Former Crisp County Sheriff's Office Employee Arrested PR 24-022

PRESS RELEASE Former Crisp County Sheriff's Office Employee Arrested CRISP COUNTY, GA (July 1, 2024): On June 27, 2024, Crisp County Sheriff’s Office received notice of an arrest warrant issued by the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office for Ashley Arizmendi. Arizmendi, a civilian employee assigned to the Animal Services Division, resigned from her position upon notification of the warrant and was subsequently turned over to the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office. The Crisp County...



Agency Assist Stolen Truck Recovered PR 24-021

PRESS RELEASE Agency Assist Stolen Truck Recovered CRISP COUNTY, GA (June 26, 2024): On Wednesday, June 26, 2024, around 4:00 A.M., a Crisp County Sheriff’s Deputy was patrolling near Omar Heights looking for a possible stolen truck that had been spotted in the area. The Deputy saw a truck in the area, and while he attempted to stop, the driver sped up and failed to stop. After a brief pursuit involving reckless driving, the truck stopped. Three male occupants were in the truck: a...



Agency Assist with Shots Fired in the City of Cordele PR 24-020

PRESS RELEASE UPDATE: Crisp County Sheriff’s Office Announces Additional Arrests in June 9 Cordele Shooting Incident The Crisp County Sheriff’s Office has arrested two additional individuals in connection with the shots fired incident that occurred in the City of Cordele on Sunday, July 9, 2024. Kanorius Woodson, a 21-year-old male from Cordele, Georgia, is charged with Party to a Crime of Aggravated Assault. A 15-year-old from Cordele, Georgia, is charged with Party to a...



Investigation leads to Search Warrant and Drug Arrest PR 24-019

PRESS RELEASE Investigation leads to Search Warrant and Drug Arrest CRISP COUNTY – May 31, 2024, The Crisp County Special Response Team (SRT) and the Mid-South Narcotics Task Force executed a Search Warrant at 607 W. 23rd Ave. Apt B, Cordele, Georgia. Authorities discovered a container with clear plastic bags with suspected Marijuana packaged for distribution, several clear plastic baggies with Oxycodone packaged for distribution, a clear plastic baggie with multi-colored pills, a...



Traffic Stop Leads to Drug Arrest PR 24-018

PRESS RELEASE Traffic Stop Leads to Drug Arrest CRISP COUNTY, GA (May 22, 2024): On May 21, 2024, around 8:15 P.M., a Crisp County Sheriff’s Deputy conducted a traffic stop on a blue Honda CR-V for speeding on GA 401/I75 near mile marker 104. The driver, Frederick Davies, failed to provide the Deputy with a valid license. The Deputy also detected the odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle and observed an open container of alcohol in the cup holder. A search of the vehicle...



Subject Arrested for Child Molestation PR 24-017

PRESS RELEASE Subject Arrested for Child Molestation CRISP COUNTY, GA (May 22, 2024): On April 19, 2024, the Crisp County Sheriff’s Office arrested Michael McCarty, a 30-year-old male from Cordele, GA for (3) counts of Aggravated Child Molestation. ###



Traffic Stop Leads to Three Drug Arrests PR 24-016

PRESS RELEASE Traffic Stop Leads to Three Drug Arrests CRISP COUNTY, GA (May 6, 2024): On May 6, 2024, around 12:40 A.M., a Crisp County Sheriff’s Deputy conducted a traffic stop on a silver Honda Accord on GA 401/I75 near exit 99 for failure to maintain lane. The Deputy observed the driver moving things around in the vehicle when he approached. The driver gave consent to search. A search of the car resulted in a bag of suspected methamphetamine, a bag of suspected cocaine, U.S....



One Arrested After Pursuit; Stolen Vehicle and Drug Charges PR 24-015

PRESS RELEASE One Arrested After Pursuit; Stolen Vehicle and Drug Charges CRISP COUNTY, GA (May 6, 2024): On May 4, 2024, around noon, a Crisp County Sheriff’s Deputy attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a grey Toyota Rav4 at the intersection of GA 30 W and Old Albany Road. The vehicle was reported stolen out of North Carolina. The driver fled, leading law enforcement on a pursuit through Cordele, Georgia, and onto the interstate. The pursuit continued into Dooly County, where the...



One detained from Crisp County High School after Ramming Another Student’s Car PR 24-014

PRESS RELEASE One detained from Crisp County High School after Ramming Another Student’s Car CRISP COUNTY, GA (May 3, 2024): On May 2, 2024, at approximately 8:05 AM, two students enrolled at Crisp County High School got into a disagreement in the parking lot. After a brief incident inside one vehicle, a male exited, got into his own vehicle, and attempted to pull into a marked parking space. A female then intentionally rammed his vehicle on two separate occasions. Both students...



Former Crisp Academy Employee Arrested for Aggravated Child Molestation PR 24-013

PRESS RELEASE Former Crisp Academy Employee Arrested for Aggravated Child Molestation CRISP COUNTY, GA (May 2, 2024): On Wednesday, May 1, 2024, at approximately 3:15 P.M., the Crisp County Sheriff’s Office arrested Allison Griswold, a 38-year-old female from Cordele, Georgia. On May 1, 2024, a mandated reporter notified the Crisp County Sheriff’s Office about evidence of improper sexual contact between a teacher and a juvenile. Upon investigation, Crisp County Sheriff’s CID...



CCSO Uses Gang Activity Prosecution Grant (GAP) for Formulytics Software PR 24-012

PRESS RELEASE CCSO Uses Gang Activity Prosecution Grant (GAP) for Formulytics Software CRISP COUNTY, GA (May 1, 2024): In December 2023, Crisp County Sheriff’s Office announced being one of thirty-four organizations awarded the GAP Grant. As of April 2024, these allocated funds have been put into action. Specifically, the Sheriff’s Office has directed the investment towards Formulytics Software, a cutting-edge cloud-based platform that helps investigators collaborate across...



Off-Duty Deputy Arrested for Alleged DUI PR 24-011

PRESS RELEASE Off-Duty Deputy Arrested for Alleged DUI CRISP COUNTY, GA (April 21, 2024): On April 21, 2024, around midnight, Georgia State Patrol was requested to work a two-vehicle accident on 24th Ave E near 4th Street (Cordele, GA) that involved an off-duty Sheriff’s Deputy. Kendall Evans, 22, was arrested for alleged DUI and booked into the Crisp County Detention Center. Evans has been released on bond and is suspended pending investigation. Georgia State Patrol is...