GPD Chief will request GSP investigation of officer’s on-duty wreck

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: Griffin Police Department Chief Mike Yates on Sunday clarified a miscommunication regarding an on-duty wreck involving Griffin Police Department Officer Jessie Piland, stating he intends to request the Georgia State Patrol investigate the incident. Yates originally stated Saturday morning that the Georgia State Patrol is investigating the incident. Sgt. Robert Thompson, […]

GPD officer sustains minor injuries in early morning wreck

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: An officer of the Griffin Police Department sustained minor injuries in an early Saturday morning wreck that left his patrol car overturned. GPD Chief Mike Yates said Officer Jessie Piland was responding to a call for service when the wreck occurred on West Taylor Street. Yates said Piland sustained “no injuries […]

One man killed in Friday morning wreck

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: One man was killed early Friday morning in a wreck on Highway 16 in the area of West Poplar Street. Sgt. Robert Thompson, of the Georgia State Patrol-Griffin Post said the wreck involved one vehicle. “The driver was going east on 16 and for some reason, drove off the road, went […]

Three people injured in head-on collision

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: Three people were injured in a head-on collision Friday evening at the intersection of Highway 16 and High Falls Road. According to Sgt. Robert Thompson, of the Georgia State Patrol-Griffin Post, the wreck resulted from distracted driving. “One driver was distracted and ran the red light at 16 and struck one […]

GSP: Driver was distracted by cell phone when box truck struck GPD patrol car

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: Griffin Police Department Officer Amanda Frix and Officer Erin McAdams continue to recover from injuries sustained when their patrol car was struck by a commercial truck. According to Sgt. 1st Class K.J. Searcy, of the Georgia State Patrol-Griffin Post, the wreck, which occurred at approximately 5:30 a.m. Monday, was caused by […]

Two GPD officers injured, one seriously, in early Tuesday morning wreck

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: Two Griffin police officers were injured, one seriously, in a wreck early Tuesday morning when the patrol car occupied by Officer Amanda Frix, a Griffin Police Department veteran, and Erin McAdams, a recently-certified rookie officer who was in field training under Frix’s supervision, was struck in the driver’s side. The incident […]

Second Friday night shooting in Spalding wounded one and caused wreck with injuries

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: A man was seriously wounded Friday night in Spalding County when he was shot while travelling in a vehicle. A second man also sustained grievous injuries in a subsequent wreck. Authorities say the shooting occurred after midnight, when the wreck, which was unrelated to the shooting incident, was reported. “We responded […]

Tractor trailer wreck blocks downtown traffic; city manager predicts ongoing problems

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: Downtown traffic came to a standstill at the intersection of Hill and Taylor streets Wednesday afternoon when a tractor trailer struck a brick planter that constructed as part of the city of Griffin Livable Centers Initiative (LCI) project. Griffin Police Department Chief Mike Yates said traffic was obstructed while waiting for […]

Man ejected, killed in wreck at Highway 155 and Teamon Road

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: One man was killed Tuesday afternoon in a wreck on Highway 155 in Spalding County. According to Sgt. Terry Thompson, of the Georgia State Patrol-Griffin Post, 22-year-old Michael Marcelle, whose license listed a Locust Grove address, was pronounced dead at the scene. “A driver traveling an excessive rate of speed lost […]

Woman killed, man seriously injured in early Sunday morning wreck

STAFF REPORT ::: A woman was killed and a man seriously injured early Sunday morning in a one vehicle wreck in Pike County. Deputies of the Pike County Sheriff’s Office (PCSO) responded at approximately 3:26 a.m. to the scene on Highway 109 in the area of Weems Road. Officials say a Kia Sorento was travelling […]

SCSO deputy seriously injured in wreck

STAFF REPORT ::: Spalding County K9 Deputy Sheriff Matthew Everett was seriously injured in a wreck Tuesday afternoon while driving home from work. Sheriff Darrell Dix says Everett’s in-car camera recorded the incident and indicates the deputy was not at fault in the collision. According to Dix, the video showed a pickup truck hydroplaning on […]

Head on collision injures three

STAFF REPORT ::: Three people were injured, at least one seriously, in a Tuesday evening head on collision in Pike County. According to the office of Pike County Sheriff Jimmy Thomas, the incident occurred when Kaitland Harvey, a Thomaston resident, reportedly failed to yield the right of way when entering Highway 19. Harvey, who was […]

Two people seriously injured in Saturday evening motorcycle wreck

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: Two people were seriously injured Saturday in a wreck involving a motorcycle and a Griffin Police Department patrol car. The wreck occurred at 6:05 p.m. in the intersection of North Hill and Broadway streets. According to Cpl. R. Youngblood, of the Griffin State Patrol-Griffin Post, the incident occurred when Timothy Atkinson, […]

Spalding County deputy involved in Patterson Road wreck

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: A Spalding County Sheriff’s Office deputy has been involved in a wreck on Patterson Road. “It’s a two-vehicle motor vehicle crash, one vehicle being a Sheriff’s Office vehicle,” said Maj. Dwayne Jones. The Georgia State Patrol has been notified and is en route to investigate the wreck. Jones had no specific […]

One killed, three injured in Friday night wreck

STAFF REPORT ::: One person was killed and three others were injured in a wreck that occurred Friday evening in Pike County. The Pike County Sheriff’s Office responded to the wreck on Highway 362 at Williamson/Zebulon Road at 6:34 p.m. Investigators say a GMC Sierra was attempting to turn left onto Williamson/Zebulon Road when it […]