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Spalding County Makes Arrests

GRIFFIN - On January 16th, at approximately 8:00pm, members of the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office S.W.A.T. team executed a search warrant at a Placid Road address in Griffin, Ga. culminating an investigation that was conducted by members of the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office Special Operations Division. The targets of the search warrant were Joshua Sparks, Alexis Duncan, and their involvement with the distribution of Methamphetamine in Griffin and Spalding County.

In 2016, Sparks was convicted of methamphetamine distribution and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Upon that conviction he was sent to prison but had since been released. He was scheduled to be under the Supervision of Parole and Probation until the year 2032 for his previous convictions. It has been well documented that Sparks will go to Prison, get released, go back to 1125 Placid Rd. and begin distributing methamphetamine again.

During the search agents located a trafficking amount of methamphetamine, digital scales, and packaging material. Sparks and Duncan have both been charged with trafficking methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine with the intent to distribute, possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug related objects.

Sheriff Darrell Dix, “We have been to this address in the past and we are familiar with Sparks. My Agents met with the homeowner and served her with notice that she can get control of the situation, or we will seek seizure of the property. In the past, warnings have been given by us, and help has been offered to the homeowner from us, but none was ever accepted. Enabling Sparks and allowing him to distribute methamphetamine from this house has continued. The citizens of this county deserve better and we are going to do all we can to ensure that Mr. Sparks serves all the time he has remaining and will face on these new charges. As far as Mrs. Duncan is concerned, she was encountered by agents before and warned that she needed to cease her activities in Spalding County. She ignored us and will now face prison for her choices.”

Sparks is currently being held at the Spalding County Jail without bond. Duncan’s bond amount has been set at $51,500.00.

On January 22, 2020, members of the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office Special Operations Division and C.A.G.E. unit arrested two felons one of which is a known Ghost Face Gangster Gang Member after a short vehicle and foot pursuit.

At approximately 5:30pm, agents observed Douglas Briggs W/M 29 years of age and William “Bo” Breland W/M 31 years of age in a vehicle at the Super Foods convenience Store located at Old Atlanta Rd and Vineyard Rd. Agents knew that both subjects were on active felony probation, and that as part of his sentence, Breland was banished from the Griffin Judicial Circuit due to his extensive criminal history involving firearms, methamphetamine and criminal street gang involvement. His mere presence in Spalding County is a crime.

Sheriff Dix, “As Agents pulled up, the driver, identified as Briggs and the passenger identified as Breland, immediately fled in the vehicle. Agents initiated a pursuit which lasted less two miles before Briggs hit a curb while attempting to turn onto Manley Road from Highway 19/41. The impact resulted in the vehicle becoming inoperable. Briggs and Breland exited the vehicle and attempted to flee on foot.

Briggs was captured immediately at the vehicle. Breland was captured after a short foot pursuit as he attempted to fight one of the C.A.G.E. Deputies and as a result was shot with a Taser. After being handcuffed, Breland was once again found to be in possession of methamphetamine.”

Both subjects are currently being held in the Spalding County Jail without bond and have been charged with the following:

William “Bo” Breland W/M 31
Violation of Probation
Possession of Methamphetamine
Possession of Methamphetamine with the intent to distribute
Obstruction of an Officer

Douglas Briggs W/M 29
Violation of Probation
Fleeing and attempting to elude
Reckless Driving
Failure to obey a traffic control device
Failure to maintain lane
Failure to signal lane change
Windshield Requirement

“Breland and Briggs have been convicted of serious felony charges in Spalding County, and both have been given chances to stop violating the law and turn their lives around.

All photos courtesy of the Spalding County Sheriff's Office.

Submitted 1.25.20