Spalding man accused of felony cruelty to animals in shooting of neighbor’s dog

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: A Spalding County man is in jail facing felony charges for allegedly shooting a neighbor’s dog. Spalding County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Phillip Ramsammy on May 9 responded to the home of 73-year-old Don Shepard, who reported his dog had been shot. According to Shepard, an unknown man driving a white GMC […]

One shooting suspect in custody; one remains at large

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: Michael Jester, a suspect in the Sunday night shooting that seriously wounded 51-year-old Virginia Sanchez, has been taken into custody. Authorities say Sanchez was shot following a dispute over a stolen bicycle. A second suspect, 16-year-old Rasheed Redding, is described as a black male who stands 5 feet 8 inches tall […]

Sunday night shooting leaves woman seriously wounded; two suspects at large

STAFF REPORT ::: The Griffin Police Department is seeking two suspects in a Sunday night shooting that left one woman with serious injuries. Officers responded at approximately 8:30 to a call reporting a person shot at 522 Hallyburton St. The victim, identified as 51-year-old Virginia Sanchez, of 601 Hallyburton St., was initially transported to WellStar […]

Third shooting in three days leaves two Griffin homes riddled with bullets

STAFF REPORT ::: A third shooting in as many days left two Griffin homes damaged by gunfire. A family including two children was home when one of the residences was struck. Officers of the Griffin Police Department Uniform Patrol Division responded at approximately 2:39 a.m. to one of the residences located at 117 Crawford St. […]

Teen seriously wounded in Sunday shooting airlifted to Atlanta trauma unit

STAFF REPORT ::: Two people were injured – one seriously – in a shooting Sunday afternoon on Kentucky Avenue. Officers of the Griffin Police Department responded to the call at approximately 1:30 p.m. and rendered aid to the victims, one a 16-years-old male, until the arrival of emergency medical services personnel. Due to the nature […]

GPD: Accidental shooting not ruled out in death of 12-year-old boy

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: The shooting death of a 12-year-old boy remains under investigation by the Griffin Police Department. The boy was killed Saturday night in the 600 block of Hammock Drive. GPD Public Information Office Lt. Daniel Jett on Sunday said investigators are not yet releasing the victim’s name. “I cannot confirm that,” he […]

12-year-old Griffin boy killed in shooting

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: A 12-year-old Griffin boy has died after being stuck by gunfire in a Saturday night shooting. The Griffin Police Department responded to a call involving a juvenile shot at 7:41 p.m. PIO Lt. Daniel Jett later confirmed to The GRIP the child did not survive. Investigators of the GPD Criminal Investigation […]

HCPD: Five murder suspects in custody; one remains at large

STAFF REPORT ::: Five suspects have been arrested and one remains at large in connection with a Henry County homicide. According to a press release issued by the Henry County Police Department, the incident occurred at approximately 10:49 p.m. April 8. Officials say the six suspects were at the victim’s residence located in the 600 […]

GPD: Four arrested in armed robbery, including juveniles, ages 12 and 15

STAFF REPORT ::: Four suspects have been arrested in connection with the alleged armed robbery of a Marco’s Pizza delivery driver. Griffin Police Department Uniform Patrol Division officers were on Thursday night dispatched to Marco’s Pizza in response to the report of an armed robbery in the vicinity of Turner Street. A delivery driver reported […]

Armed carjacking suspects from Dekalb arrested in Pike County

STAFF REPORT ::: Two armed carjacking suspects from a Dekalb County incident have been apprehended by the Pike County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies of the PCSO at 8:08 p.m. Thursday night attempted to execute a traffic stop on a Nissan Rogue, but the driver reportedly refused to stop, and a pursuit ensued on Highway 19 southbound […]

Six alleged gang members arrested for armed robbery of Bowen’s Pharmacy

STAFF REPORT ::: The Griffin Police Department has arrested six men in connection to a Tuesday morning armed robbery at Bowen’s Pharmacy located at 1378 Experiment St. According to a press release issued by the GPD, upon arrival, officers were given a description of suspects and a description and the tag number of the vehicle […]

Police working to identify person of interest in murder investigation

STAFF REPORT ::: The Henry County Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in the investigation of a Thursday afternoon murder. The body of 24-year-old Voiese Pinn was located at approximately 3:30 p.m. at the pavilion in the Pembrooke Park neighborhood in McDonough. Pinn had sustained multiple gunshot wounds. The HCPD has now released a […]

Second suspect arrested in Ringgold Grocery armed robbery case

STAFF REPORT ::: A second arrest has been made in connection to the Nov. 18, 2019, robbery of Ringgold Grocery Store located at 4243 Jackson Road. The Spalding County Sheriff’s Office reports that 19-year-old Elijah Jeremiah Williams was arrested Jan. 14, and has been charged with two counts of armed robbery. “We knew that at […]

Griffin man arrested after shooting near Quiet Hills Apartments

STAFF REPORT ::: The Griffin Police Department arrested a Griffin man following a shooting incident near an apartment complex. According to a press release issued by the GPD, the incident occurred in the area of Quiet Hills Apartments on West Avenue and Lane Street on Thursday, Dec. 12. Authorities say officers in the Uniform Patrol […]

GPD: Crips and Bloods behind multiple shootings over past few days

STAFF REPORT ::: Griffin Police Department investigators now say several shooting incidents this week are believed to be gang retaliations involving the Crips and Bloods criminal street gangs, with at least one related outside incident involving a murder. These incidents have resulted in residences being struck by projectiles from various caliber weapons. The shootings have […]