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October 31, 2016

Administrative Division

I would like to thank everyone who participated in this year's Trunk or Treat. We had approximately 4,000 people attend the event this year. The amount of hard work and dedication shown by the employees to put together an event like this is astounding. Without outside donations from sponsors and private citizens, this event would not be nearly as successful as it is. It goes without saying that we would much rather kids trick-or-treat with us than go around knocking on strangers' doors, and we are always willing to put on safe, community-centered events like this. Again, I would like to thank everyone who made this year's Trunk or Treat such an enjoyable experience.
- Sheriff Phil Miller and Staff

Cricket Wireless Fairburn Rd
Karen & Herb Emory
Street Side Classic Cars
Cole Motor Sports
Great American Inc.
John Thornton
DeNyse Signs
Bills Flea Market
Harley Davidson of Atlanta
Citizens' Law Enforcement Academy
T&T Uniforms
Carole Worthan /Farmers Insurance
Home Depot Hwy 5
Lowes Hwy 5 Supplies
Best Bonding
Extreme Images

October 28, 2016

Criminal Investigation Division

October 28, 2016

K9 Unit

The Douglas County Sheriff's Office K9 Unit has been taking their furry partners to various area schools as part of Red Ribbon Week. This annual campaign is to help students understand the dangers of drug use.

October 22, 2016

Derby Division

October 21, 2016

K9 Division

October 04, 2016

Criminial Investigations Division

Douglas County Sheriff's Office Arrests Suspect for Murder for 1998 Homicide

On Friday, September 30th, 2016, Douglas County Sheriff's Office investigators arrested Charles Richard Kilpatrick for Felony Murder and Aggravated Assault resulting from a cold case from 1998.

The victim in that case, Joseph Henry Wilder, 46 Years of age, was shot multiple times in his vehicle on Interstate 20 in Lithia Springs, Ga. by an unknown suspect. Wilder was a resident of Douglas County and was traveling west bound when he crossed paths with the suspect in this case. Wilder was found in his SUV vehicle on the side of I-20, west bound near the Weigh Station on August 7th 1998. The suspect fled the scene, however witness information obtained that night yielded some description of a white male suspect and a dark colored pick-up truck. Investigators worked the murder case for some time, following up on any leads developed, but the case went cold after no substantial leads developed a suspect.

The case was re-opened in 2015 after investigators received new information about possible suspects in that case. Over the last year, there were numerous hours of work put in by several investigators, following up on leads, developing pertinent information, and locating witnesses that led to Kilpatrick becoming the main suspect of the investigation from 1998. Some of this information led investigators to several areas in Georgia and out of state that yielded supporting evidence of Kilpatrick's involvement.

After more than a year of follow up work after re-opening the case in 2015, investigators were able to obtain enough supporting information, evidence and statements both old and new that led to warrants being taken for Kilpatrick. Kilpatrick was taken into custody without incident on Friday September 30th, 2016 and he was transported to the Sheriff's Office where he was booked and charged with Felony Murder and Aggravated Assault. Kilpatrick appeared before Superior Court Judge David Emerson on October 3, 2016 for his first appearance and was denied Bond at that time.

Media Contact:
Lt. Glenn Daniel
Cell: 678-898-7381
Office: 770-920-4955
Twitter: @gdaniel159

October 03, 2016

Criminal Investigations Division

UPDATE: Amillyon Thomas and Scottie Vaughn Jr. have been located 10/06/2016.

The Douglas County Sheriff's Office is currently investigating the whereabouts of the following four unrelated juveniles: Amillyon Thomas, Jonathan Smith, Megan Shepard, and Scottie Vaughn Jr. If you have seen any of these individuals, please contact Inv. E Waters at 678-486-1204 / 770-949-5656, or

Media Contact:
Lt. Glenn Daniel
Cell: 678-898-7381
Office: 770-920-4955
Twitter: @gdaniel159

September 27, 2016

Criminial Investigations Division

REWARD UPDATE from Sheriff Phil Miller! Re: REWARD. A person posted on Facebook that there is no way to get an arrest and conviction by Dec. 31, 2016. He was absolutely right. So, I called both Sheriff candidates and they both guaranteed that the reward would be paid after I am gone. In addition Douglasville Police Chief Gary Sparks called and added $5000.00 to the reward, Larry Watson of the Watson Foundation committed $2500. Sheriff Neil Warren of Cobb County Sheriff's Office also intends to contribute. This brings the total to over $20,000.00. Many thanks to all of you. None of this money is tax dollars!
Sheriff Phil Miller

"$10,000 REWARD" for the information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) who shot up the house of a Douglas County Deputy Sheriff on Sept. 26, 2016. This occurred on Sweetwater Church rd. in Paulding County. This offer is only good through December 31, 2016. Luckily no one was injured. I will spare no expense or resources until you are caught. Please contact the Douglas County Sheriffs Office or Paulding County Sheriffs Office with any information you have in relation to this incident!

Sheriff Phil Miller

September 07, 2016

Administrative Division

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