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April 07,2014

Jail Division

March 28, 2014 – Inmate Eric Wingo took it upon himself to resolve a situation and physically removed his roommate from their cell. The victim then advised officers that he'd been assaulted. Following an investigation into the matter, Wingo was charged with simple battery and received a $2,000 bond.

March 31, 2014 – Inmate Robert Bankston, in what he describes as an act of horseplay, threw some hot water onto another inmate who was taking a shower. The water had been gathered from a hot water dispenser in the dorm, which is used to make coffee and heat soup and was almost 190°F. The victim managed to avoid any serious injuries, however inmate Bankston was charged with simple assault and received a $1,000 bond.

April 04, 2014

Criminal Investigations Division

These two unknown males are persons of interest in cases involving two recent break-ins during the first week of March. Both break-ins occurred at area mobile home parks and involved theft of money orders and rent checks. The checks and money orders were then deposited into an ATM. If you have any information on the identities of these two males, please contact Inv. Dale Kelley at 770-920-4903 or

Read more about the mobile home park thefts.

March 31, 2014

Criminal Investigations Division

On Sunday, March 30, 2014 at approximately 11:00pm, two unknown males broke into Buck's Pawn Shop on Maxham Rd. Among the items taken were two firearms. The suspects are believed to be between 6'0" and 6'2" with slim to medium builds. If you have any information about this case, please contact Inv. Dale Kelley at 770-920-4903 or

March 31, 2014

Criminal Investigations Division

The Douglas County Sheriff's Office has noticed a trend involving scam artists sending notifications through the mail, notifying the recipients have won large sums of prize money through the Publisher's Clearinghouse Sweepstakes. The letter informs the recipient that in order for them to claim their prize money, they must first send in their own personal money to cover the taxes on the prize money. Unfortunately, we see that it is generally older citizens who are being taken advantage of by these unknown individuals. Please pass the word along to anyone you know, especially older individuals, that this is a scam! There is no prize out there that should ever require someone to first send money of their own. If something sounds too good to be true, it almost always is! Please be cautious as well about giving away any personal information over the telephone or agreeing to give any money, purchase gift cards and provide the individuals with the card information, or any information over the phone. If they tell you that you must pay the taxes first, either hang up or tell them to take the taxes out of the proceeds that you have just reported to have won. If they want your address, simply inform them that if you won something and they got your number, they should already have your address. Unfortunately, some people out there have decided to make it their full time job to convince people to send them money using clever schemes of one sort or another. Please do not become a victim!

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