Spalding Sheriffs Department




Investigators with the City of Griffin Police Department and the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office discovered a body near the area where we received a report of a missing person late last week. Griffin Police Department Investigators, Spalding County Sheriff’s Deputies and the Spalding County Coroner are working together to identify the body. Information will be released once positive identification has been made and the next of kin has been notified. Thank you to the Griffin Police Department and the Spalding County Coroner’s Office for their assistance in this case.


Sheriff Jimmy Thomas of Pike County has advised WKEU news that his Investigators have continued to work on the circumstances surrounding the escape of inmate Jason Goolsby.

Stephanie Bell , from Monroe County, has been arrested and charged with aiding the escape of Goolsby. The investigation has shown that Bell traveled to Zebulon and picked up Goolsby a short time after he left his work detail.

This incident continues to be an active investigation and further details will be released when appropriate.