April 30, 2012
- Most wanted fugitive captured after 29 years on the run.
- The Madison County Florida Law Enforcement captured Douglas County's longest sought after fugitive to date. On Saturday morning, April 28, 2012, Madison County Law Enforcement conducted a traffic stop and had no idea that the driver had been on the run for 29 years. The driver claimed to be Ross M. Healan of Madison, Florida. The Officer was suspicious due to the driver not producing a valid license so the driver was arrested and fingerprinted. The results of the prints came back to fugitive Charles Leon Parker who was arrested in November 24, 1982 for incest in Douglas County. Charles Leon Parker failed to appear in court for the charges of incest and child molestation and has eluded law enforcement until now. Countless man hours were put into this investigation over the years and every one of our fugitive people has worked on the case at one time or another. Charles Parker was on America's Most Wanted and also hunted by the U.S. Marshals Service.
- Criminal Investigations Division
- The Douglas County Sheriff's Office started receiving a number of burglary and attempted burglary reports in the Annewakee Falls and Trails neighborhood starting on 03/26/2012 through 04/22/2012.
Through a series of investigations by the Douglas County Criminal Investigations division and the efforts and cooperation of the citizens and home owners association our agency was able to make three arrests in connection with the burglaries.
This agency was able to clear / solve a total of nine cases and recovered a large amount of the stolen property to return to the victims of these crimes.
The arrests included one juvenile and two adults. The two adults are identified as Taylor Blanch of Douglasville and David Worrell of Douglasville. The investigation is still ongoing and more arrests are anticipated in the near future.
April 27, 2012
- Special Investigations Division
- The Special Investigations Division arrested Adrienna Shaw for sales of methamphetamine and use of a communication device to facilitate a felony. Ms. Shaw sold methamphetamine on two occasions to agents working an investigation into her activities. Information was obtained that Shaw was selling narcotics around Douglasville in early February. Over the course of the next several weeks agents were able to meet with Shaw and make purchases of different amounts of methamphetamine. Agents lost contact with Shaw at the time, however current information was obtained about where Shaw was living. She was taken into custody on the outstanding warrants. She was scheduled to appear before the magistrate this morning.
April 24, 2012
- F.I.N.D. Division
- On Monday, April 23, 2012 members of the FIND Unit made a traffic stop on I-20. While speaking with the driver on the side of the highway, the Deputy noticed the subject was armed with a .45 caliber pistol. This weapon was tucked into his waistband, was not in a holster, and was loaded with 10 rounds of Ammo with one round in the chamber. It was determined that the driver, Ladarius Durr (24) of Centerpoint, Alabama, did not have a weapons permit and was a convicted felon having been convicted of Robbery in Jefferson County, Alabama. Durr was taken into custody w/o incident.
April 23, 2012
- Jail Division
- The Douglas County Sheriff's Office has added a new service which will allow anyone interested in posting a cash bond to do so from the convenience of their home. The public can simply visit www.CashBondOnline.com from their computer or contact them by phone at 1-888-726-6301. From the website, you learn if an inmate has a cash bond and the total amount of that bond. Posting their bond is as simple as providing your credit card information. CashBondOnline.com will then contact the Douglas County Jail to let us know that the bond has been paid.
April 20, 2012
- Jail Division
- On April 15th, inmate Gabrielle Begay became agitated, started yelling and began beating and kicking on her cell door. Officers attempted to talk to her and calm her down, but she did not respond to their attempts. Officers became concerned that she'd hurt herself and the decision was made to place her in restraints until she calmed down. During the process of being restrained, Begay bit Ofc. C. Ledbetter. Begay was restrained and later released without further incident. Ofc. Ledbetter was treated by medical staff and Begay received an additional charge for her attack on the officer.
April 19, 2012
- On Wednesday, April 18th, 2012 around 1330 hrs members of the FIND Unit made a traffic stop on Fairburn Road near I-20. When the vehicle came to a stop, the driver jumped into the back seat and the passenger quickly moved to the driver's seat. Investigation revealed the original driver had a suspended license and was arrested w/o incident. The passenger who tried to take his place was Adam King (31yoa) of Eatonton, Georgia and he had a confirmed felony warrant from the Georgia State Board of Pardon & Parole for violation of Parole on a Burglary charge. King was also arrested w/o incident.
April 17, 2012
- Congratulations Deputy Wallace
- As you all know we had the "Every 15 Minutes" program at Chapel Hill High School on Tuesday 04/17/2012. The program went off without any major issues.
I would like to recognize the efforts and dedication of Dep. Amy Wallace for this program being as successful as it was. Dep. Wallace was asked approx.. a week and a half before the program was supposed to happen to coordinate it. Dep. Wallace with knowledge of the program took the challenge and ran with it. Dep. Wallace spent numerous hours coordinating with the school, students and teachers involved, the sheriff's office, traffic units, fire department coroner's office, D.A.'s office courthouse, courts and crazy native for the t-shirts.
Dep. Wallace showed her care and concern for the safety and well-being for the students at Chapel Hill High School by putting everything she had into making this program the best she could make it. With the time constraints that were put on her to put the program together Dep. Wallace did a wonderful job.
During her planning and organizing of this program her duties at Chapel Hill were never ignored or put off on anyone else. Dep. Wallace is a great example of the type of employees we have here at the Douglas County Sheriff's Office. It is a privelidge for me to work with Dep. Wallace at Chapel Hill High School and to be a part of the program that she put together.
April 13, 2012
- F.I.N.D. Division
- On Friday morning April 13th, 2012 around 1am , members of the FIND unit made a traffic stop on I-20 near South Baggett Road. A K-9 alerted on the vehicle and a search revealed 2.1 ounces of Crystal Meth hidden behind the rear passenger seat and the following was hidden behind the glove box: 2 grams of powder Meth, 4 grams of Marijuana, and 4 Xanax bars. David Sikes (34yoa) of Tuscaloosa, Alabama and Jonathan Nichols (40yoa) of Round Rock, Texas were arrested w/o incident. Investigation revealed the items were purchased in the Metro Atlanta area and were destined for Alabama.
- Recovered Property
- The DCSO received a report of stolen farm equipment, tools and a Kubota utility vehicle from a residence on W. Liberty Road in Villa Rica on Tuesday, 4/10/12. A John Deere tractor, Sears 30 gallon air compressor (both shown above), and a Craftsman table saw have been recovered from a wooded area on the Douglas - Carroll County line on W. Liberty Road. The Kubota vehicle and two Stihl chainsaws are still missing. Anyone who may have information regarding this incident, please call Inv. Dale Kelley at 770-920-4903.
April 12, 2012
- Congratulations Terrence Thomas
- Terrence Thomas, a Senior at Alexander High School has been awarded a scholarship to West Point Military Academy. There were twenty nine thousand applications and Terrence is one of fifteen hundred accepted. At Alexander High School he holds the rank of Lt. Colonel in the JR. ROTC program. Of his many accolades at school, and in the community he also is the highest ranking Explorer at the Douglas County Sheriff's Office. The Douglas County Sheriff's Office is very proud of Terrence and wish him the best.
April 10, 2012
- Criminal Investigations Division
- On 04/09/12 it was discovered that an unknown suspect(s) burglarized a residence on W. Liberty Rd. sometime between Saturday 04/07/12 and Monday 04/09/12 taking tools and farm equipment. Some of the items stolen from the property were a 2001 John Deere Tractor with a loader attached, a 2006 Kubota diesel utility vehicle and an air compressor, table saw and chain saws. This tractor and Utility vehicle were large and had to have been driven off the property or loaded on a trailer. If anyone has any information on this burglary or any suspects, please contact the Sheriff's Office 770-949-5656.
April 5, 2012
- Investigation Division
- On Tuesday, April 3rd, DCSO arrested John Barry Wilson for multiple incidents of theft occurring from carports of houses in the N. Burnt Hickory, Newman Ellis and Big B Road areas. He was generally stealing tools and lawn equipment that had been stored on the carports. The majority of the property has been placed but there are instances where homeowners may not be aware that their property is missing and therefore may not have reported a theft. If you should check your carport and find missing equipment, please contact Inv. Dale Kelley at 770-920-4903. You will need to provide a description of the missing equipment and serial numbers if available.
April 2, 2012
- F.I.N.D. Division
- On March 30th, 2012 members of the F.I.N.D. Unit made a traffic stop on I-20 near Tyson Road. A K-9 alerted on the car and 5 oz of Marijuana was located in the trunk. Daniel Spinks (29yoa) of Meridian, Mississippi was arrested w/o incident.
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