GPD responds to call of 13-year-old with gunshot wound

STAFF REPORT ::: Officers of the Griffin Police Department on Tuesday responded to a call at WellStar Spalding Regional Hospital regarding a 13-year-old child who sustained a gunshot wound to the leg. According to a press release issued by the Griffin Police Department, the wound was allegedly self-inflicted. Officers met with the wounded boy and […]

Beaverbrook Elementary parking lot shooting appears to be accidental, Sheriff says

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: One woman was seriously wounded Monday afternoon in a shooting incident in the parking lot of Beaverbrook Elementary School. The preliminary investigation suggests this appears to be an accidental shooting. “We have one person shot – it’s a female,” Spalding County Sheriff Darrell Dix reported at the scene. “She appears to […]

BREAKING NEWS: SCSO says one wounded in shooting in Beaverbrook Elementary parking lot

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: One person was injured in a Monday afternoon shooting in the parking lot at Beaverbrook Elementary School. According to Capt. Dwayne Jones, of the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office, no students or faculty were involved in the incident. Jones said the SCSO was not originally called to the school, but rather to […]

Man charged with murder in Monday domestic related shooting

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: Johnny Johnson Jr., age 53, has been formally charged in connection with the Monday night shooting death of 57-year-old Joanne Redding. The Spalding County Sheriff’s Office on Monday responded to a 508 Terry Drive residence where Redding was located. WellStar Spalding Regional Emergency Medical Services responded, but Redding was pronounced deceased […]

Elderly Griffin man killed in Sunday morning fire

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: An early Sunday morning fire on Morningside Drive took the life of an elderly Griffin resident, 76-year-old Albert C. “Carey” Jones. According to Griffin Fire-Rescue Chief Tommy Jones said he received notification of the fire at approximately 7 a.m., and heavy smoke was showing upon the arrival of the first fire […]

GBI investigating inmate death in Spalding County Jail

STAFF REPORT ::: The Spalding County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of an inmate who died Saturday while being housed in the Spalding County Jail. According to a press release issued by Sheriff Darrell Dix, 60-year-old Darrell Jones became ill during a routine medication call, and after unsuccessful attempts to save him, he was […]

Two hospitalized after separate shooting, cutting incident

  STAFF REPORT ::: The Spalding County Sheriff’s Office is investigating two aggravated assaults that occurred this week, with one suspect currently being in custody. According to a press release issued by Sheriff Darrell Dix, deputies were dispatched to WellStar Spalding Regional Hospital at 6:20 a.m. Feb. 22, in response to a report of a […]

SCSO: Saturday home invasion leads to kidnapping, aggravated assault

STAFF REPORT ::: A Griffin man on Saturday was arrested following an alleged home invasion that authorities say resulted in a kidnapping and numerous additional felonious acts. According to a press release issued by Spalding County Sheriff Darrell Dix, deputies on Jan. 14 responded to a report of a home invasion on Lakeside Drive. Upon […]