Between Friday, Feb. 24, and Friday, March 2, the Barnesville police department made seven arrests:
Derek Wilkerson, 22, 546 Yatesville Rd., Barnesville, theft by taking auto;
Decarlos Grier, 21, 159 Halls Bridge Rd., Jackson, simple battery;
Laquandria Alford, 21, 130 Abercrombie Rd., Culloden, simple battery;
Tyree Virgin, 32, 132 Armstead Cir., Barnesville, disorderly conduct;
Arlon Graves, 25, 272 Mill St., Barnesville, battery;
Dnorrious Barrett, 19, 335 Grove St., Barnesville, theft by taking auto;
Cory Hugh, 19, 178 Ledbetter Rd., Barnesville, theft by taking auto.
Officers answered 114 calls for service including one fight, three animal complaints, eight security checks, six domestics, one subject with firearm, 26 foot patrols, 10 suspicious persons/vehicles, one suicide attempt, four speeding, one accident, three escorts, seven alarms and four damage to property. They issued 27 citations including one driving while license suspended or revoked, one no license on person, one violation of license restrictions, 17 speeding, one failure to stop, two seat belt violations, one open container, two simple battery and one disorderly conduct.
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On Monday night, Feb. 20, sheriff’s deputies were called to the Amberwood Subdivision in reference to shots being fired. A description of the vehicles involved in the shooting were given to law enforcement officers and deputies located one vehicle on Cowan Road. The Griffin Police Department located the second vehicle on the N. Expressway near Ellis Road. Investigators determined the violence was gang related and suspects arrested were affiliated with either the Ratchet Boys or Southside Gang.
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