Missing: Juvenile Kamya Jones

UPDATE (02/04/2019 @ 4:23pm): Kamya Jones has been located. We’d like to thank everyone who has shared this post.

Kamya Jones, 14 years of age, was last seen on January 11, 2019 in Columbus, Georgia, unknown clothing description. Kamya Jones is described as 5’5, 140lbs, dark brown hair, and brown eyes.

Please contact Inv. Darrell Black with any information at 770-920-4914 or 770-949-5656 or dblack@sheriff.douglas.ga.us.

Located: Juvenile Heaven Fudge

UPDATE (02/04/2019 @ 4:16pm): Heaven Fudge has been located. We’d like to thank everyone who has shared this post.

Heaven Fudge, 16 years of age, was last seen on January 13, 2019 in Douglasville, Georgia, unknown clothing description. Heaven Fudge is described as 5’1, 92lbs, black hair, and brown eyes.
Please contact Inv. Darrell Black with any information at 770-920-4914 or 770-949-5656 or dblack@sheriff.douglas.ga.us.

Citizens’ Law Enforcement Academy 2019

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office is now taking applications for our 2019 Citizens’ Law Enforcement Academy! The 12-week course begins this March!

The curriculum and training are not what you would expect. Our goal is not to teach the student how to become a law enforcement officer, but rather to give students some insight into the duties and responsibilities of our deputies. While graduates of the Citizens Law Enforcement Academy are not prepared for daily street duty, they do acquire a better understanding of our daily operations and the challenges that confront our deputies. Our hope is that the student leaves with a better understanding of the complex nature of our work, enforcing the law.

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office understands that community involvement is one of the most powerful tools any law enforcement agency has in the fight against crime. Through CLEA, citizens can help us keep Douglas County safe and a great place to live and work. Best of all, CLEA graduates become “goodwill ambassadors” for the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office.

Classes are held on Thursday nights for 12 weeks, from 6:30 pm until 8:30 pm. All applicants need to be able to commit to attending the twelve sessions of this academy.

Applicants must be a resident or business owner in Douglas County. You must be at least 21 years of age, and give consent for a background check as part of the application process. There is no fee for this class.

Applications can returned either via email, “snail mail,” or dropped off at our office. Read more…

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New Phone Scam

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office has been receiving reports on a new phone scam.  This particular phone scam is an individual claiming to be Deputy Chief Conner and asking for the person by name.  The fake Deputy Chief Conner provides a phone number and an extension and asks for you to call them.  The phone number provided states a similar answer message; however the address is not of the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office.  When the person contacts the extension it goes straight to another individual claiming to be Colonel Oliver.

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office wants to inform the Public that we are looking into these complaints.  If anyone has been contacted by a person claiming to be either Deputy Chief Conner or Colonel Oliver, please contact the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office will not contact anyone to ask for money in exchange to remove warrants.

Two Arrested for “Slider” Crimes

For several weeks, patrons at the QuikTrip and BP locations on Thornton Road have been victimized by slider crimes. The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office gained information about a particular vehicle being used in the crimes and were on the lookout for a black Honda CRV with new car tags. The Special Investigations Division compiled enough data to establish time frames and figure out a pattern for the criminal activity in the area.

The Scorpion Unit was assigned to the detail and were in the area during the time these crimes were occurring. On December 31, 2018, around 5:15 am the Honda CRV matching the description from previous calls was observed pulling into the QuikTrip convenience store on Thornton Road. While at the gas station, deputies noticed the vehicle moving from pump to pump without anyone ever getting out to enter the store or to pump gas. The vehicle then pulled out of the gas station and made a right onto Thornton Road at a high rate of speed, turning right and went to the BP on Thornton Road. At that point, deputies activated their emergency siren and tried to make a traffic stop and the vehicle sped off. Deputies were able to catch up to the vehicle. After a brief pursuit and a foot chase, along with a K-9 apprehension, two of the four suspects were taken into custody. Jaleel Ethington and Ronique Stripling were arrested on various charges in relation to the crimes. The vehicle was also found to be stolen.

Slider type crimes are crimes of opportunity. Whenever you are pumping gas, lock your doors. Most people tend to get out of their vehicle to pump gas, leave the doors unlock and turn their backs to their vehicles. Criminals enter vehicles from the opposite side and slide purses, weapons, etc., and drive off with the possessions. This type of crime has plagued the metro Atlanta area for quite some time now. Slider crimes can be prevented with a few extra seconds to beware of your surroundings and being proactive by locking your doors.

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office is committed to keeping Douglas County a safe place to live.


Juveniles Arrested for Multiple Commercial Burglaries

During the month of December, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office responded to approximately seven commercial burglary calls that occurred in the west side of Douglas County. Five of the calls were being investigated among the seven that occurred at The Farmer’s Table (twice); Farm Fresh (three times); Dollar General and Country Corner. The suspects stole approximately $3,000 cash and an undisclosed amount of goods from the businesses.

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office received a tip about a juvenile runaway who was questioned and confessed to the break-ins. After further investigation, two juveniles were identified and taken into custody.

Inmate Trash Detail Pickup Stats: December, 2018

Monthly Totals

Roads cleaned: 329
Tires collected: 130
Bags collected: 1,453
Mattresses collected: 19
Areas mowed: 1
Total weight of trash collected : 23,100 Lbs.
County Offices cleaned: 34
Cemeteries cleaned: 1


Yearly Totals

Roads cleaned: 3,371
Tires collected: 901
Bags of trash collected: 15,916
Cemeteries cleaned: 49
Mattresses collected: 204
Office cleaned: 388
Areas mowed: 353

Total weight of trash and debris collected: 287,090 Lbs.