Deputies arrest armed suspect at Unicoi Lodge


Timothy Paul Griffin

HELEN, Ga. — On Nov. 30, White County deputies assisted the Helen Police Department in serving a warrant on a suspect who is charged with aggravated assault and who was believed to be armed and dangerous.

Deputies located 32-year-old Timothy Paul Griffin at Unicoi Lodge, served the warrant and arrested him without incident. After he was handcuffed, Griffin informed deputies that he was in possession of a loaded firearm that was located in his 2008 Kia Sedona.

Deputies removed the Glock Model 22 from the vehicle’s glove compartment removed 12 rounds of ammunition and placed it into an evidence bag. Griffin was then transported to the White County Detention Center.


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  1. Heather Bingham December 4, 2019 at 7:26 pm

    Please tell me this reporter got fired after this article. As well as whoever okayed it to be published. “Glock 22 .40 caliber Smith & Wesson”? Is that a joke?

  2. Marcus Williamson December 13, 2019 at 3:20 am

    So a gun owner assaults someone and the entire subject becomes the gun and ammo? Don’t share this trash propaganda…He didnt even have the gun on him at the time of his arrest. This headline is so misleading and is just for attention. And if his gun was in his car, his vehicle is apart of the castle doctrine. His arrest charges didn’t have anything to do with a gun. Your one sided anti-gun propaganda piece represents what is wrong with journalism today. Pushing your own/others agenda, and embellishing the truth to sensationalize a political narrative. That’s why I don’t read “news” anymore….except this little doosey caught my eye. Shame on you for your extremely narrow and very one sided POV conveyed too readers through your print….

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