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Griffin In Custody After Threatening To Burn Church Down

A Local church got quite the scare during their evening service Sunday. Officers with the Carmi Police Department responded to a call at the Carmi New Beginning Church of God that 37 year Josiah T Griffin of 609 N 6th Street in Carmi had disrupted the service by threatening to burn the church down. Shortly after leaving the church, Griffin battered a male subject in the First Street area. Griffin was located and taken into custody.

Griffin is being charged with Disorderly Conduct and Battery and is currently being held at the White County Jail.  No court date has been at this time.


  1. Thomas Browning
    Thomas Browning
    April 26, 2022 at 1:02 pm

    He should be charged with terrorists threats and hate crimes

    • Rickie
      May 14, 2022 at 2:46 pm

      Yes the carmi police need to regain control of North carmi


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