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June 27, 2014

Fugitive Task Force Division

Escaped Inmate Coleman Manessa was apprehended last night in Jefferson County, Alabama by the United States Marshall's Task Force.

Douglas County Sheriff's Office Fugitive Investigator Joey Garland who is assigned to the unit advised that Manessa was apprehended at a hotel late evening on Thursday June 26, 2014.

Manessa is currently being held in the Jefferson County Jail awaiting an extradition hearing this afternoon. The vehicle used in the escape from the work detail that inmates Coleman Manessa and Kenneth long were assigned to was found Wednesday evening in Marietta, Georgia.

We are working solid leads on the other escaped inmate Kenneth Long at this time.

June 27, 2014

Personnel Division

The Douglas County Courthouse Personnel Department will be accepting applications for Certified Deputy Sheriff from 06/26/14 until filled.

If you know of anyone who might be interested, please ask them to go to the Personnel Office at the Courthouse to apply.

June 27, 2014

Administrative Division

The Douglas County Sheriff's Office would like to welcome our new Public Information Officer (PIO), Lt. Glenn Daniel. He will be handling all press releases and requests for media interviews beginning Monday, June 30th. Lt. Daniel can be reached at 770-920-4955 or 678-898-7381 and by email at

June 27, 2014

Criminal Investigations Division

We have just received complaints of an IRS Scam. The person will have a middle eastern accent and say they are from the IRS. The person will inform you they have reevaluated you're previous tax files and have found an error in which you owe more money. They will then tell you, you have a warrant for your arrest and if you follow certain steps you will not be arrested. They give you one hour to get an substantial amount of cash. They don't want debit or credit cards. They will tell you they will stay on the line while you get in your car and go to the money. Once you get the money they will tell you to go to a location. Once there they will tell you to buy Green DOT cards. When the transaction is finished they will ask for the Green DOT numbers and then the money is gone.


The IRS will either send you a certified letter or will arrive in person. No person will call you over the phone and inform you there is an active warrant for you and demand money. If the person demands money and advises you of an active warrant.

Copy the phone number they called you from.

Call Douglas County Sheriff's Office 770-942-2121 immediately.

June 25, 2014

Criminal Investigation Division

On 06-17-2014 at approximately 18:15 at 6885 Manor Creek Drive (Green Acres Day Care) the victim's purse was taken in an entering auto. The victim's credit card was fraudulently used at the ATM at Chevron (Hwy 5 and Douglas Blvd) and the Walgreens (Hwy5 and Douglas Blvd).

Any help in identifying the above subject please contact Inv. Ashley Hill, Douglas County Sheriff's Office 770-920-4962 . Case# DCSO14OFF003204.

June 24, 2014

Special Investigations Division

Over the course of the past several months, the Sheriff's Office Special Investigations Division has received several tips about local business selling alcoholic beverages to persons under 21 years of age. In response to these tips, the Sheriff's Office sent informants into over 23 locations during the past year. Four locations sold alcoholic beverages to persons under 21 working with the Sheriff's Office. The clerks who sold to underage persons have been charged. Stores that sold include the following:

  • "Cross Road County Store" 1480 Highway 61, Villa Rica Ga
  • "Corn Crib Store" 7826 Village Entrance Drive, Douglasville Ga
  • "Fairmart store" 7703 Highway 78, Winston Ga
  • "Marathon Station" 3757 Kings Highway, Douglasville Ga

The Sheriff's Office will continue to conduct these operations throughout the year to make sure that local business are in compliance with State Law.

June 19, 2014

Jail Division

Eddie Barnard Reed, an inmate who is being boarded for Fulton County, was charged with Riot in a Penal Institution on Wednesday (6/18/2014), after he attacked a fellow inmate on the recreation yard. The victim walked out onto the yard and was emptying in the process of emptying a mop bucket when Reed approached him from behind. Reed struck the victim with a closed fist and continued to attack him as he fell to the floor. Dep. Beske was nearby when the altercation started and was able to quickly break it up when he saw what was happening. Reed was brought before the Magistrate Court this morning and received a $4,500 bond.

June 18, 2014

Criminal Investigations Division

On Monday 06/16/14, Richard Cosden was found guilty of child molestation and incest. He has been sentenced to 40 years in prison to serve 20 years behind bars. Cosden is also facing similar charges in Cobb County.

June 16, 2014

Warrant and Fugitive Division

On 06/13/14, Capt. Tim Pounds, along with other members of the Douglas County Sheriff's Office Fugitive Task Force, arrested Derrick Hazelwood. Hazelwood is wanted out of Indianapolis for homicide and attempted robbery, and is currently awaiting extradition back to Indiana.

June 12, 2014

Criminal Investigation Division

BOLO: Escaped Inmates

The Douglas County Sheriff's Office is currently seeking information on the location of the following inmates who escaped from a work detail off Post Road in Winston, Georgia at approximately 12:45 P.M. on June 12, 2014. They were both currently under arrest for Burglary, Theft by Taking and Theft by Receiving Stolen Property. They were last seen getting into an older model tan or gold sedan similar to a Ford Crown Victoria and wearing their dark blue jail uniforms with orange stripes. Please report any information you may have to the Douglas County Sheriff's Office at 770-949-5656.

Kenneth Judson Long
Coleman Dwayne Manessa


June 11, 2014

Criminal Investigations Division

On 060914, Inv. Peter Hoberg made an arrest for burglaries in the Brookfield Village Community. Over the past few weeks there had been several reported burglaries in the area. On 053114, Inv. Joe Williams responded to the burglary and processed the scene for any forensic or physical evidence left behind by the suspects.

Over the next several days the forensic and physical evidence was processed. From the processing of this evidence and through identification means, Jaquavius Mallory was positively identified as being involved in this burglary. An arrest and search warrant was obtained. The search warrant was executed on 060914 at Mallory's residence in Brookfield Village. Mallory was arrested without incident and subsequently interviewed. As a result of this arrest and follow up interview, an additional burglary was cleared by arrest.

Good Job Peter and Joe!!!!

June 10, 2014

Criminal Investigations Division

On 060614, the Douglas County Sheriff's Office, with the assistance of Probation, executed five search warrants in the Corn Crib Mobile Home Community in reference to burglaries both in the neighborhood and one that occurred on Bomar Road in April 2014. While executing the search warrants we also had several signed arrest warrants for individuals who resided in this neighborhood for burglary as other various charges.

While serving these search warrants and arrest warrants, we located several items that had reported stolen from several of the reported stolen items, we also recovered illegal narcotics and narcotics related items. Several individuals who did not have active warrants for burglary or theft were arrested for narcotics related charges.

The sheriff's office arrested Frankie Cain Gilley, Brenda Gilley, Chad Crosby, James Earl Hall, Ricky Hill, Barry Wade Parson, Cody Higgins, Larry Allen Williams Jr., and Judith Belcher. There are outstanding warrants for other individuals for burglaries and other charges.

The burglaries that occurred involved the taking of guns, jewelry, medication, ammunitions, etc… We were able to recover a substantial amount of items, however many of the items are still at large. During the execution of the search warrants we were able to solve other felonies for other counties. We were able to recover the credentials of a law enforcement agent that was taken in an entering auto from several months ago.

We would like to remind each of you that there is a safe and secure website that is available free of charge at to be able to safely and securely keep track of the serial numbers of your valuables. Remember if we, as law enforcement, are able to increase the chances of recovering stolen property with serial numbers than without any serial numbers. So please take advantage of this free service today. If you have any questions or information please feel free to contact Inv. M.W. Howell at 770-920-4915

June 05, 2014

Jail Division

Amber Burke was arrested in the early morning hours of June 3rd, following a traffic stop. Prior to being brought into the jail, deputies asked her if she had any contraband on her; she assured them that she didn't. It turns out that she was being less than truthful. Burke received additional charges of bringing drugs across a jail guard line, possession of marijuana, possession of a schedule I controlled substance, possession of a schedule II controlled substance, possession of methamphetamine, and possession of a schedule IV controlled substance.

May 30th, 2014

Administrative Division

This race is in honor of Officer Blake Gammill, Douglas County Sheriff's Deputy who was killed in the line of duty February 24, 2005. All proceeds benefit the DCSO SERT Team.

5K Run/Walk begins at 7:30 AM, 10.5K begins at 8:15 AM and 1-Mile Run/Walk begins at 8:20 AM.

Pre-registered by June 5. 2014, 5K $20.00 and 10.5K $20.00, 1-mile $15.00 (any two races fee is $35.00) pre-registered only will be eligible for door prizes. After June 5 and on race day, fees are $25 and $20. Races will proceed rain or shine. No refunds available.

All pre-registered participants will receive one quality, wicking technical t-shirt (adult sizes only, youth sizes cotton). Late and race day registrants are not guaranteed a t-shirt.

5K overall male & female, masters male & female, and top 3 male & female in 15 age groups from 10 & under through 75+. Ribbons will be awarded to all 1-mile finishers.

All run events will be on a combination of roads, grass and trails.

For the safety of everyone, no pets, headphones or strollers are permitted on the course.

For questions, call 678-873-6720 or post a message on the Douglas County Rogue Runners web site under the Contact Us section at

You may register on-line at or mail entry form and fees payable to: Douglas County Rogue Runners, P.O. Box 1846, Douglasville, GA 30133

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