Dix praises SCSO, GPD for joint effort resulting in arrest of five drive-by shooting suspects

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: Spalding County Sheriff Darrell Dix has identified the five suspects arrested in a felony traffic stop following a high-speed pursuit early Thursday morning that ended in Butts County. The pursuit involved a vehicle suspected of involvement in multiple drive-by shootings, including one in the early morning hours of May 17 that […]

Dix: SCSO will protect city of Griffin residents; reports special op targeting drive-by shootings

STAFF REPORT ::: In response to the recent increase in drive-by shootings primarily centered in the city of Griffin, the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO) conducted a special operation that resulted in dozens of arrests. This operation from May 2 to May 6 followed the Sheriff’s Office’s Operation Zero Tolerance, a nine-day special detail in […]

Three Griffin residents seriously wounded in two separate weekend shootings

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: Three city of Griffin residents were injured in two separate shootings over the weekend. The first – a drive-by shooting – occurred at approximately 1:45 a.m. Saturday on Thurman Street. Griffin Police Department Officer Kody Billings responded to a call regarding a person shot. Upon arrival, Billings was greeted by shouts […]

One man critically wounded in Wednesday afternoon shooting

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: A Spalding County man was critically wounded in a Wednesday afternoon shooting that authorities are describing as a personal dispute. Personnel of the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to a call reporting a person shot at approximately 2 p.m. in the 800 block of East McIntosh Road. “The two people […]

Crime suppression unit will address Griffin gangs, violent crime

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: The Griffin Police Department is in the process of organizing a specialized crime suppression unit that will work to curb the city’s gang activity and violent crime. Chief Steve Heaton, who took office in April 2014, has since last year stated he wanted to establish such a unit, but personnel shortages […]