Douglas County Sheriff's Office

  • Agency: Douglas County Sheriff's Office
  • Address: 8470 Earl D. Lee Blvd, Douglasville, 30134 GA
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Phone: (770) 942-2121
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Douglas County Sheriff's Office is located at 8470 Earl D. Lee Blvd, Douglasville, 30134 GA. The Douglas County Sheriff's Office phone number is (770) 942-2121.

Douglas County Sheriff's Office News

Inmate Trash Detail Pickup Stats: October, 2018 Roads cleaned: 391 Tires collected: 71 Bags collected: 1,920 Mattress collected: 13 Total weight of trash collected: 25,800 Lbs. County Offices cleaned: 34 County properties mowed: 29 Cemeteries cleaned: 4

Welcome, K9 Copper! Sheriff Tim Pounds and the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office have noticed a significant increase in the number of missing persons, especially amongst the elderly with Alzheimer’s Disease/Dementia and children (especially with autism). Since Sheriff Pounds took office in January, 2017, there have been 475 missing/runaway persons. Out of those approximately 37 were disabled children and adults. Only five of those cases remain open which are all runaway juveniles where no foul play is suspected. Some of these were large scale searches that involved multi-jurisdictional responses and resources. In some of these cases a well trained bloodhound could have expedited the efforts in locating these individuals. “Copper,” a blood hound graciously donated by two local breeders, Cody Sparks and Rebecca Myers will be trained in tracking children and Alzheimer’s/dementia patients in the efforts to assist with locating missing persons. Donated at 13 weeks old, Copper will also be trained in public relations and used in S.C.O.P.E. (Sheriff’s Community Outreach Program & Education) activities. DCSO’s K-9 Unit provides teams of highly trained canines and handlers for the purpose of protecting citizens and enhancing the safety of fellow law enforcement officers. The Sheriff’s K-9 Unit aspires to relate, in a positive manner, with the general public, maintain a professional image, and to constantly strive to increase the efficiency and productivity of the Unit through continuous training. Sheriff Pounds is dedicated to serving and protecting our community as he has done for the people of Douglas County for more than 40 years. #DCSheriffGA #DCSheriffGAK9 #missingchildrenandelderly #K9CopperDCSO

Man Arrested After Drug Tip The Sheriff’s office Special Investigations Unit received information in late September, that a Justin Bryant was selling methamphetamine in Douglas County Georgia. Agents working the investigation were able to make methamphetamine purchases from Bryant on two separate occasions during the month of October. One of the purchases occurred on Thornton Rd and the other on Post Rd. After the second purchase, members of the Sheriff’s Office Crime Suppression Unit and SCORPION Unit conducted a traffic stop on Bryant and took him into custody. Methamphetamine and other narcotics related items were located in his possession. He was taken to the Douglas County Jail where he was charged with the following offenses: Justin Bryant: Sales of Methamphetamine 2 counts, Use of a Communication Device to Facilitate a Felony 2 counts, Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Marijuana Less Than One Ounce and Possession of Drug Related Objects. He is currently being held with no bond.

Douglas County Sheriff’s Office to Hold Pinning Ceremony for Service Members and Veteran Officers Thursday, November 8, 2018 at 10:00AM, Sheriff Tim Pounds and the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office will hold a pinning ceremony for veteran officers at the DCSO Complex, located at 8470 Earl D. Lee Blvd., Douglasville, GA 30134. The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office is proud to recognize and honor its brotherhood of service members and veterans with US Military lapel pins. The officers will wear them on their Class A and B uniforms. There is a total of 77 service members and veterans that serve with the DCSO. These men (and women) have served a combined total of 630 years in military service to our country. Forty have served in the United States Army; six with the branch of the Navy; 17 with the Marines; five with the Air Force; and nine are National Guard veterans. The Pinning Ceremony will pay tribute to these service members and veterans and honor the Veteran’s Day holiday. The DCSO is blessed, honored, and proud to have these men (and women) serve as officers. Their service to our country and locally is not taken lightly. These men and women have trained and served on the front lines of war and now risk their lives daily to protect and serve the citizens of Douglas County. Unfortunately, every day, these officers encounter citizen veterans. It is with great hope and anticipation as these great men (and women) are pinned, the small token will also be a unique symbol that helps to bring familiarity and connection during the encounters with their shared brotherhood of Service Members and bridge a gap in the relationship between officers and veteran citizens. Douglas County Sheriff’s Office is dedicated to making Douglas County a safe place to work, live and play. For more information about the pinning ceremony please contact: Joy Pounds at 770-577-5104 or via email: jvpounds@sheriff.douglas.ga.us.

We want everyone to have a safe and happy Halloween. Please remember to always look both ways before crossing the street, only go to homes you know (and that have their porch lights on), and to check candy for anything suspicious before eating it.

Complaint Leads to Multiple Drug Arrests On October 18, 2018 the Douglas County Sheriff’s Special Investigation Division, Crime Suppression Unit, SCORPION Unit, K9 Units and SERT Team served a Search Warrant at a residence in Douglas County. In late September of this year, the Douglas County Sheriff’s office Special investigation Division received a complaint that Daron Stoffer was using and selling methamphetamine from his home in Douglas County. Information also stated he was providing a place where subjects could hang out, buy and use illegal narcotics. Agents working the investigation were familiar with Stoffer from previous investigations. Stoffer was currently out on bond in Douglas County for charges of possession of methamphetamine from a search warrant served at this same residence in March of this year. At that time, approximately 8 people were taken into custody and charged accordingly. During this recent warrant’s execution, multiple violators were located within the residence. Some of the subjects at the residence were Joshua Gibson, Adam Cox, Jessie Ray Wilson, Veronica Shae Bosworth, Kerry Lynn Chastain, Bridget Haley McDaniel, Robert Troy DeLong and Daron Stoffer. During the search agents located methamphetamine, prescription drugs (Alprazolam, Clonazepam) schedule IV narcotics, marijuana and drug related objects. The items located were scattered throughout the residence. The subjects were charged with the following offenses and turned over to the Douglas County Jail: Daron Stoffer: Possession of Methamphetamine with Intent to Distribute/ Possession of Drug Related Objects/ Possession of Marijuana less than an ounce / Possession of Schedule IV 2 counts / Theft By taking of Lost or Mislaid Property. Joshua Gibson: Possession of Methamphetamine with Intent to Distribute/ Possession of Drug Related Objects/ Possession of Marijuana less than an ounce / Possession of Schedule IV 2 counts. Adam Cox: Possession of Methamphetamine with Intent to Distribute/ Possession of Drug Related Objects/ Possession of Marijuana less than an ounce / Possession of Schedule IV 2 counts. Jessie Ray Wilson: Possession of Methamphetamine with Intent to Distribute/ Possession of Drug Related Objects/ Possession of Marijuana less than an ounce / Possession of Schedule IV 2 counts. Veronica Shae Bosworth: Possession of Methamphetamine with Intent to Distribute/ Possession of Drug Related Objects/ Possession of Marijuana less than an ounce / Possession of Schedule IV 2 counts. Kerry Lynn Chastain: Possession of Methamphetamine / Possession of Drug Related Objects. Bridget Haley McDaniel: Possession of Methamphetamine with Intent to Distribute/ Possession of Drug Related Objects/ Possession of Marijuana less than an ounce / Possession of Schedule IV 2 counts. Robert Troy DeLong: Possession of Methamphetamine with Intent to Distribute/ Possession of Drug Related Objects/ Possession of Marijuana less than an ounce / Possession of Schedule IV 2 counts. The owner of this residence is still being investigated with possible charges pending.

Welcome, New Deputies! Sheriff Tim Pounds and the staff at the Douglas County Sheriff's Office would like to welcome new deputies Montgomery and Brown. Both recently graduated from the North Central Georgia Law Enforcement Academy, and will start their 12-week Field Training program this week.

#LostAndFound #TrunkOrTreat Someone turned in a lost cell phone at yesterday's Trunk or Treat. Please call 678.486.1282 so we can get it back to the right person.

We would like to thank everyone who came out to the courthouse on Sunday for our 7th Annual Trunk or Treat. The weather couldn't have been better which brought out thousands to the event. We would also like to thank the Douglasville Police Department for being such a wonderful partner in the event.

Stop by the Douglas County Courthouse for our annual #TrunkOrTreat.

Traffic Stop Leads to Drug Arrest On October 18, 2018 Dep. Barber with the Douglas county Crime Suppression Unit observed a Chevy Avalanche failing to maintain its lane, I-20 east bound just before County line Rd. Reports had been circulating that this vehicle was involved in narcotics distribution in Douglas County. Dep. Barber attempted a traffic stop on the vehicle. The subject pulled into the median as if it were going to stop. The driver threw a plastic bag out the window and pulled back into traffic fleeing from Deputy Barber at a high rate of speed. Barber pursued the subject with his emergency equipment activated. The subject exited onto Lee rd, turning right going south bound. Dep. Barber continued to pursue the Avalanche until the driver pulled over and was taken into custody. Dep. Britt with the Douglas County FIND unit went to the location where the driver now identified as Winston McCray had thrown the bag out of his window. Dep. Britt recovered a plastic bag containing smaller multiple jeweler’s baggies. The baggies contained what appeared to be powder cocaine and crack cocaine. Agents from the Special Investigation Division responded to the scene and conducted a field test on the contents of the baggies. The test gave a positive reaction for cocaine. In total, there were 63 baggies containing cocaine; 22 of those baggies contained the base form of crack cocaine, the total weight was 19.83 grams. McCray is charged with possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, fleeing and attempting to elude and for fail to maintain lane.

#Wanted: Melvin Walton On October 11, 2018 the Douglas County Sheriff’s office Special Investigations Division completed a two-month long investigation. Agents had information that Melvin Walton was selling prescription narcotics and cocaine. Agents were able to successfully make purchases from Walton on at least three different occasions at his residence in Douglas County. Agents with the Special Investigations Division, Crime Suppression Unit and Scorpion Unit served a search warrant on Walton’s residence in Lithia springs. During the search warrant 3 firearms were recovered one of which was reported stolen in a Douglas Country case. The following Narcotics were located during the search: Trafficking amount of cocaine 22 Ecstasy tablets 102 “Xanax” bars 18 Oxycodone/hydrochloride pills 473 ml bottle of promethazine liquid 8oz bottle of promethazine/codeine liquid Marijuana Sabine Joseph was at the residence when the Search warrant was served. She was taken into custody and charged with the previous listed items. Arrest Warrants were taken on Walton for Sales of Cocaine, Xanax and Use of Telecommunications device; Walton was also charged with the items located in the residence to include possession of fire arm by convicted felon. Walton is wanted in connection with this investigation. Please contact Inv. Michael Wheeler with the Douglas county Sheriff’s office Fugitive division at 770-577-5102 if you have any information that will lead to the apprehension of Melvin Walton B/M, 5'11", 206lbs.

Lt. Horn will be at the Douglasville Conference Center today and tomorrow for the In Demand Career Expo. Make sure to stop by and ask him about our Explorers program!

#WantedWednesday #MostWanted Paul Thomas Powers is wanted for Battery/Family Violence and Terroristic Threats. Please contact out Warrants Division at 770-920-7141 or 678-486-1283 if you have any information on his whereabouts.

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office would like to welcome Douglasville Police Department K9 Officer Dukes and our newest hire Jailer Kenerly.

National Family Violence Apprehension Detail Wednesday October 17, 2018 was the 16th Annual National Family Violence Apprehension Detail. The Douglas County Sheriff's Office and the Douglas County Solicitor's Office participated in this event. Deputy T. Smith, Civil, Deputy I. Illidge, Transport, Deputy R. Northcuttt along with the following members of A-Shift who gave up their off day Deputy R. Aiken, Deputy McLucas. Deputy A. Kiker, Deputy A. Stone, Deputy J. French, Deputy G. Ernst. Deputy M. Mack who presently in Field Training also was a great help. Investigator S. Campbell of the Douglas County Solicitor's jumped in at the last minute to lend a helping hand. The detail attempted to execute (90) ninety Family Violence Arrest Warrants. Some of these warrants were several years old. They made contacts with members of the community and when they received information they did a great job following up. There will be more arrests coming from this apprehension detail in the near future.

#TechnicalDifficulties: We are currently having issues with our "search inmate" page. Our vendor has been notified, and is working on a fix.

#WantedWednesday #MostWanted #Captured Erica Hardy is now in custody. Thank you to everyone who shared her information.

#WantedWednesday #MostWanted Roosevelt Trae Porter is wanted for Terroristic Threats, Criminal Damage to Property, and Violation of Probation Please contact out Warrants Division at 770-920-7141 or 678-486-1283 if you have any information on his whereabouts.

Last week, one of our work crews spent some time repairing the wooden guard rail at the entrance to Boundary Waters Park.

Sign up now for #OperationChristmas! Once again Operation Christmas – Douglas County will be providing unwrapped Christmas gifts to children who participate in the Free and Reduced-Price Meal Program and their younger siblings. To participate parents must complete the application below by November 10th, for all children ages 0-16. One student per eligible family will receive a “Golden Ticket” during the week of December 10th at their school. 1. Submit ONE application per family. 2. Sending in this form will not change whether your child received free or reduced price meals. 3. Bring the Ticket to the designated pick-up location, as indicated on the Ticket, to receive the gifts for your eligible children. 4. NO replacement tickets will be issued. NOTE: It is not necessary to bring identification or for your child(ren) to be present. If you are unable to attend, you can send your ticket with someone else to pick up your gifts for you. Gifts are presorted and will be ready for your family. No exchanges.

#MarkYourCalendars #FreeCarSeatCheck Call 770-949-5155 to make an appointment or visit www.safekidsdouglascounty.org.

Suspect Wanted in Theft from T-Mobile Store On October 10, 2018, an individual entered the T-Mobile store on Thornton Rd at two different times. When he entered the store a second time, he grabbed two iPhones from a display counter and ran out. The suspect is described as a back male, between 6'0" and 6'4", and believed to be in his mid to late thirties. If anyone has any information as to his identity and/or whereabouts, please contact Inv. J. Fowler at 770-920-4992 or jfowler@sheriff.douglas.ga.us. Case number R1813928.

Sheriff Pounds encourages you to #RegisterNow for #OperationChristmas Children ages birth to 16 in Douglas County may once again receive a free Christmas gift through the generosity of the folks at Operation Christmas Douglas County. To qualify, children must reside in the county and receive free or reduced price lunch. This is a community effort and is not sponsored by the school system. Make sure to like and follow The Elf Squad for more details. To register for this opportunity: English - https://tinyurl.com/dcssoc18 Spanish - https://tinyurl.com/dcssoc18sp Donation boxes will soon be appearing at strategic locations around the county, including at the Douglas County Sheriff's Office.

#WantedWednesday #MostWanted Gerald Carlton Hassell is wanted for Aggravated Battery. Please contact out Warrants Division at 770-920-7141 or 678-486-1283 if you have any information on his whereabouts.