: After taking office, Spalding County Sheriff Darrell Dix addressed an Internal Affairs investigation conducted by the preceding administration that involved Jessica Kelley and Catherine Lewis, who remained employed by his office. The original complaint was filed by Lewis, who made numerous allegations of wrongdoing against Kelley, whose 2015 complaint against David […]

Internal Affairs file sheds light on GPD “Facebook” investigation

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: The Griffin Police Department has released its Internal Affairs (IA) investigative file on Bryan Jones and Stacy Beckom, who were both master patrol officers before being terminated for their participation in a Facebook discussion that included derogatory statements and threats against Griffin resident Joe Ward. Lt. Darrell Dix, who works in […]