Content on this page requires a newer version of Adobe Flash Player.

Get Adobe Flash player

News:

Bond Hearings Daily Arrest Report DC Happenings DSCO Phone #s
Tipline (678) 486-1253 Inmate Counts Notices Visitation Rules Annual Asset
Forfeiture Reports

May 26, 2016

Criminial Investigation Division

Eleven Suspects Arrested in Narcotics Raid at Lithia Springs Auto Repair Shop

On Thursday May 26, 2016 investigators with the Douglas County Sheriff's Office narcotics unit along with the Sheriff's Emergency Response Team and K-9 units served arrests warrants and a search warrant at 4145 Veterans memorial Hwy at McDuffie's Auto Repair Shop in Lithia Springs Ga. The Narcotics unit had received several complaints from the community about activities that were occurring at the business.

Investigators were able to purchase methamphetamine from the business on two separate occasions. Based on these purchases the investigators were able to obtain signed arrest warrants on multiple subjects and a search warrant for the business.

During the warrant service eleven subjects were located including one that was hiding in the metal duct work in the ceiling and one inside a vehicle that was being worked on.

Investigators recovered user amounts of methamphetamine, syringes and drug paraphernalia. All eleven subjects are being charged at this time. The owner of the business was not present at the time of the raid.

  • David Woodall and Ashley Pryor -sales of methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine and drug related objects.
  • Louis Brown - possession of methamphetamine and drug related objects.
  • John Adams - possession of methamphetamine and drug related objects.
  • George Lowery - possession of methamphetamine and drug related objects.
  • William Shuler - possession of methamphetamine and drug related objects.
  • Brad Norris - possession of methamphetamine and drug related objects.
  • Brittanie Rhodes - possession of methamphetamine and drug related objects.
  • Tara Carter - possession of methamphetamine and drug related objects.
  • Astrid DeBont - possession of methamphetamine and drug related objects.
  • And one juvenile - possession of methamphetamine and drug related objects.

Lt. Glenn Daniel
Cell: 678-898-7381
Office: 770-920-4955
Twitter: @gdaniel159
gdaniel@sheriff.douglas.ga.us


May 26, 2016

Personnel Division

The DCSO Welcomes 3 New Jailers and 6 Mandated Deputies

Sheriff Phil Miller and staff would like to welcome jailers Angelica Melgarejo, Mackenzie Lee and David Gibson; deputies Demarcus Rainey, Melissa Harris, Charles Coursey, and Craig Ramirez; and new hires Chris Bass from Chattahoochee Hills PD and Adam Kiker from Gwinnett County Sheriff's Office. We would like to congratulate Deputy Charles Coursey for receiving an honor student award upon graduating from mandate school. We look forward to having this group around for a long time to come.


May 23, 2016

Administrative Division

Citizen of the Year 2015

Sheriff Phil Miller and staff would like to congratulate Mr. Ridley Watson, 81, for providing information vital to apprehension of two suspects wanted in a commercial burglary. On October 21, 2015, two men attempted to rob the Jolly Wally's on Bankhead Hwy. Mr. Watson was able to fend off the robbers as well as provide a vehicle description, including license plate number. If it hadn't been for that key piece of information, we would've had a much more difficult time solving this case.


May 20, 2016

School Resource Division

Emergency Responder Kits Donated to DCSO School Resource Officers

Sheriff Phil Miller and staff would like to thank the Robert S Alexander High School Chick-Fil-A Leadership Academy for their generous gift of fifteen iACT kits. These first aid kits are mainly for our School Resource Officers to use in the event of any emergency. But, these aren't your average first aid kits. Each bag comes equipped with items such as chest seals and tourniquets. Also included are instructions on how to treat each wound type. Those instructions have QR codes that can be used to access step-by-step videos. We are incredibly blessed and thankful to have such a good group of young people who are interested in serving their community.


May 17, 2016

Criminal Investigation Division

WANTED‬: Attempted armed robbery @ Circle K Hwy 5 & W. Stewart Mill Rd.

On Sunday, May 15, 2016 at 11:57pm the male subject viewed in this surveillance image, entered the Circle K gas station armed with a pocket knife and attempted to rob the female clerk. The subject was last seen fleeing NB on Highway 5 at 11:59pm driving the white sedan pictured below. If you have any information regarding the identity or whereabouts of this subject or vehicle Please contact:

Douglas County Sheriff's Office
Investigator M. Sealock
(678)486-1294

Media Inquiries Contact:
Lt. Glenn Daniel
Cell: 678-898-7381
Office: 770-920-4955
Twitter: @gdaniel159
gdaniel@sheriff.douglas.ga.us


May 06, 2016

Traffic Division

Traffic Stop on Interstate 20 leads to Large Methamphetamine Seizure and Arrest

On Tuesday April 19, 2016 at approximately 11:00am Deputy Robert Sprayberry with the Douglas County Sheriff's Office Crime Suppression Unit initiated a traffic stop for a traffic violation on a 2004 white Lincoln Continental.

During the traffic stop and roadside investigation, Deputy Sprayberry located three containers filled with liquid that tested positive for methamphetamine. Total weight of liquid was approximately seventy pounds. Also other drug related objects were found in the vehicle.

Alejandro Cervantes, Hoguer Honorato Vergara, and Alicin Brandy Soliz were placed under arrest and charged with Trafficking Methamphetamine. Cervantes was also charged with Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Drug Related Objects, Failure to Maintain Lane, and Consuming or Possessing Open Alcoholic Container. Vergara was also charged with Consuming or Possessing Open Alcoholic Container. All three suspects are being held under no bond at the Douglas County Sheriff's Adult Detention Center.

Lt. Glenn Daniel
Cell: 678-898-7381
Office: 770-920-4955
Twitter: @gdaniel159
gdaniel@sheriff.douglas.ga.us


April 5, 2016

Criminial Investigations Division

PRESS RELEASE

Entering Auto Suspects Arrested

On the morning of Thursday March 31st, 2016 Douglas County Sheriff's Office Deputies responded to the Reynolds Road area after reports of several entering autos that had occurred in the area. While deputies were conducting their investigation, a victim gave deputies a statement that included a description of three suspects. The victim reported that they had followed the subjects back to a residence on Reynolds Road.

After obtaining this information, deputies went by this residence and observed a car backing out of the drive way. The vehicle was followed down to Stewart Mill Road where a traffic stop was conducted by deputies of the Traffic/Crime Suppression Unit. During the investigative stop it was discovered that a male occupant in the car lived at the residence on Reynolds Road.

The occupant of the vehicle was brought back to their residence from the traffic stop to meet with investigators from the Criminal Investigations Division that was in the area assisting the patrol division. While at the residence that was identified by the victim, deputies and investigators made contact with two more male subjects hiding in a location inside the residence.

During the investigation, it was determined that the individuals at the house were suspects in the thefts that had occurred. Investigators were able to obtain enough information to secure a search warrant for the property. During a search of the residence, stolen property was located that had been taken from several residences in the area. It was also discovered that the individuals had active warrants for Burglary out of Carroll County Georgia.

Investigators and deputies arrested Richard Whittington, David Thompson and Aaron Silvey and were taken to the Douglas County Jail on multiple theft related charges.

Lt. Glenn Daniel
Cell: 678-898-7381
Office: 770-920-4955
Twitter: @gdaniel159
gdaniel@sheriff.douglas.ga.us


April 5, 2016

Criminal Investigations Division

PRESS RELEASE

Armed Robbery and Home Invasion Suspect Arrested

On Monday March 28th, 2016 the Douglas County Sheriff's Office Sheriff's Emergency Response Team served a search and arrest warrants at a residence on Whetstone Way in Villa Rica, Georgia.

A male suspect Dequan Tykeam Holt was arrested for multiple charges including Armed Robbery and Home invasion from an incident that occurred on Wednesday March 2nd, 2016 in Fulton County, Georgia.

Sandy Springs Police Department detectives were able to obtain a search warrant through Douglas County for the residence of suspect Holt. Suspect Holt was located hiding inside a closet in the residence with a stolen AR style rifle and bullet proof ballistic vest.

Lt. Glenn Daniel
Cell: 678-898-7381
Office: 770-920-4955
Twitter: @gdaniel159
gdaniel@sheriff.douglas.ga.us


April 5, 2016

Criminal Investigations Division

PRESS RELEASE

Bomb Threat at Chapel Hill High School results in arrest of Student

On Wednesday March 30th, 2016 at approximately 1:00pm the Douglas County Sheriff's Office school resource officers at Chapel Hill High School were alerted by the school staff of a bomb threat that had been posted on a bathroom wall inside the school.

Acting on this threat the school was immediately evacuated as a precautionary measure with the assistance of the sheriff's office patrol units, and traffic division units. The Douglas County Fire Department also responded to the school, and assisted with the evacuation.

Lt. Billy Lashley with K-9 Milo and several other explosive detection K-9 units from surrounding agencies responded to the school and conducted a thorough search of the entire school facility. No explosives devices were found.

During the investigation, a suspect was developed who eventually confessed to writing the threat on the bathroom wall.

Brittney Nicole Boehne, a student at Chapel Hill High School was taken into custody and charged with Terroristic Threats (felony) and Disruption of Public Schools (misdemeanor).

Lt. Glenn Daniel
Cell: 678-898-7381
Office: 770-920-4955
Twitter: @gdaniel159
gdaniel@sheriff.douglas.ga.us


March 23, 2016

Traffic Division

PRESS RELEASE

Douglas County Sheriff's Office Patrol Unit Hit by a D.U.I. driver on Interstate 20

On Wednesday March 23, 2016 at approximately 1:30am a Douglas County Sheriff's patrol unit was hit by a suspect that was later determined to be driving under the influence on Interstate 20 westbound near the Lee Road exit.

The deputy had just finished assisting a motorist changing a flat tire on their vehicle. After the tire was replaced the motorist's vehicle would not start. The deputy then positioned his patrol vehicle to block one lane of traffic for the safety of the stranded motorist so that another vehicle (that was also assisting the stranded motorist) could pull up to the vehicle to try and jump start the vehicle.

While blocking one lane of Interstate 20, our patrol vehicle was struck in the rear by a 1989 Chevrolet S-10 driven by a male subject. Our deputy was still in the patrol car. He was treated at a local hospital and later released. The intoxicated driver received a severe laceration to his head area, a possible broken pelvis and was transported to a local hospital. The Georgia State Patrol investigated and worked the accident.

Lt. Glenn Daniel
Cell: 678-898-7381
Office: 770-920-4955
Twitter: @gdaniel159
gdaniel@sheriff.douglas.ga.us


March 18, 2016

Criminal Investigation Division

‪‎WANTED‬ for Assault and Robbery: This is a composite drawing of a suspect of an assault and robbery of a female on 03/04/16 at approximately 1:45pm. The robbery/assault occurred on South Flatrock Road near Cedar Mountain Road. The victim thought she had a flat tire on her car and got out to check it. The suspect got out of a bluish colored Ford Ranger style truck and gave the appearance he was going to help her. The male assaulted her and took her purse. The suspect and vehicle was last seen turning left (west) onto Cedar Mountain Road. Any information as to who this suspect may be or information on who committed this robbery, please contact Inv. M.W. Howell at 770-920-4915, mhowell@sheriff.douglas.ga.us. You can also leave a message on Facebook or Twitter. You can leave an anonymous message at 678-486-1253, and you can also leave an anonymous tip via our website.

For media inquiries, contact:
Lt. Glenn Daniel
Cell: 678-898-7381
Office: 770-920-4955
Twitter: @gdaniel159
gdaniel@sheriff.douglas.ga.us


March 3, 2016

Criminal Investigation Division

PRESS RELEASE:
Homicide at Millwood Park Apartments

On March 1, 2016 the City of Douglasville Police Department responded to the Millwood Park Apartments in reference to a suspicious death of a 2 year old child. Upon determining the situation was of a suspicious nature, the Douglas County Sheriff's Office / Douglasville Police Department's Major Case Unit was notified and is currently actively working the investigation.

At this time, the child's 23 year old father, Courtney Chauvez Craig, has been charged with Cruelty to Children and Felony Murder in connection with the case. Craig is currently in the Douglas County Adult Detention Center under no bond.

We will be holding a press conference on Friday, March 4, 2016 at 10:00am in the media room at the Douglas County Sheriff's Office in reference to this case.

Lt. Glenn Daniel
Cell: 678-898-7381
Office: 770-920-4955
Twitter: @gdaniel159
gdaniel@sheriff.douglas.ga.us


return to topNews Archives - click here to read news from prior months

 

Home | About Us | News | Jail Info | Contact Us

Douglas County Sheriff's Office
8470 Earl D. Lee Blvd. • Douglasville, GA 30134
Phone: (770) 942-2121

   

Search for Douglas County Georgia Jail Inmates