Visit from Future Deputies

On Tuesday, March 27, we had a couple of upstanding young men visit the Sheriff’s Office for a tour. Both were very interested in the daily duties of the Sheriff and deputies. Who knows? Maybe these boys will be future employees someday. If you would like to schedule a visit as part of a homeschool or other program, contact Lt. Elmer Horn at 678-486-1200 or ehorn@sheriff.douglas.ga.us.

 

Welcome, New Jailers

Four new jailers were sworn in by Sheriff Tim Pounds on Monday, March 26, 2018. Please welcome Jailers Mora, Hines, Fowler, and Russell.

 

Storm Cleanup

Several inmate work crews helped to clear the debris after strong storms moved through the area on the night/morning of March 19-20, 2018.

 

Press Release: Operation Southern Impact

During the week of March 12th, 2018, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office participated in Operation Southern Impact II, resulting in four search warrants and two arrests related to the possession and distribution of child pornography. Operation Southern Impact II was a multi-state, multi-jurisdictional Internet Crimes against Children (ICAC) operation which mainly targeted offenders who were obtaining and distributing child pornography. Three of the four Douglas County cases resulted in arrests (one subject was charged in two separate cases) and the fourth case is still actively being investigated.

Inv. Nathan Mitchell and Inv. Joshua Miller were the primary investigators during the operation, with each investigator working two of the four cases. The following investigators and deputies also assisted in the investigations, the resulting search warrant executions and arrests: Sgt. Ken Aycock, Sgt. Josh Lipscomb, Sgt. Shay Brooks, Inv. Erin Garner, Dep. Kyle Fields, Dep. Ryan Quibell, Dep. Jordan Thackston, Dep. Chris Reeves, and Dep. Eric Amdal. DFI Stephen McNamera from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation also assisted in one of the cases.

The following people were arrested in Douglas County as of March 16th, 2018 as a result of Operation Southern Impact II:

-Bryan Holloway, 45 years old, 12 counts of Sexual Exploitation of Children

-Jonathan Okelley, 37 years old, 8 counts of Sexual Exploitation of Children

Both subjects attended their initial bond hearing before a magistrate judge and both subjects have been denied bond in their cases. It is noteworthy that neither of these subjects have currently been charged with creating child pornography,

only possessing and distributing. At this time, we have no reason to believe that any of the victims depicted were associated with the subjects.

For more information, please see the Georgia Bureau of Investigation press release, which can be found by going to https://gbi.georgia.gov/press-releases/2018-03-16/76-arrested-muli-state-child-exploitation-operation-named-%E2%80%9Coperation.

Getting Ready For Spring Ball

County park inmate work crew getting things ready for spring ball season. They painted inside the concession stand at Bill Arp Park and outside Post Rd Park, and built walls inside a storage building at Fairplay Park.

Suspects Sought in Scrap Metal Theft

On 03/07/18 at approximately 20:30 to 21:00 the above vehicle was seen on camera at Covenant Plumbing Supply located at 2525 Brightstar Road removing scrap metal. It is believed to be a Ford F350 dually. There appears to be a red decal on the rear window as well as a custom front grille. Any information as to the identity of the truck or its owner please notify Inv. E. Waters at the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office.

Phone: 678-486-1204

Email: ewaters@sheriff.douglas.ga.us

Case Number: R1803056

Sheriff Tim Pounds Welcomes New K9 Deputy

K9 Neo is the newest addition to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office. He is a seventeen-month-old Belgian Malinois from Poland, and will be working on the Felony Interception Narcotics Detection (FIND) Unit. K9 Neo came to us in November 2017 as a “green” dog without any formal training. Sgt. Ryan Cadwell, who previously handled retired K9 Boogie, is both K9 Neo’s trainer as well as handler. K9 Neo’s skills include narcotics detection, tracking and apprehension, handler protection, and evidence recovery. K9 Neo was utilized on his first night of service for a search of a vehicle which resulted in a drug arrest.