Coffee County Sheriff's Office

  • Agency: Coffee County Sheriff's Office
  • Address: 825 Thompson Drive, Douglas, 31535 GA
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Coffee County Sheriff's Office is located at 825 Thompson Drive, Douglas, 31535 GA. The Coffee County Sheriff's Office phone number is 912-260-2313.

Coffee County Sheriff's Office News

Douglas-Coffee County drug agents have obtained arrest warrants on a suspected cocaine dealer who attempted to swallow his product and was rushed to a local hospital earlier this week. Around 4 p.m. Wednesday, May 23, agents with the Douglas-Coffee Drug Unit were conducting a surveillance operation near the S & P Food Mart on S. Gaskin Ave. in Douglas. Agents observed several individuals approach a vehicle occupied by 43-year-old Santiago Antonio Tyson in attempts to make suspected drug purchases. Officers descended on the vehicle, and Tyson attempted to flee, nearly striking an agent. Officers were able to control the scene and retrieve Tyson from the vehicle, at which time it was determined the offender had swallowed an unknown amount of suspected cocaine. Tyson was transported from the scene to Coffee Regional Medical Center’s intensive care unit. He left the hospital sometime Thursday before officers were able to secure arrest warrants. A subsequent search of Tyson’s vehicle also uncovered the discovery of hydrocodone tablets. Tyson is described as a black male, approximately 5’10, 220 lbs., with black hair and brown eyes. He is also known by the aliases "Tony Tyson" and "James Deshazor." Tyson faces charges of possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, possession of hydrocodone with intent to distribute, and tampering with evidence. Anyone with information on Tyson’s whereabouts is asked to contact the Coffee County Sheriff’s Office at (912) 384-4227 or the Coffee County E911 non-emergency line at (912) 384-7675.

Well, well, well.......look who's celebrating a birthday today. Happy Birthday, Sheriff Doyle Wooten; 39 never looked so good! 🎂😂

A man currently serving a probation sentence for marijuana and cocaine possession is back behind bars after law enforcement discovered quantities of cocaine, marijuana, and suspected ecstasy tablets during a traffic stop Saturday night. Preston Pernell Fields, 45 of Douglas, was stopped by Douglas police officers around 9 p.m., May 19, for a broken headlight. Officers discovered cocaine and marijuana inside the vehicle and requested the Douglas-Coffee Drug Unit (DCDU) to respond. DCDU agents uncovered over three ounces of marijuana during the investigation, along with approximately seven grams of cocaine and several pieces of ecstasy tablets. Fields was arrested at the scene and transported to the Coffee County Jail, where he later admitted to ownership of the drugs. Fields has been charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, possession of MDMA (ecstasy), driving with a suspended license, and no insurance.

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Happy Birthday today to Coffee County Sheriff's Deputy and Coffee Middle School Resource Officer Francisca Bustos! 🎂

Coffee County deputies need your help locating Michael Lorn Chapman. Chapman is described as a white male, 27-years-old, approximately 5'11", and 160 lbs. Chapman has tattoos covering his arms, neck, chest, stomach, and back. He also has tattoos that say, "Shot Out" on his forehead in the hairline, "Self Made" on his knuckles, and "Ghost Face" around one ear. CHAPMAN IS WANTED FOR : Aggravated Battery (FV), Battery (FV), Terroristic Threats (FV), and other pending charges. If you have any information that could assist deputies about Chapman or his whereabouts, please contact the Coffee County Sheriff's Office at (912) 384-4227, Coffee County E-911 at (912) 384-7675, or your local law enforcement .

Happy Birthday today to Coffee County Sheriff's Office Lt. Josh Haselden! 🎂

Now this is a man who desperately needed some ferns......contact the police department if you recognize him.

Coffee County sheriff’s authorities and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation have arrested a 37-year-old man on murder and other felony charges following an incident Monday that forced the lockdowns of several area schools. At approximately 12:30 p.m. Monday, May 7, 2018, the Coffee County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 report from a neighbor that a person had been shot at 118 Quincey Batten Loop, Lot 8, Douglas, Ga. Officers arrived at the location and found the body of 48-year-old Christopher Leonard Tyson, deceased from apparent gunshot wounds. The Coffee County Sheriff’s Office contacted the Georgia Bureau of Investigation’s Douglas Regional Office to assist with the investigation. Coffee County school officials were notified of the incident, and, due to its proximity to Coffee High School, placed CHS on a hard lockdown. Ambrose Elementary, Broxton-Mary Hayes Elementary, and Coffee Middle School were also placed on soft lockdowns by school officials as a precautionary measure. City and county law enforcement made entry into Coffee High and cleared the school of any potential danger. After investigative actions by GBI agents, sheriff’s investigators, and Georgia State Patrol troopers, the suspect, identified as Freddie Lee Lampkin Jr., was located by deputies inside a mobile home during a search of the area. Lampkin was arrested without incident in connection with the shooting of Tyson and has been charged with one count of malice murder, one count of possession of a firearm by convicted felon, and one count of possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime. Lampkin, Jr. was transported from the scene and booked into the Coffee County Jail. The body of Tyson will be transported to the GBI Medical Examiner’s Office for autopsy. This case is active and ongoing. Anyone with information regarding the death of Christopher Leonard Tyson is encouraged to contact the Coffee County Sheriff’s Office at (912) 384-4227 or the GBI at (912) 389-4103.

UPDATE: Per Sheriff Wooten, the suspect in a shooting that occurred ealier today near Quincey Batten Loop and Coffee High School is in custody and en route to the Coffee County Jail. We will be providing more information on this incident in the near future. ____________________________ UPDATE: School lockdowns have been lifted at Ambrose, Broxton-Mary Hayes, and Coffee Middle School. Coffee High will remain on soft lockdown for the remainder of the day. ____________________________ Coffee High School is currently under a hard lockdown after Coffee County Sheriff's deputies responded to a shooting in the area of Quincey Batten Loop near the school. As of now, the shooter is not in custody, and the school continues to be on lockdown as a precautionary measure. Three other schools - Ambrose Elementary, Broxton-Mary Hayes, and Coffee Middle School - are on soft lockdown as well. Coffee High School has been cleared by law enforcement personnel, and there is no perceived immediate threat to students. We will provide updated information as quickly as possible.

On Tuesday, May 1, 2018, and Thursday, May 3, 2018, the Southeastern Regional Drug Enforcement Office, along with the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Douglas-Coffee Drug Unit, the Douglas Police Department, the Coffee County Sheriff’s Office, the Appling County Sheriff’s Office, and the Jeff Davis Sheriff’s Office executed seven (7) search warrants and four (4) arrest warrants in Coffee and Jeff Davis Counties. These search warrants and arrests were the culmination of an investigation that was initiated in August of 2017 after gathering intelligence, along with complaints received by concerned citizens regarding drug activity. After the execution of the search warrants and arrest warrants, the following was seized: $410,000 in cash, approximately 16 ounces of crack cocaine (street value of approximately $19,200), approximately 3 kilos of powder cocaine (street value of approximately $90,000), approximately 55 pounds of high-grade marijuana (street value of approximately $247,500), various drug paraphernalia (which included packaging material for drug distribution), 6 rifles, 4 handguns, 25 vehicles, 11 engine motors, and 5 trailers. The below subjects were arrested: Germany Jordan, 31 years old - Trafficking in Cocaine - Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Distribute - Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Crime - Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon Wayne Jordan, 58 years old - Trafficking in Cocaine - Trafficking in Marijuana - Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Crime - Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon Martonio Mitchell, 47 years old Charges are pending. Juan Bennett, 33 years old Charges are pending. There are other arrests anticipated as the investigation continues. The Southeastern Regional Drug Enforcement Office (SRDEO) is a Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) led drug task force which is staffed by agents of the GBI, as well as Task Force Officers (TFO) selected from member agencies. It is the mission of the SRDEO to identify and prosecute drug distributors operating in the Southeastern Georgia area. Robert J. Murphy, the DEA Special Agent in Charge of the Atlanta Field Division, states, “These arrests and seizures are an excellent example of how DEA is committed to working with our state and local partners to eliminate drug trafficking in our local communities. DEA received several leads from concerned citizens that were crucial in the success of this investigation. This is an excellent example of the importance of the community speaking up and alerting law enforcement of illegal or suspicious activity. DEA and its law enforcement partners will work tirelessly to continue to bring to justice those responsible for putting this poison, along with the violent crime that often accompanies the drug trafficking, into our local communities.”

Happy Birthday today to longtime Coffee Co. Sheriff's Office veteran deputy Doyle Paulk! 🎂

If anyone knows an individual by the name of Marie Holmes, we have recovered some property of potential value belonging to her. Ms. Holmes can call us at (912) 384-4227 or retrieve her property at the front office of the Coffee County Sheriff's Office, 825 Thompson Dr., Douglas, Ga.

Two men are in custody after fleeing from the Douglas-Coffee HEAT Unit Wednesday morning, leading to an aerial and foot pursuit that lasted through mid-afternoon. 34-year-old Jeremy Ely Gaskins fled from officers attempting to make a traffic stop near West Green. Gaskins led officers on a vehicular chase before fleeing on foot in the area of Fire Line Rd. near the Jeff Davis County line. County law enforcement, assisted by the Georgia State Patrol Aviation Unit, Ware State Prison K-9 Unit, Jeff Davis Sheriff's Office, and Broxton Police Department, located Gaskins several hours later in a wooded area. Gaskins was arrested and transported to the Coffee County Jail. He was wanted on three felony probation warrants stemming from previous charges including sale of methamphetamine and burglary. Gaskins faces additional charges in relation to this incident, including felony fleeing, obstruction, and multiple traffic violations. Another individual in the vehicle, 25-year-old Garrett Zackary Adams, was also detained and faces charges of obstructing law enforcement.

The Coffee County Sheriff's Office and other emergency response teams are currently working a traffic accident on Georgia Highway 32 West in the area of Donnie Harper Road. Due to the nature of this accident, we expect this portion of Highway 32 to be closed for some time. Please try to avoid this area during your commute if it all possible.

Happy Birthday to another great deputy: Jeremy Ganger, AKA C-47! 🎂

Happy Birthday today to Coffee County Jail Sgt. Brigham Moore. Thanks for all you do!

Sheriff's office investigators are attempting to locate this boat, which was recently stolen from a residence off Red Bluff Rd. in Coffee County. It is a 14 ft., 2005 Alumacraft model, green in color, equpped with a Tohatsu 25 hp motor and a Minn Kota 55 lb. thrust trolling motor. Anyone with information on the stolen boat or the indiviudal(s) responsible for this theft is asked to contact the Coffee Co. Sheriff's Office at (912) 384-4227 or the Coffee Couty E911 non-emergency number at (912) 384-7675.

This motorcycle was taken from the area of Ga. Hwy. 32 East and Nicholls Road sometime over the weekend. It is described as a 1997 Triumph T595 Daytona model, black in color. Anyone with information on the whereabouts of this vehcile or the person or persons responsible for its theft is asked to contact the sheriff's office at (912) 384-4227 or the non-emergency 911 line at (912) 384-7675.