FOX 5 viewers come to the rescue of abused animals

FOX 5 viewers have graciously come to the aid of an animal rescue group which took in 15 dogs after a terrible animal abuse case in Spalding County.  Royal Animal Refuge is caring for 10 puppies and five adult dogs surrendered by an owner who has been charged in the case. FOX 5 viewers have helped raise $5,000 dollars for their care. 

Robber targets Verizon iPhones

Spalding County investigators are looking for an iPhone thief that targeted a Verizon store for only Apple products.  The robber is seen on surveillance video and forces an employee to open a safe.  

Teen arrested for armed robbery of Spalding County grocery store

Caleb Maines, 17, of Griffin, was arrested Dec. 12 and booked into the Spalding County Jail on charges of armed robbery, two counts of aggravated assault, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, and possession of a firearm by a minor.

Police hope fashion statement leads to identity of armed robber

Investigators in Spalding County need the public’s help in identifying a gunman who held up a local gas station last Monday evening. The gunman’s fashion has led deputies to answer social media speculation that the robber may be female instead of male. 

Busted by a home security camera that wouldn’t quit

One might call it the little camera that could. Long after a burglary suspect made off with a Spalding County family’s belongings, their security camera continued to broadcast live pictures of him to the internet. That’s because he had stolen it too, according to deputies.

Mother: Child records video of being bullied at school

A 7th grader recorded a video in class to show his mother that he was being bullied at a Spalding County middle school. The mom then posted her son’s video to social media. Now, the sheriff’s office is conducting a criminal investigation and the school district said action is being taken.