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SEPTEMBER 30, 2011

  • Jail Division
    • Earlier this week, the jail received an anonymous tip that phone calls were being made by an inmate after lockdown. Officers conducted a shakedown of the B dorm and inmates were strip searched as they attempted to locate a cell phone. No phone was located and no other evidence to support the tip was discovered. Contraband cell phones are becoming an issue all across the country in prisons and jails and Douglas County is no exception. Cell phones can be used to plan escapes, intimidate witnesses or contact victims; for these reasons, officers consider them to be a serious threat to the safety of both officers and the public. Providing an inmate with any telecommunication device or allowing an inmate to use one is a felony under Georgia law O.C.G.A § 42-5-18.
  • Special Investigations Division
    • Douglas County Sheriff's Office was dispatched to a residence in Elk Run subdivision on Wednesday, September 28, 2011 reference to a person shot. When Patrol units arrived, it was discovered that the subject who was injured had a self inflicted gun shot wound to the leg which happened by accident. The injured man was taken to the hospital by Fire and EMS personnel. Investigators who were called to the scene discovered that illegal narcotics were also present at the residence. A search warrant was secured for the residence by SID agents. While searching the residence the firearm, approximately 34 baggies of marijuana and digital scales were located. Charges on the individual involved were taken pending his release from the hospital.
  • Criminal Investigations Division
    • On 09/27/11, Jeffrey Denny came to court in front of Judge Dettmering in Douglas County State Court for a traffic violation. Prior to this court date, Denny had filed several pieces of pre-trial paperwork in the Court Clerk's office pretending to be a member of the Monk Lawfirm in Atlanta representing Denny on this issue. Judge Dettmering called the Monk Lawfirm to have the attorney to appear in front of him on 09/27/11. Prior to the attorney arriving at the court, evidence indicates that Denney called the court pretending to the attorney saying that he was in White County in court. Sgt. Howell, interviewed the attorney who advised that he has never represented Denny and did not give Denny permission to use his information to file paperwork in the court utilizing his bar number, name, or electronic signature. Based on this information, Denny was taken into custody for several counts of Forgery First Degree and Identity Fraud. Jeffrey Denny is on probation for Arson and Identity Fraud stemming from a 2008 arrest in Douglas County. Jeffrey was a practicing attorney in Georgia and due to these charges, Jeffrey has been disbarred and not able to practice law in Georgia.
  • Patrol Division
    • On Wednesday, September 28th, 2011, members of the Traffic Safety Unit, Crime Suppression Unit, Felony Interception Narcotics Detection Unit, and the Highway Enforcement of Aggressive Traffic Unit joined forces to combat the growing problem with aggressive driving on our interstate. During the day, countless vehicles were stopped for various traffic violations. Four arrests were also made by these deputies. Interstate 20 is vital to the residents in our county who use this thoroughfare each and every day. But with it, comes traffic from around the southeast and beyond who are not familiar with our laws and strict highway safety standards. By using high visibility enforcement, we will continue to take these dangerous and deadly drivers off of our roadways. Also, please remember - if you see an emergency vehicle on the side of the road, slow down and move over. As always, slow down, buckle up and drive sober. The life you save might be your own!
  • Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force
    • On 09/19/11, Carlos De Jesus Acosta-Jimenez was arrested by ICE agents and the US Marshals Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force (SERFTF) during "Operation Cross Check". The suspect was arrested on Woodland Drive in Douglasville, Georgia and is being held for deportation. Acosta was convicted of Aggravated Assault in the state of Georgia and is currently on probation. Acosta who was in the United States illegally at the time of his aggravated Assault arrest and remains non-compliant. Due to his violent criminal history, Acosta was a point of interest in "Operation Cross Check". Read more about this operation online at http://www.ice.gov/news/releases/1109/110928washingtondc.htm.

SEPTEMBER 29, 2011

  • Sixth Annual Drug Awareness Summit will be held on October 20, 2011.
    • Click here for PDF file of flyer with complete details.
    • You've heard about meth, now come get the facts and learn about other dead ends:
      • Prescription drugs
      • Synthetic drugs
      • Gangs Violence and more
    • Where: Tabernacle Baptist Church located at 150 Tabernacle Drive, Carrollton, GA 30117.
    • Time: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    • Event Speakers:
      • Merrill A. Norton, Pharm. D., D.Ph., ICCDP-D
      • Guy Anthony Wheeler, D. Div, MSW, CAP, CCJAP
      • Jesse W. Hambrick Jr., Douglas Co. Sheriff's Office
    • Register now for this annual drug awareness summit at www.carrollsubstanceabuse.org or call 770.832.9140.
  • Fugitive Division
    • On Monday, September 19th members of the Fugitive division assisted Paulding County Warrant Deputies in the arrest of Stephanie L. Grier, a twenty three year old white female, on Forgery charges. Information had come in about the subject getting ready to leave the state to avoid capture. She was believed to be at a relative's residence on South Sweetwater Rd. in Douglas County. The fugitive team set up surveillance on the house and were able to spot the subject leaving as the passenger on the rear of a motorcycle which had come to the residence minutes earlier. Paulding County Deputies stopped the motorcycle rode east on Hwy. 78 into Cobb County. The subject was taken into custody and was charged with four counts of Forgery in Paulding County. She is also suspected of being involved in a counterfeit ring that is believed to have passed altered currency in the amount of around $50,000 in this area.
  • Criminal Investigations Division
    • On 09/28/11 Dep. S. Sprouse was patrolling on North Flat Rock Road when he noticed a suspicious truck backed into the drive way of an abandoned "For Sale" house. Dep. Sprouse turned around and stopped at the house where he encountered two individuals, Crawford Cline and Christopher Lee. While talking with Cline and Lee, he noticed several tools on top of the house's air conditioning unit as well as an air conditioning unit already in the back of the truck. One of the subject's told Dep. Sprouse a story that they were there to remove the furniture to help clean out the house while the other subject said that they were there to take the air conditioning unit to make room for a new unit. When Dep. Sprouse spoke with the home owner, he was informed that neither story was true. Dep. Sprouse placed both subjects under arrest for criminal attempt to commit theft by taking. Further investigation and the cooperation of one of the subjects revealed that the air conditioner in the back of the truck had been stolen earlier in the day at a house off of Sleepy Hollow Road in Paulding County. This resulted in additional charges on both subjects in relation to them possessing stolen property. Thanks to the hard work and vigilance of Dep. Sprouse, one crime was prevented and two thieves found themselves behind bars.

SEPTEMBER 27, 2011

  • Fugitive Division
    • The Fugitive Division along with Patrol and K-9 units tracked Anthony Morris Duke on Tuesday evening (9-20). Mr. Duke ran from his mother's house on Cain Court in Douglasville, Georgia. He was wanted on a burglary charge out of Troup County. As officers approached the house, Mr. Duke ran out of the rear of the house after being told by officers to stop. The K-9 units responded and after about two hours, the subject was taken into custody. Alert citizens were key in finally ending this manhunt. The subject was seen on Cedar Mountain Road trying to avoid officers in the area by a citizen who alerted a deputy that Mr. Duke was nearby. Good job to all involved.
    • The Fugitive Division also arrested several subjects on Violation of Probation warrants as well as a subject for a shoplifting charge.

SEPTEMBER 26, 2011

  • truck stolenCriminal Investigations Division - This report issued by Inv. C. Catlin.
    • This truck was taken on 09-23-11 between 2 pm and 4 pm from Mason Falls Court in Winston. The case number is 903934-11. Any information, please contact Investigator C. Catlin at 678-614-1343.
  • ofc whitleyJail Division - These reports issued by Lt. Duane Whisenhunt.
    • On Monday morning (9-19), arrestee Darrion Jones was brought into the Douglas County Jail. While being booked in, Ofc. T. Whitley discovered a small amount of marijuana hidden in the subject’s right shoe. Jones received an additional felony charge for bringing drugs across the jail guard line.
    • On Thursday morning (9-22), Lt. Whisenhunt searched an inmate that was about to be transferred to another facility. A soup pack that felt heavier than it should led to the discovery of a radio, headphones, and batteries. The soup pack had been slit on one side and a portion of the contraband was hidden inside. A strip search of the inmate then produced a clear plastic radio. See photos below.

    concealed soup  concealed radio

  • seized carsInmate Work Detail
    • Inmates prepared seized vehicles for the Sheriff's Auction which will be held at the Douglas County Courthouse on Saturday October 22nd.
    • Inmates cut the grass at the Douglas County Courthouse for the September Saturday Community Celebration.

    grass cutting

SEPTEMBER 23, 2011

  • Criminal Investigations Division - This report issued by Sgt. Sharon Carroll.
    • Deputies and Investigator respond to a domestic assault.
    • On Sept. 21, 2011, Deputies responded to a heated domestic where a female was assaulted by her boyfriend. Deputies reported that the suspect, Elvin Young assaulted his girlfriend by hitting her with his fist and striking her with a broom handle, and refusing to let her leave. This occurred during an argument between the couple at their apartment in Lithia Springs. The victim received visible injuries from the assault and the male was taken into custody. Elvin Young was charged with aggravated assault, false imprisonment and battery under the Family Violence Act.
  • Topping Out Ceremony Photos for New Douglas County Jail



New Jail Topping Out Ceremony from Channel 23 on Vimeo.

jail topping out ceremony  jail topping out ceremony

jail topping out ceremony  jail topping out ceremony

SEPTEMBER 22, 2011

  • Criminal Investigations Division - This report issued by Investigator Joe Williams.
    • Inv. Williams needs your help identifying 4 people (see Surveillance photos below). Case # 897380-11
    • Four people have been entering automobiles in the Lithia Springs & Austell areas (incidents began during the first of September). The suspects have been stealing credit cards from inside the automobiles. Then, the suspects make purchases at local stores with the stolen credit cards. We need your help to identify 2 white females, 1 white male, and 1 black male. Surveillance images show the suspects leaving one of the stores in a 2002-2006 Dark Blue Ford F150 Extended Cab Truck that has a white, gray, or tan stripe on the bottom side of the truck. Any information related to this case, please contact Investigator Joe Williams at 678-794-8730 cell or 678-486-1234 office. Please reference case #897380-11 when giving any tips related to these four suspects. Thank you in advance for your help in this case.

    wanted for breaking into automobiles

  • TODAY - REMINDER: Anti-Bullying and Anti-Gang Conference - September 22, 2011.
    • The Douglas County Sheriff's Office and the Community Character Coalition of Douglas County invite you to attend the Anti-Bullying and Anti-Gangs Conference on September 22, 2011 from 6:00 pm until 8:30 pm at Ephesus Baptist Church in Douglasville, Georgia. Topics of discussion include:
      • Rights of Parents as it relates to children being bullied at school.
      • School procedures related to bullying.
      • Gang Activity in Douglas County.
    • The conference will be moderated by Sgt. Jesse Hambrick of the Douglas County Sheriff's Office. Any questions, call Sgt. Hambrick at (770) 577-5106. A school representative will be present to answer any parent questions. No reservations needed. First Come, First Serve Basis. The main church building will hold 400 people. This conference is a very important informational meeting geared toward parents of school-aged children in the Douglas County School System. Sensitive information will be discussed; therefore, no children allowed at meeting. Click here to download the detailed flyer (pdf file).
  • Court Division
    • September Saturdays returns to the Courthouse this Saturday (Sept. 24). All are welcome to enjoy fun and activities with neighbors and friends. Visit www.SeptemberSaturdays.com for further details.

SEPTEMBER 21, 2011

  • Inmate Work Detail - Reports issued by Sgt. Denver Thompson.
    • Inmates assisted Douglasville City employees as they put up parking signs in preparation of the closing of the Citizen's city parking lot on Church Street.

    city sign installation  city sign installation

    • Inmates helped to repair Leather's Vault.

    leather's vault  leather's vault

shot gun trainingSEPTEMBER 20, 2011

  • Training Division
    • The Training Division Firearms Instructors are guiding deputies through shotgun training this week at the Sheriff's Office outdoor range.
    • Shotgun is part of the yearly firearms training program at the Douglas County Sheriff's Office.


shotgun training shotgun training

  • lockerMaintenance Division
    • Inmates cleaned lockers that were donated to the Douglas County Sheriff's Office.

SEPTEMBER 19, 2011

  • H.E.A.T. Unit - This report issued by Senior Deputy Eddie Englett, Jr.
    • Over the Labor Day holiday, the H.E.A.T. Unit was out in force on our roads and interstate. Over 100 citations and warnings were issued for speeding. The H.E.A.T. Unit also apprehended 3 impaired drivers, 4 suspended drivers and made several warrant arrests. Douglas County was also fortunate to make it through the Labor day weekend without any traffic fatalities on our roadways. As a community, we need to work together to make sure that we keep drunk and drugged drivers off of our streets. Remember to call 9-1-1 to report any suspicious driving so that we can continue to protect our citizens by getting these deadly drivers off of our roadways. Also, earlier this month, Dep. Englett taught another Alcohol and Drug Awareness Class to 21 students from around metro Atlanta. These students came from 5 different counties to attend the class to obtain their class D driver's license. Sheriff Miller continues to provide this class free of charge to anyone between the ages of 14 and 17. As always, the H.E.A.T. Unit encourages everyone to slow down, buckle up and drive sober!
  • August Employees of the Month
    • CONGRATULATIONS to Deputies Daniel Morgan and Andrew Power.
    • The Command Staff of the Douglas County Sheriff's Office met on September 8, 2011 and unanimously selected Deputies Daniel Morgan and Andrew Power as Co-Employees of the Month for August 2011. Both employees were nominated as co-employees of the month by Lieutenant Scott Worthan and Officer Michael Beske. On 08-29-11, we received an officer down call at Enterprise Rent-a-Car on Thornton Road. Morgan and Power responded and found Douglasville Police Department Officer Patrick Poston lying unconscious on the floor. While Morgan dealt with Poston, Deputy Power called for E.M.S. and communicated with our Dispatch Center and E-911. Officer Poston was breathing and had a faint heart beat when Morgan arrived but was unresponsive. When Poston stopped breathing, Morgan began C.P.R. and continued until E.M.S. arrived and took over. Patrick Poston has been released from the hospital and is expected to make a full recovery. Atta-Boy Daniel Morgan and Andrew Power!
  • July Employees of the Month
    • CONGRATULATIONS to Sgt. Jon Mauney and Investigator Justin Walker.
    • The Command Staff of the Douglas County Sheriff's Office met on September 8, 2011 and unanimously selected Sgt. Mauney and Investigator Walker as Co-Employees of the Month for July 2011. Both of these fine upstanding employees were nominated for co-employees of the month by Lieutenant Michelle Huey. It seems that Mauney and Walker looked into a routine complaint about drugs and developed it into what will be one of the biggest narcotic cases S.I.D. has ever worked. Mauney and Walker spent countless hours working this case, a large amount of which was on their scheduled off days. Neither of them has asked for any compensation for their time. This is the kind of dedication and determination that makes this Department stand out above all the rest. Atta-Boy Sergeant Jon Mauney and Investigator Justin Walker!
  • Warrant /Civil and Fugitive Divisions - This report issued by Lieutenant Billy Lashley.
    • The Warrant/Civil and Fugitive Divisions under the direction of Captain Pounds put together a Dead Beat Dad roundup last week on September 12th - 13th. As a result, 42 individuals were served with court documents to appear before a Superior Court Judge to explain why they should not be held in contempt and incarcerated. Also, 11 individuals were arrested on Child Support related warrants. Child Support Recovery reported they have had 1 person walk in and have received numerous calls from individuals wishing to make payment arrangements to avoid jail time. Good job to everyone involved.
  • Patrol Division - This report issued by Lieutenant S. Worthan.
    • On September 18th, we had an entering auto in progress. A neighbor looked outside and witnessed a young black male, with a red hoodie and dark blue jeans entering a truck at 4227 Midway Rd. The witness went to confront the subject, the subject took off running and the witness ran after the subject. The witness chased him to a wooded area at Midway and West Linda Drive. He was told by radio to stop where he was at that a K-9 was on the way. While the K-9 was in route, Deputy Dennis Howard located a subject matching the description, coming up from a wooded area at the dead end of Short Street. Short Street is parallel to West Linda Drive. The subject was identified by the complainant and another neighbor that saw him in the area.
  • merrellJail Division - This report issued by Lieutenant Duane Whisenhunt.
    • The Douglas County Jail would like to congratulate Deputy Jason Merrell as he is promoted to the rank of Corporal. Corporal Merrell has been with the Sheriff's Office since March of 2006 and is an exemplary employee. After spending three years in Court Services, Merrell returned to the jail and is working on advancing his career.

SEPTEMBER 16, 2011

leeds lumber site

SEPTEMBER 15, 2011

  • Special Investigations Division - This report issued by Sergeant Jon Mauney
    • The Special Investigations Division executed a search warrant at a residence located off Connolly Drive today. Information was received that a fugitive with active warrants out of Paulding County was hiding at the residence. Information was also received that narcotics were being sold from the residence. Agents developed enough information and a search warrant was secured for the residence. SID agents and Deputies with the warrant Division went to the residence and took into custody several people for violations of the Georgia controlled substance act. The fugitive from the initial complaint was not at the residence at the time of the warrants execution. All those taken into custody were turned over to the Douglas County Jail. They were scheduled to appear before the local magistrate judge on Friday September 16, 2011.
      • Charges: Possession of methamphetamine and Possession of drug related objects
        • Suspects:
          • April Bates
          • Rodney Foster
          • Udana Lynn Lawhon
          • McKinley Dune

SEPTEMBER 14, 2011

  • Special Investigations Division - This report issued by Sergeant Jon Mauney
    • The Special Investigations Division arrested a Michelle Mcarthur for Violations of the Georgia Controlled Substance act. During the month August SID received information that Mcarthur was selling methamphetamine in Douglas County and surround metro Atlanta areas. Agents were able to set up transactions with Mcarthur where methamphetamine was purchased on two separate occasions. Each time Mcarthur used a cellular phone to set up the transactions. FIND unit officers were utilized in conducting a traffic stop on Mcarthur when she was taken into custody. They located methamphetamine and items used for packaging methamphetamine in her possession. She was turned over to the Douglas County jail and expected to appear before the Magistrate judge on Thursday September 15, 2011.
      • Charges on Mcarthur:
        • Sales of methamphetamine- 2 counts
        • Use of a communication device to facilitate felony- 2 counts
        • Possession the methamphetamine with intent
        • Drug related objects
  • Special Investigations Division - This report issued by Sergeant Jon Mauney
    • The Special Investigations Division arrested a Penny Bowman and Steve Greene for Violations of the Georgia Controlled Substance act. During the month July SID received information that Bowman was selling methamphetamine in Douglas County. Agents were able to set up transactions over the course of the next month with Bowman where methamphetamine was purchased on two separate occasions. At the time of the transactions, Bowman was being driven around to conduct her sales by Mr. Greene. On each transaction Bowman used a cellular phone to set up the sales. Deputies with Lt. Jewels shift assisted in taking Bowman and Greene into custody after the latest transaction. Bowman and Greene were turned over to the Douglas County jail and expected to appear before the Magistrate judge on Thursday September 15, 2011.
      • Charges on Bowman:
        • Sales of methamphetamine- 2 counts
        • Use of a communication device to facilitate felony- 2 counts
        • Sales of Soma
        • Sales of Hydrocodone
      • Charges on Greene:
        • Sales of methamphetamine- 2 counts
        • Sales of Soma
        • Sales of Hydrocodone
      • Also Bowman had approximately 18 grams of methamphetamine hidden in her bra when taken into bookin. Alert Jail staff located the additional drugs. She was charged accordingly.
        • Possession of meth with intent to distribute
        • Drugs across the Guard line
  • BOLO
    • DCSO is seeking the identity of the two individuals in the photos below. They are suspects in a burglary that took place in a warehouse at 1650 Westfork Drive on 9/4/11. Please call 770-949-5656 with any information. You may also contact Inv. Dale Kelley at 770-920-4903.

leeds lumber site leeds lumber site

SEPTEMBER 13, 2011

  • SERT Training
    • The Sert Team (Sheriff Emergency Response Team) is seen here training at the Douglas County Fire Department.The Sert Team will be headed to Orlando in November to train and compete in the International Swat Round-Up for the very first time. The best Swat Teams from all over the world including Germany, Hungary, Canada, Brazil and the United States to name just a few will be training and competiting against each other.
      The guys on the Sert Team have been training hard and will represent Douglas County well.
      Good Luck and stay safe.

leeds lumber site   leeds lumber site

SEPTEMBER 12, 2011

  • Fugitive Division - This report issued by Lieutenant G. Fields.
    • Douglas County Fugitive Division arrested Paul N. Kamau for cruelty to children two counts, criminal trespass-damage, and simple battery.

SEPTEMBER 9, 2011

  • Patrol Division - This report issued by Captain J. Nalley.
    • The F.I.N.D. Unit made another drug seizure on I-20 last night and took a criminal off the streets of Douglas County. Officer Justin Manwaring of the F.IN.D. UNIT stopped a 1995 Ford Explorer for a traffic violation and seized 29 pounds of marijuana, and arrested a Sidney Tyus, a 37 year old male from Anniston, Alabama. Manwaring has just recently been promoted to the joint County /City Interdiction unit, beginning his tour on August 28, 2011. It would appear that Manwaring is off to a good start and was the right choice for the job.
  • Jail Division - This report issued by Lieutenant D. Whisenhunt.
    • Officers in the Douglas County Jail conducted a surprise "shake down" of 2 West today. Shortly after noon, several officers entered the dorm and conducted searches of all 60 inmates in the dorm. The inmates were then moved to the yard to permit officers to search the dorm uninterrupted. A thorough search of all fifteen cells, the dayroom and shower area took approximately two hours. No significant contraband was recovered during the search.
  • Inmate Work Detail
    • Inmates cleaned and prepared the old Leeds lumber site for K-9 event next month.

    leeds lumber site   leeds lumber site

    • Inmates prepared the baseball fields at Winston Park. Four of the seven fields are complete and ready for the kids.

    winston baseball   winston baseball

SEPTEMBER 8, 2011

  • Jail Division - This report issued by Lieutenant D. Whisenhunt.
    • Members of the Citizens Law Enforcement Academy, also known as CLEA, toured the jail on Thursday night. Captain Hensley, Lt. Whisenhunt and Sgt. Puckett spoke with the nineteen members prior to the tour and were available to answer questions during the tour. The CLEA got to see the inside of Dorm Control, which is the control tower overseeing the Trustee housing area, as well as Inmate Services. Moving into the main part of the jail, CLEA members were shown the inside of 2 East and got to see the living quarters for general population inmates. From there, the tour moved to the Annex where they got to see open dorm style housing units where inmates with lesser charges and the female population is housed.
  • Court Division
    • September Saturdays are back at the Courthouse! Please visit www.septembersaturdays.com for all the details. Bring the family for fun and fellowship with neighbors and friends.

SEPTEMBER 7, 2011

  • Training Division
  • Patrol Division
    • On August 29, 2011 at 12:19 hours, we received an officer down call at the enterprise rental store on Thornton Rd. Radio advised that it was a Douglasville Police Officer. Deputies Daniel Morgan and Andrew Power arrived moments later. Dep. Morgan went inside the Enterprise store to find Officer Poston lying unconscious just inside the door. Witnesses told Morgan that he walked in and fell out; Deputy Power arrived and called for E.M.S. then stared giving updates to radio, while Dep. Morgan checked Poston’s vitals. Morgan said that Poston was unresponsive and had shallow breathing. Morgan said moments later after trying to get Poston to respond to him, Officer Poston stopped breathing. Dep. Morgan immediately started CPR on Poston, until the Douglas County Fire Department arrived and took over. The latest update on Officer Poston was that he is in stable condition. Dep. Morgan did an outstanding job keeping his composure and being able to keep his stress level down. His actions could be the very reason Officer Poston is still alive. I am proud to have these Deputies working on my team, and to be a part of the Douglas County Sheriff’s office.
    • On August 20, 2011 Deputy Adams responded to Carroll County Sheriff's Office to assist in a search of an 82 year old missing Alzheimer’s patient. The victim had been missing for two hours before K-9 officer Adams was notified. Dep. Adams and K-9 Charon, searched for almost an hour in 90+ heat with no luck. Dep. Adams contacted (ATSAR) Alpha Team Search and Rescue of Atlanta, the unit responded from Woodstock, they arrived within an hour. After a four hour search, the victim was located in a abandoned barn miles away from his home with just minor bruises. Good Job Deputy Clint Adams and K-9 Charon.

SEPTEMBER 6, 2011

  • Fugitive Division
    • The Fugitive Division arrested Brandon and Glen Daniels on Thursday, September 1st after an alert officer spotted Mr. Glen Kirk Daniels coming out of a convenience store at Highway 78 & Highway 92 in Douglasville. The officer was in possession of a bench warrant for Mr. Daniels for failure to appear charge of Aggravated Assault and giving false name. Mr. Daniels was seen getting into a white SUV and the vehicle was subsequently stopped at Spring Street & Highway 92 (Fairburn Road). After taking Mr. Daniels into custody, further investigation revealed that the front seat passenger was Brandon Markeith Daniels. Both subjects gave false names. Still further investigation, along with an investigator from the Special Investigations Division, found marijuana located inside the vehicle apparently packaged for sale. The two subjects along with the driver of the vehicle were charged with Possession of Marijuana with intent to distribute and drug related objects.

SEPTEMBER 2, 2011

  • Jail Division - Surprise Fire Drill
    • Last night, members of the Douglas County Jail took part in a surprise fire drill. Just before 6:30 pm, several officers tasked with conducting the drill entered the jail and took their positions. The scenario confronted staff with what would happen in the event of a kitchen fire. To compound the difficulties, the drill simulated a malfunctioning fire suppression hood and a victim who had to be evacuated. When Officer D. Hughes entered the kitchen and stumbled into Lt. Whisenhunt, she was tasked with raising the alarm. Shift officers responded to the scene, still unaware that it was just a drill, and carried out their duties. In just a short time, the victim and civilians were evacuated, inmates were secured and the fire was extinguished. Drills like this one ensure that our officers are better prepared to deal with emergency situations when they arise.
  • Anti-Bullying and Anti-Gang Conference scheduled for September 22, 2011.
    • The Douglas County Sheriff's Office and the Community Character Coalition of Douglas County invite you to attend the Anti-Bullying and Anti-Gangs Conference on September 22, 2011 from 6:00 pm until 8:30 pm at Ephesus Baptist Church in Douglasville, Georgia. Topics of discussion include:
      • Rights of Parents as it relates to children being bullied at school.
      • School procedures related to bullying.
      • Gang Activity in Douglas County.
    • The conference will be moderated by Sgt. Jesse Hambrick of the Douglas County Sheriff's Office. Any questions, call Sgt. Hambrick at (770) 577-5106. A school representative will be present to answer any parent questions. No reservations needed. First Come, First Serve Basis. The main church building will hold 400 people. This conference is a very important informational meeting geared toward parents of school-aged children in the Douglas County School System. Sensitive information will be discussed; therefore, no children allowed at meeting. Click here to download the detailed flyer (pdf file).
  • Special Investigations Division
    • The Warrant Fugitive Division conducted a traffic stop on an individual that had warrants for his arrest for violation of probation. Agents with the Special Investigations Division had previously received information that one of the occupants of the vehicle stopped was possibly distributing illegal drugs in Douglas County. Agents with SID responded to the traffic stop location and met with officers. During the traffic stop, a search of the vehicle revealed over sixteen bags of marijuana, each bag was packaged for distribution. All three occupants of the vehicle denied knowledge of the marijuana and were subsequently taken into custody. They were turned over to the Douglas County Jail where they were scheduled to appear before the local magistrate on today.
      • Charges on Subjects:
        • Branden Daniels:
          • Possession of marijuana with intent to distribute
          • Possession of drug related objects
          • Violation of Probation - 2 counts
        • Shekeema Friend:
          • Possession of marijuana with intent to Distribute
          • Possession of drug related objects
        • Glenn Daniels:
          • Possession of marijuana with intent to distribute
          • Possession of drug related objects
          • Failure to Appear

SEPTEMBER 1, 2011

  • Major Crimes Unit
    • The Douglas County Sheriff's Office Major Crimes Unit is proud to recognize its newest member (Jay Smith of Douglasville PD). As many of you already know the Major Crimes Unit is a joint unit comprised of both city and county investigators to handle the most heinous crimes. Detective Jay Smith comes to the unit from the Douglasville Police Department to serve in the unit for a minimum of 1 year. We are proud to have Detective Smith and look forward to solving many crimes with his experience and enthusiasm.
    • Coreena GosineIn other news, Coreena Gosine pled guilty on August 17th to the offense of Armed Robbery, and received a 20 year sentence. Gosine, who is only 28 years old, will have to serve15 years of her 20 year sentence in a Georgia State Prison. Gosine robbed the Chase Bank located at 610 Thornton Road in Lithia Springs on March 2nd of this year. She was caught after writing a demand note on the back of a vehicle maintenance order with the partial vehicle identification number (VIN) to her getaway vehicle. Service records led investigators straight to her. The case officer in this case was Det. Dedra Sims.
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