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SPALDNG REGIONAL EMS
Griffin Police, and Spalding Regional EMS responded to a two vehicle accident on Polar Street and 8 th street intersection on Monday afternoon.  The accident  sent two individuals to Spalding Region with non life threatening injuries.  The accident occurred about 3:00 on Monday afternoon.  Traffic was tied up at the crowed intersection until all debris and vehicles could be moved from the scene and the investigation completed.

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The Remains of a Jackson Woman that was reported missing from in 2010 has been found in Peach County off Georgia 49. The Skeletal Remains were found in a wooded area by a rail road worker.  Georgia 49 parallels the rail road tracks for about three miles according to officials. Angela Rene Gilbert age 56 was last seen alive in 2010. When was 56. The search area where her skull was located expanded to about the size of a football field and other bones were located.  The bones were found in March of this year. And were sent to the State GIB Crime Lab in Atlanta where the match was made.

Investigators said they do not have a reason to believe that foul play was involved, but they are not ruling it ouit.

Bobby Gilbert said he last saw his wife September 3rd in 2010, as she was driving away from their home in a 1999 Chevrolet cavalier to visit her mother who lived nearby.

She was wearing a dark red shirt, knee length brown shorts and white sandals. He said it was about 4:3o to 5pm. She did not come home that night.  He further said they had been married for 17 years.

On September 4th of 2010 a Fort Valley police officer saw a woman sitting in a ditch behind the Burger King at 302 Commercial Heights in Fort Valley. The police Officer asked if she was all right and she said she didn’t need any help. The Officer said that the contact was just after midnight.

Later at 3:47 am Peach County 911 received a call of a suspicious vehicle at the same Burger king. Officers found Gilbert’s car in the parking lot. The door was open and keys and her pocket book were in the car her id was in the wallet.

The investigation is ongoing and Investigators are asking if anyone has any information related to this case to call Peach County Sheriff’s Department at 478-825-8249 or Fort Valley Police 478-825-3383.

 

As reported on WKEU last week Dorothy Dow a Meriweather County woman who lived in Grantville, was severely beaten and burned in a home invasion early in August has passed away at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta. She was 83.  She passed away on Saturday morning. She was injured after several people demanded money from her when they entered her house on August 4th. Meriwether County Sheriff Chick Smith said the break in occurred between 11pm and midnight. Dow pleaded with her assailants that she did not have money. The attackers broke both her arms and left cuts and bruises on her face officials said.  They also poured a flammable liquid on her and set it on fire. Justin Pierce Grady age 38, Contavioius Deshun Heard age 18, Shanquavious Keontdrell Cameron age 17, Christie Ellery age 17, Angel  Latrice Harmon age 17 are facing multiple charges in connection with the incident. Grady and Heard previously worked at Dows home.

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Beginning in May of 2016, Agents of The Griffin Police Department’s Special Investigations Unit began an undercover narcotics investigation entitled “Shuttin’ Em’ Down”. This investigation was in response to citizen complaints about street level drug distribution within their communities;  affecting their quality of life due to the constant disturbances and fear of violence they faced on a daily basis. Drug agents conducted investigations that included undercover narcotics purchases from over sixty (60) defendants throughout the city that resulted in more than two-hundred (200) criminal arrest warrants for various violations of the Georgia Controlled Substances Act, and other criminal statutes.

On August 26, 2016, representatives from each division of Griffin Police Department in cooperation with the Warrant and Detention Divisions of the Spalding County Sheriff’s office, Probation and Parole Officers from the Georgia Department of Corrections, and Southern Crescent Technical College Campus Police, began serving warrants on the offenders charged during this investigation. Lt. Tony Thomason, head of the Griffin Police Department’s Special Investigations Unit, stated “We rely on the citizens of Griffin to contact us with information about problems effecting their neighborhoods, and we appreciate those that do. This operation was the direct result of those contacts. We would not have been successful without the cooperation and involvement of the Citizens that are concerned about our community. We will continue to make every effort possible to partner with our communities and make the City of Griffin safer for everyone.” Thomason continued, “This investigation is ongoing, with further warrants and arrests expected as other offenders are identified.”

If you have any questions or concerns please call the Griffin Police Department’s Drug Tip Line at 678-692-0452. You can leave your name and number to be contacted by an agent, or you can leave information and choose to remain anonymous.

 

  1. Ditarian Robinson Age: 35

Possession of Cocaine

Possession of Cocaine with Intent to Distribute

Sale of Cocaine

 

  1. Glenn Reid Age : 38

Possession of Cocaine-2 counts

Possession of Cocaine with Intent to Distribute-2 counts

Sale of Cocaine-2 counts

Possession of Cocaine with Intent to Distribute within 1000 feet of a School -2 counts

 

  1. Solomon Parks Age: 31

Possession of Cocaine

Possession of Cocaine with Intent to Distribute

Sale of Cocaine

 

  1. Christopher Gauldin Age: 23

Possession of Cocaine- 3 counts

Possession of Cocaine with Intent to Distribute- 3 counts

Sale of Cocaine- 3 counts

Possession of Cocaine with Intent to Distribute within 1000 feet of a School- 3 counts

 

  1. James Daryl Cobb Age: 47

Possession of Methamphetamine

Possession of Methamphetamine with Intent to Distribute

Sale of Methamphetamine

 

  1. Jacquelyn Davis Age: 37

Party to the Crime- Possession of Methamphetamine

Party to the Crime- Possession of Methamphetamine with Intent to Distribute

Party to the Crime- Sale of Methamphetamine

 

  1. Walter Clemons Age: 40

Party to the Crime- Possession of Cocaine

Party to the Crime- Possession of Cocaine with Intent to Distribute

Party to the Crime- Sale of Cocaine

 

  1. Roxanne Redding Age: 59

Possession of a Schedule III Narcotic with Intent to Distribute

Possession of a Schedule II Narcotic with Intent to Distribute- 3 counts

Possession of a Schedule II Narcotic with Intent to Distribute within 1000 feet of a Park- 3 counts

Possession of a Schedule IV Narcotic with Intent to Distribute – 2 counts

Possession of a Schedule IV Narcotic with Intent to Distribute within 1000 feet of a Park- 2 counts

 

 

 

  1. Abraham Lincoln Scott Age: 71

Possession of Marijuana

Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Distribute

Sale of Marijuana

Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Distribute within 1000 feet of a Recreational Facility

 

  1. Brittany Martin Age:25

Possession of Methamphetamine

Possession of Methamphetamine with Intent to Distribute

Sale of Methamphetamine

 

  1. David Tanner Age: 60

Party to the Crime- Sale of Cocaine

Party to the Crime- Sale of Cocaine within 1000 feet of a School

 

  1. Dustin Stubbs Age:29

Possession of Methamphetamine

Possession of Methamphetamine with Intent to Distribute

Sale of Methamphetamine

 

  1. James Smith Age: 47

Tag Light Requirement

Possession of Methamphetamine

Possession of Drug Related Object

 

  1. Chad Pless Age: 39

Possession of Cocaine

Possession of Cocaine with Intent to Distribute

Sale of Cocaine

  1. Steve Barkley Age: 53

Party to the Crime of Possession of Cocaine with intent to Distribute

Party to the Crime Possession of Cocaine

Party to the Crime Sale of Cocaine

 

  1. Michael Hammonds Age: 57

Possession of Schedule II Narcotic

Possession of Schedule II Narcotic with intent to Distribute

Sale of Schedule II Narcotic

 

  1. Michael Jackson Age: 50

Possession of Schedule IV Narcotic with intent to Distribute

Possession of Schedule IV Narcotic

Sale of Schedule IV Narcotic

 

  1. Cedric Slaughter Age: 57

Party to the Crime Possession of Cocaine with intent to Distribute

Party to the Crime Possession of Cocaine

Party to the Crime Sale of Cocaine

 

 

 

  1. Willie Clemons Age: 65

Party to the Crime Possession of Cocaine with intent to Distribute

Party to the Crime Possession of Cocaine

Party to the Crime Sale of Cocaine

 

  1. Darrell Berry Age: 58

Party to the Crime Possession of Cocaine with intent to Distribute

Party to the Crime Possession of Cocaine

Party to the Crime Sale of Cocaine

 

  1. Terry Wright Age: 63

Possession of Schedule II Narcotic

Possession of Schedule II Narcotic with intent to Distribute

Sale of Schedule II Narcotic

Possession of Schedule II Narcotic with intent to Distribute within 1000 feet of a Park

Possession of Schedule II Narcotic with intent to Distribute within 1000 feet of a Park

Possession of Schedule II Narcotic with intent to Distribute within 1000 feet of a School

Possession of Cocaine with intent to Distribute

Possession of Cocaine

Sale of Cocaine

Possession of Cocaine with intent to Distribute within 1000 feet of a Park

Possession of Cocaine with intent to Distribute within 1000 feet of a Park

Possession of Cocaine with intent to Distribute within 1000 feet of a School

 

  1. Clarice Berry Age: 43

Possession of Methamphetamine with intent to Distribute

Possession of Methamphetamine

Sale of Methamphetamine

 

  1. Victor Everhart Age: 48

Party to the Crime Possession of Cocaine with intent to Distribute

Party to the Crime Possession of Cocaine

Party to the Crime Sale of Cocaine

 

  1. Justin Robinson Age: 35

Sale of Cocaine

Possession of Cocaine with intent to Distribute

Possession of Cocaine

 

  1. Antonio Mitchell Age: 23

Possession of Cocaine with intent to Distribute

Possession of Cocaine

Sale of Cocaine

 

  1. Dinece Williams

False Name and Date of Birth

Obstruction of Law Enforcement Officer

 

  1. Tabitha Henderson

Violation of Probation

 

  1. Tramorris Hastings

Violation of Probation

 

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UPDATE: JONES ARRESTED IN HUNSVILLE, AL.
Henry County Police have reported that Troy  Leroy Jones age 44 has been arrested in Huntsville Alabama.  Jones was wanted in relation to a domestic related murder incident that occurred in Stockbridge.  Jones age 44 allegedly killed Elimisha Maryetta Gatgres age 40 of Atlanta in her hotel room at 619 West Highway 138.  No details have been released at this time according to police officials.  Jones was considered armed and dangerous according to investigators.  Jones was last seen in the area of Stockbridge and was driving a maroon 2002 Mazda tribute with gray trim and a drive out tag.  Jones is 6’5″ 225 pounds and walks with a limp. More details are expected to be released late by the Henry County Police Department.

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A Thomaston man pleaded guilty Monday to attempted child molestation and internet pornography, stemming from allegations that he arranged to meet a girl he thought was 14 years old for sex.

BENJAMIN C. STANDARD.

     BENJAMIN C. STANDARD.

But it turns out, when 37-year-old Benjamin Craig Standard arrived at the Macon hotel in July 2014 where he’d arranged to meet the girl, he met GBI agents instead.

Agents searched the room he’d rented and found rope and sex toys, according to Bibb County District Attorney’s Office.

Standard had posted an advertisement on the Backpage internet classifieds site in soliciting sex.

A GBI agent posing as a 14-year-old girl responded to the ad, and the two exchanged emails and text messages.

“He asked how old she was” and the GBI agent responded that she was 14

According to prosecutors at one point, Standard messaged her saying, “I hope you are erasing all these emails and texts so your parents don’t see, It was very apparent that Mr. Standard appreciated the risk of what he was doing.”

Standard was taken into custody Monday, but his sentencing was delayed until probation officers complete a presentence investigation.

He could face from one to 10 years in prison on the attempted child molestation charge and one to 20 years on the internet pornography charge.

 

 

Ronnie Lamarr Blankenship, 58, of 327 Bishop Road in Meansville has been charged with molesting a seven-year-old girl, according to Upson County sheriff Dan Kilgore.


Ronnie Lamar Blankenship age 58 of Meansville

   Ronnie Lamar Blankenship age 58 of Meansville

 

Sheriff Kilgore said the allegations against Blankenship arose Aug. 16 and his investigators uncovered evidence that lead to the arrest.

The alleged acts occurred between Nov. 2015 and April 2016 at a residence in Upson County.

Blankenship is charged with two counts of aggravated child molestation.
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The First Baptist Church of Zebulon announces its Grace Biblical Institute classes for this fall.  If you’re interested in getting credit towards a college degree, or simply ready to dig deeper into the Bible, GBI classes are designed with you in mind.  Beginning September 12, we will offer Hermeneutics (the science of biblical interpretation) and Introduction to Theology.  Classes are held at First Baptist Zebulon and the semester runs for 14 weeks.  For more information about the Grace Biblical Institute, phone 678-920-8986 or email edhoard@yahoo.com.

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Griffin’s own world renowned Beatles cover band The Return will perform a special concert at the Griffin Auditorium on Saturday, September 24, 2016 at 7:30PM. Tickets are $20 and all proceeds go to support the Griffin Area Concert Association and the Camelot Theatre Company. Advance tickets are now available at the Griffin-Spalding Chamber of Commerce; First National Bank Main Office and Zebulon, GA Branch, and at A Novel Experience Bookstore in Zebulon, GA. Advance tickets may also be purchased online at griffinconcerts.org or camelottheatre.com. Tickets, if still available, may also be purchased at the door on the date of the concert beginning at 630PM. The doors will open at 6:30PM and all seating is open with no reserved seating.

 

The Return strives to recreate the early sixties Beatles concert experience from the tiniest detail (John Lennon’s on-stage gum-chewing) to the biggest, most expensive details (using exact replicas of the instruments and gear the Beatles used). This concert will feature their show “Beatlemania – Touring Years 1963 – 66”.

 

The Return has crafted a truly authentic, entertaining, and very exciting show. And in doing so, the band not only delivers a near perfect reproduction of a live Beatles concert–they capture the very essence of the Beatles themselves. The Return has played literally thousands of shows throughout the U.S. and around the world. They have performed at the Cavern in Liverpool, England, where the original Beatles got their start, and played a concert at Abbey Road Studios in London. The Return recently headlined the 40th anniversary celebration in Japan of the Beatle’s only visit to Tokyo.

 

The members of The Return are Richard Stelling as John Lennon, Shane Landers as Paul McCartney, Michael Fulop as George Harrison, and Adam Thurston as Ringo Starr. All four members still live in Griffin with their wives and children. For more information visit www.griffinconcerts.org or www.camelottheatre.com or call 770-228-3229