• Douglas County District Attorney’s Office Presents 48 Cases to Grand Jury

    Prosecutors from the Douglas County District Attorney’s Office presented 48 cases to the Grand Jury Friday, according to District Attorney David McDade. The following cases were presented to the Grand Jury on Friday, December 14th: -  Kerry Mo...

  • Russell Answer’s Woman’s Request with Gun Threat, Receives 15-Year Sentence

    A convicted felon from Atlanta will return to prison after pointing a gun at a woman who asked him to turn his music down, according to Douglas County District Attorney David McDade. LaMorris Delano Russell, 23, received a 15-year sentence from Chie...

  • Woman Gets 12 Years in Prison for Running Over Ex

    A Hiram woman will serve 12 years in prison after news of a break-up drove her to run over an ex-boyfriend with a SUV, according to District Attorney David McDade. Vanessa Marie Garrett-Rogers, 28, received a 30-year sentence from Chief Superior...

  • Change Adds Up to 20-Year Prison Sentence for Burglar

    A Marietta man with a criminal history of breaking-in and stealing items from businesses in other counties will serve 20 years in prison after evidence linked him to a theft and burglary that took place in Douglasville five years ago, according to Dist...

  • Career Thief Receives 10-Year Prison Sentence

    An eight-time convicted felon will serve 10 years in prison without the possibility of parole after DNA linked him to a burglary that occurred last fall, according to Douglas County District Attorney David McDade. Michael William Donnelly, 44, of Da...

  • Benton Sentenced 20 Years, Fined $100k for Transporting Drugs

    A 38-year-old Snellville woman caught transporting approximately 20 lbs of marijuana along I-20 last February was sentenced to 20 years and fined $100,000 dollars following her conviction last week, according to Douglas County District Attorney David M...

  • Douglas County District Attorney’s Office Presents 20 Cases to Grand Jury

    Prosecutors from the Douglas County District Attorney’s Office presented 20 cases to the Grand Jury Friday, according to District Attorney David McDade. The following cases were presented to the Grand Jury on Friday, November 2nd: - Ortagou...

  • Repeat Offender Sentenced 30 Years for Multiple Robberies

    A nine-time convicted felon caught after robbing a local grocery store driving a stolen vehicle was sentenced to 30 years following his conviction this week, according to Douglas County District Attorney David McDade. Sean Anthony Badilishamwali...

  • Swearing-in Ceremony Transitions Vaughan, Todd and Purcell to Attorneys

    A packed courtroom was all smiles Thursday morning, as three law school graduates became licensed attorneys in a swearing-in ceremony conducted by Douglas County Chief Superior Court Judge Robert J. James. Anna Vaughan, Lara Todd and James Purce...

  • Heirling Given Life in Prison for 2002 Armed Robbery

    A 42-year-old North Carolina man will spend his life in prison after being sentenced for robbing a local restaurant manager at gunpoint outside his home in 2002, according to Douglas County District Attorney David McDade. Christopher Britt Heirl...

  • Murder Conviction Upheld in Violent Home Invasion Killing

    A unanimous Georgia Supreme Court has upheld the 2005 murder, kidnapping and burglary convictions of Justin Brown, one of four men involved in a violent home invasion robbery and murder resulting in the death of 18-year-old J.R. Morrow, according to Do...

  • Butler Sentenced 15 Years in Prison for Winston Burglaries

    A 25-year-old Carroll County man who stole over $14,000 worth of items from several homes in the Winston area last spring received a 30-year sentence on Monday, according to Douglas County District Attorney David McDade. Christopher Charles Butler w...

  • Douglas County District Attorney’s Office Presents 22 Cases to Grand Jury

    Prosecutors from the Douglas County District Attorney’s Office presented 22 cases to the Grand Jury Friday, according to District Attorney David McDade. The following cases were presented to the Grand Jury on Friday, October 5th: - Baruch Benja...

  • Career Criminal Sentenced 30 Years for Lithia Springs Burglary

    A convicted felon with a lengthy arrest record saw his criminal career come to an end this week after his latest burglary conviction landed him a 30-year sentence, according to Douglas County District Attorney David McDade. Jerry Brandall Storrs...

  • Douglasville Man Sentenced 60 Years for Child Molestation

    A 47-year-old man who molested a female child for the majority of her life received a 60-year sentence Monday, according to Douglas County District Attorney David McDade. Arthur Gerald Crosby of Douglasville will serve the first 25 years of his ...

  • Seventy-Eight Cases Indicted by the Douglas County Grand Jury

    The Douglas County Grand Jury indicted 78 cases on Friday, according to District Attorney David McDade. The following cases were indicted by the Grand Jury on Friday, September 21st: -  Claud Mitchell Thompson (a.k.a Mickey Thompson), on cha...

  • Chaotic Fourth of July Party Lands Gunman 20-Year Sentence

    A convicted felon who threatened to kill children with a gun that he was pointing at them and their parents at a Fourth of July gathering two years ago received a 20-year sentence on Monday, according to Douglas County District Attorney David McDad...

  • Con Artist Receives 10 Years in Roofing Scam

    A 43-year-old con artist who left an older woman with no money and a damaged roof over her head was sentenced to prison on Tuesday, according to Douglas County District Attorney David McDade. Mark Bay Jones of Richland was ordered to serve a 10-...

  • Chadwick Receives 10-Year Sentence for Stolen Vehicle, Obstruction

    A man who struck a police officer after leading authorities on a high-speed chase in a stolen vehicle last November was sentenced to prison Monday, announced Douglas County District Attorney David McDade.  Megale Johnson Chadwick, of College Pa...

  • Career Thief Receives 10-Year Prison Sentence

    A convicted felon with a history of committing thefts was sentenced to 10 years in prison without the possibility of parole, announced Douglas County District Attorney David McDade. Robert Lee Smith, 50, was ordered to serve a decade in prison w...

  • Second Burglary Conviction Lands Defendant More Jail Time

    A convicted felon who burglarized and stole items from a Lithia Springs convenience store last July was sentenced to serve more time in custody, announced Douglas County District Attorney David McDade.   James Williams, Jr., of Atlanta, was giv...

  • Fifty Cases Indicted by the Douglas County Grand Jury

    The Douglas County Grand Jury indicted 50 cases on Friday, according to District Attorney David McDade.   The following cases were indicted by the Grand Jury on Friday, June 29th: - Victor Levon Harris, on charges of Arson–1st degree - Wil...

  • Travis Self Sentenced for Burglarizing Ex-Girlfriend’s Home

    A Douglasville man who broke into and stole items from his ex-girlfriends residence last November was sentenced to serve time in prison, according to Douglas County District Attorney David McDade. Travis James Self, 19, was ordered to serve a 12...

  • 22-year-old Man Sentenced for Beating Pregnant Woman

    A 22-year-old man who repeatedly punched and choked his pregnant girlfriend during an argument at their home last month will serve time behind bars, announced Douglas County District Attorney David McDade.   Larry Kendall Humphries, of Lithia S...

  • Former Employee Sentenced for Stealing Money from Special Needs Clients

    A former employee who went on a spending spree with money stolen from numerous personal accounts that she managed at the Douglas County Retardation Association (DCRA) was sentenced to prison Wednesday, announced Douglas County District Attorney Dav...

  • Cemetery Thief Sentenced to Prison

    A Lithia Springs man who was arrested for stealing a purse from a woman’s car while she was visiting her father’s grave was sentenced Tuesday, announced Douglas County District Attorney David McDade. William Brooks, 48, was sentenced to serv...

  • Father sentenced to prison for seriously injuring 4-month-old son

    A 28-year-old father was sentenced to 15 years Monday for shaking his four-month-old son so hard in 2009 that it caused brain swelling, a fractured rib and bleeding of blood vessels in both eyes, according to Douglas County District Attorney David ...

  • Teenager Sentenced for Two Burglaries in Four-Month Span

    A Douglasville teen arrested earlier this year for stealing a vehicle while out on bond for a 2011 burglary was sentenced to prison for both crimes on Monday, announced Douglas County District Attorney David McDade.  Sylvester Nicodemus Bradley...

  • Life-Long Criminal Locked Away for Eight Years

    A life-long criminal caught selling marijuana numerous times at a local used car dealership was sentenced to eight years in prison as a repeat offender on Monday, according to Douglas County District Attorney David McDade. Reuben Romance Gresham...

  • Calvin Gene Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison

    A 27-year-old Paulding County man who robbed an unarmed woman at gunpoint in her own home was sentenced earlier this week, announced Douglas County District Attorney David McDade. Calvin Louis Gene, of Dallas, was sentenced Wednesday by Judge Da...

  • Shoplifter Racks Up 10th Felony, 10 Years in Prison

    A 43-year-old man caught stealing more than $10,000 worth of merchandise across several T-Mobile retail stores in the metro Atlanta area, including a Douglas County location, will serve every single day in prison for 10 years, announced Douglas Cou...

  • Convicted Felon to Spend Another Four Years in Prison

    A 23-year-old convicted felon caught selling cocaine multiple times while on probation for robbery was sentenced to serve more time in prison Monday, according to Douglas County District Attorney David McDade. Markese Markell Ferguson, of Dougla...

  • Calvin Gene Found Guilty of Robbery

    A 27-year-old Paulding County man was convicted of Robbery by a Douglas County jury Wednesday, announced Douglas County District Attorney David McDade. After a week-and-a-half trial, a jury found Calvin Louis Gene, of Dallas, guilty of robbing t...

  • Drug Dealer Sentenced 10 Years in Prison

    A 20-year-old admitted gang member caught selling marijuana numerous times during a lengthy undercover drug investigation was sentenced to prison Monday, announced Douglas County District Attorney David McDade. Terrance Fleming, of Douglasville,...

  • Drug Smuggler Receives 25-Year Prison Sentence, $1 Million Fine

    A 36-year-old man caught with over one pound of cocaine in his car was sentenced to prison and fined $1 million dollars, announced District Attorney David McDade.       Jason Christopher Moore, of Huntsville, Ala., was found guilty in a be...

  • Co-defendant in Police Chase Sentenced to Eight Years in Prison

    A 36-year-old man who ran away from authorities with three pounds of marijuana in his possession will serve eight years behind bars, according to Douglas County District Attorney David McDade. Tashun Mosha Lawrence, of Greenwood, Miss., was sent...

  • 16 Cases Indicted by the Douglas County Grand Jury

    The Douglas County Grand Jury indicted 16 cases on Friday, according to District Attorney David McDade.   The following cases were indicted by the Grand Jury on Friday, April 27th: - Steve Thomas Ellis, on charges of Influencing a Witness -...

  • Residential Burglar Sentenced to 5 years in Prison

    A 22-year-old co-defendant caught leaving a residential burglary with stolen items in hand was convicted in Superior Court Tuesday, according to Douglas County District Attorney David McDade. Napoleon Whitehead, of Douglasville, was sentenced to...

  • Alphonso Stewart Sentenced to Life

    A criminal history that spans over four decades brought a Douglas County man a life sentence Wednesday, according to Douglas County District Attorney David McDade. Alphonso Stewart, 62, was sentenced to life in prison as a repeat offender by Sup...

  • Club Promoter Sentenced Five Years for Acquiring Stolen Vehicle

    An Atlanta club promoter will spend the next five years in prison after being found guilty of participating in a scheme to acquire stolen vehicles, according to Douglas County District Attorney David McDade. Superior Court Judge David T. Emerson sen...

  • 21-year-old Sentenced to Jail for Child Molestation

    A 21-year-old man caught molesting a middle school girl will serve the next 11 years in prison, announced Douglas County District Attorney David McDade. Daniel Alexander Williams, of Sharpsburg, Ga., was sentenced Monday by Judge David T. Emerson af...

  • Douglas County Grand Jury Indicts 38 Cases

    The Douglas County Grand Jury indicted 38 cases on Friday, according to District Attorney David McDade. The following cases were indicted by the Grand Jury on Friday, March 9th: - Jeffery Oneal Trammell, on charges of Sale of Cocaine - Lenny...

  • Reuben Ratliff Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison for Child Molestation

    A 49-year-old man caught molesting a young child in his bedroom last April will spend the next 15 years in prison, according to Douglas County District Attorney David McDade. Reuben Jeffery Ratliff, of Lithia Springs, was sentenced Wednesday by ...

  • Josh Garrison Sentenced for Vehicular Homicide

    Following an emotional plea for justice by the father of the victim in a 2011 vehicular homicide case, Joshua Allen Garrison, 26, of Villa Rica, Georgia, was sentenced to a term of 15 years, according to Douglas County District Attorney David McDad...

  • Alan Presnell Sentenced 10 Years in Prison for Methamphetamine, Terroristic Threats

    A 46-year-old man caught with methamphetamine on two separate occasions was sentenced in Superior Court Monday, announced Douglas County District Attorney David McDade. Alan Eugene Presnell, of Lithia Springs, entered a guilty plea in two differ...

  • Last Three Defendants in Armed Robbery Case Sentenced to Life

    Three of the four armed gunmen who assaulted and terrorized a Douglas County family during a violent home invasion robbery on August 10th, 2011, were sentenced to life in prison Monday, announced Douglas County District Attorney David McDade. Da...

  • DA’s Office Presents 44 Cases to Grand Jury

    Prosecutors from the Douglas County District Attorney’s Office presented 44 cases to the Grand Jury Friday, according to District Attorney David McDade. The following cases were presented to the Grand Jury on Friday, February 10th: - Travis J...

  • Armed Robber Sentenced to 12 Years in Prison

      A young man charged with robbing a Douglasville store clerk at gunpoint was sentenced in Superior Court Wednesday, announced Douglas County District Attorney David McDade. Terrance Matthew Smith (25), of Douglasville, pled guilty to Arme...

  • Willie Palmer Jr. Sentenced Five Years for Battery

    A 47-year-old husband, with a prior conviction for domestic violence battery, was convicted last week of beating his wife at their Douglasville residence and was sentenced Wednesday to five years in prison, according to Douglas County District Atto...

  • Helms and Moore Sentenced in Drug Trafficking Case

    Two men that claimed the 110 grams of methamphetamine seized in their car was meant for a dying friend’s last wish were sentenced in Superior Court last week, announced Douglas County District Attorney David McDade. Andrew Steven Helms (26), o...

  • Willie Palmer Jr. Guilty of Battery

    A husband charged with beating his wife at their residence was convicted by a jury in Superior Court Friday, according to Douglas County District Attorney David McDade. Willie Lee Palmer Jr., 47, of Douglasville, was found guilty of Battery and ...

  • Second Co-defendant Receives 5 Years for Attempted Robbery

    The man who initiated an attempted robbery on a confidential informant during an undercover drug operation was sentenced to five years in prison Friday, announced Douglas County District Attorney David McDade. Bryant Alexander Bowens, 21, of Mon...

  • Man Receives Six Years for Trafficking 22lbs of Marijuana

    A 37-year-old man was sentenced Thursday to six years in prison after a jury found him guilty of transporting 22 pounds of marijuana, according to Douglas County District Attorney David McDade. Kent Lemont Summerville, of Birmingham, Ala., was c...

  • Attempted Robber Receives Four Years in Prison

    One of two men who attempted to rob a confidential informant during an undercover drug operation was sentenced to four years in prison Monday, announced Douglas County District Attorney David McDade. Deshawn Rahmel Green, 20, of Winston, pled guilt...

  • District Attorney’s Office Presents 41 Cases to Grand Jury

    Prosecutors from the Douglas County District Attorney’s Office presented 41 cases to the Grand Jury Friday, according to District Attorney David McDade.   The following cases were also presented to the Grand Jury on Friday, January 13th: - Ab...

  • Co-defendant in Armed Robbery Case Sentenced to Life

    One of four armed gunmen who assaulted and terrorized a Douglas County family during a violent home invasion robbery was sentenced to life in prison Thursday, according to Douglas County District Attorney David McDade. 26-year-old Brandon Keenan...

  • Man Sentenced to 20 Years for Attempted Murder

    A 24-year-old man that tried to fire a gun while attempting to rob a gas station owner at gun point was sentenced in Superior Court Wednesday afternoon, according to Douglas County District Attorney David McDade. Ricardo Devon Baker, formerly of...

  • Woman Sentenced to Prison for Selling Meth

    A 22-year-old woman charged with selling drugs to an undercover officer was convicted in Superior Court Monday morning, announced Douglas County District Attorney David McDade. Alisha Gabrielle Vinson, of Douglasville, pled guilty to the Sale of Me...