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February 26, 2015

Criminal Investigations Division

February 23, 2015

Criminal Investigations Division

The Douglas County Sheriff's Office is receiving reports from individuals that they are getting telephone calls. These calls look like they're coming from a 206 area code. The callers are telling the people they have been chosen to receive a government grant through the Department of Health and Human Services for the sums between $7500 and $9000. The catch is that they want you to go and send between $200 and $300 through Wal-Mart Money Gram. This is yet another way to scam people out of their money and/or vital information.

    Tips for Avoiding a Scam:
  • Calls offering "free money" in exchange for pre-paid credit cards or other methods should not be trusted. If you did not apply for a grant or enter a contest personally, the caller is probably trying to scam you.
  • NEVER give out personal information such as your Social Security Number, bank information, and/or date of birth.
  • Many scam callers try to use scare tactics claiming that they know where you live or that you have a warrant out for your arrest. Don't believe them. Better yet, hang up and report the call to your local law enforcement agency.

February 17, 2015

Criminal Investigations Division

**UPDATE** Chelsy has been located (02/18/15).

Chelsy Ramos, 16yoa, was last seen 7419 Hiawatha Dr. Douglasville on 02/06/2015 in the company of her boyfriend, Jarred SanNicolas, 18yoa. Chelsy has not contacted family or friends since her disappearance. She has not shown up at work or school. Please contact either Inv. Christy Clark 678-486-1274 or Sgt. Jesse Hambrick 770-577-5106 if you have any information about Chelsy or Jarred.

February 13, 2015

K9 Division

The Meet & Greet is a yearly event that kicks off the DCSO K9 Unit's "Pennies for Police Service Dogs". The goal of that program is to collect pennies, or other spare change, from elementary and middle schools around Douglas County to donate to "Chase Away K9 Cancer". The three elementary schools, and top middle school, that collect the most donations will receive a special demo visit from the Douglas County Sheriff's Office K9 Unit.

This year's kick-off demo was dedicated to Officer John Flaherty of the Clayton County Police Department. He lost his K9 named Xavier on January 31, 2015, after a tumor on his spleen ruptured. Ofc. Flaherty and K9 Xavier worked together for 9 years keeping the citizens of Clayton County safe. R.I.P. and thank you for your service K-9 Xavier!

February 10, 2015

Criminal Investigations Division

February 10, 2015

Criminal Investigations Division

February 9, 2015

Special Investigations Division

After receiving numerous complaints of prostitution, the Special Investigations Division of the Douglas County Sheriff's Office ran an ad on the Internet from February 6th through February 7th, 2015, advertising sexual acts for money. Numerous suspects called the phone number listed in the online ad, and arranged to meet with agents for the specific purpose of purchasing sexual acts. When these suspects arrived at the room, they were arrested for Pandering. A total of thirteen suspects were taken into custody. The Douglas County Sheriff's Office will continue to investigate as more complaints are received. The following is a list of individuals who were charged as a result of the sting operation:

  • Amerson, Kevin James: Age 38 from Douglasville, GA
  • Anderson, Carzel: Age 41 from Douglasville, GA
  • Bowman, Steven Eugene: Age 41 from Douglasville, GA
  • Cooper, Anthony Lamar: Age 41 from Powder Springs, GA
  • Hart, Kevin Dewayne: Age 24 from Douglasville, GA
  • Hudson, James Sidney: Age 24 from Atlanta, GA
  • Jeeter, Antonio Ali: Age 24 from Douglasville, GA
  • Lancaster, Antonio Demond: Age 41 from Homestead, FL
  • Martin, Damien Danielle: Age 34 from Lithia Springs, GA
  • Shaheed, Taji Faheem: Age 25 from East Point, GA
  • Sercye, Jason Matthew: Age 25 from Douglasville, GA
  • Taylor, Ymichael Roshawd: Age 21 from Douglasville, GA
  • Ware, Dwyatt Terrell: Age 38 from Bowdon, GA

[Updated: 02/10/15 at 11:17am]

February 8, 2015

Criminal Investigations Division

On Saturday February 7, 2015 at approximately 3:04 pm we received a 911 call of shots fired at 3640 Willow Tree Circle in Amber Forest subdivision. Upon arrival our deputies observed multiple fatalities and victims that included three adults and four juveniles that had been shot. One of the adult males and three juveniles were transported to metro Atlanta area hospitals.

At this time we have three deceased adults. One adult female identified as Latoya A. Andrews age 33 and one adult male identified as Joseph Terry Brown age 33 that were deceased at the scene. One adult male that is identified as the perpetrator Cedric G. Prather age 33 that is deceased that succumbed to a self-inflicted gunshot wound at a metro Atlanta area hospital.

We have a total of four juveniles that are involved in this incident. A seven year old juvenile that was deceased at the scene. A nine year old juvenile that succumb to their injuries that was transported to a metro Atlanta area hospital that is deceased. There is a fifteen year old juvenile and an eight year old juvenile that are in critical condition but stable at this time at a metro Atlanta area hospital.

We will be holding a press conference related to this incident on Monday February 9, 2015 at 10:00 am in the media conference room located to the right in the lobby at our office at 8470 Earl D. Lee Blvd. Douglasville, GA 30134.

Lt. Glenn Daniel
Public Information Officer
Douglas County Sheriff's Office
Office: 770-920-4955
Cell: 678-898-7381

February 5, 2015

Fugitive Division

United States Task Force members and Investigators Daniel, Howard and Wheeler arrested 4 separate out of state fugitives in the county on January 26, 2015. Two of them were violent offenders, including a sex offender. One was taken to the hospital for evaluation after claiming to have overdosed on pills. He was cleared and transported. The fugitives were wanted out of Kentucky, Alabama and Mississippi.

Good collaboration in apprehending these fugitives quickly and safely.

February 4, 2015

Criminal Investigations Division

The Douglas County Sheriff's Office was recently made aware of another email scam. This time, the link that was included in the email was not from WalMart, and had the potential to load malware or other insiduous files onto the user's computer. We strongly suggest not to click emailed links, no matter how tempting, unless you are 100% sure the sender can be trusted.

February 3, 2015

Criminial Investigations Division

The Douglas County Sheriff's Office needs help identifying this man. Investigators believe he could be part of a check cashing ring. The fraudulent checks contain fake routing numbers and account numbers. They are always business checks and the amounts are always less than $1,000.00. Please contact Investigator Kim Cadwell at Douglas County Sheriff's Office at 678-486-1235 if you know of this man's whereabouts and/or identity.

January 29, 2015

Criminal Investigations Division

UPDATE: Qutara Pryor has been found, and is safe at home with her family.

On Friday January 23, 2015 at approximately 1:00 p.m. Qutara Pryor (21 year old black female) was last seen at her residence in Lithia Springs, GA getting into a Turquoise van with a white male subject.

Qutara Pryor is a light skinned black female, and is approximately 5 foot 8 inches in height, weighs approximately 180 pounds with has short hair. She has a scar on her right arm from her shoulder down to her bicep that looks like burn tissue, and a tattoo on her right hip of the word LOVE. Ms. Pryor was last seen wearing a pink hooded sweatshirt with a South Georgia college logo on the front, black legging pants, and black combat boots.

Qutara was supposed to report to work on Saturday January 24, 2015 but never showed up to work or called her employer. Her family or friends have had no contact with her since last Friday January 23, 2015. Ms. Pryor's family and friends stated that is unlike her to go over a 24 hour period without contacting them, or posting anything on social media.

Her family does not know the white male subject that she left with on Friday January 24, 2015 but stated they believe that she possibly met this subject on a dating site.

Ms. Pryor's family and the Douglas County Sheriff's Office are concerned for her safety and would like to locate her. Investigators do not believe any foul play is involved at this time, and we are asking for help from the public. We encourage people who may have seen Qutara, or know of her location, to please contact Investigator Joe Williams at 648-486-1234 or email at You can also call our tip line at 678-486-1253.

January 27, 2015

Criminal Investigations Division

The Douglas County Sheriff's Office is looking for information as to the identity and whereabouts of this person of interest. A vehicle was broken into on December 11, 2014, at a residence off Liberty Road. The victim's credit card was used by this individual at a McDonald's on Forsyth Street in Atlanta the next morning. If anyone knows this person's identity and/or whereabouts, they are urged to call Inv. Dale Kelley at 770-920-4903.

January 23, 2015

Criminal Investigations Division

On 01/16/15, at 18:57:00 PM, the Walgreen's located at 2701 Fairburn Road Douglasville received counterfeit $20 bills in exchange for Green Dot Money Card(s). The photos attached are person(s) and a vehicle of interest.

If you can identify these individuals, please contact Inv. Steve Sprouse at 770-920-4914 or by email at

Case Number: DCSO15OFF000300
Incident Location: 2701 Fairburn Road
Douglasville, GA 30135

Suspect Info: Unknown B/M subject with dreads and glasses. The second B/M is in a black warmup suit coming in the front entrance.

Vehicle Info: White mid-size sedan with dark tinted windows.

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