Three Arrested in Drug Bust

On February 21st, 2019 Deputies with the Douglas County Sheriff’s office Crime Suppression Unit and S.C.O.R.P.I.O.N unit were attempting to execute an arrest warrant issued for Austin Strickland of Douglasville, Georgia at his residence located off Chicago Avenue. The arrest warrant they were attempting to serve was for Failure to Appear on theft charges in Douglas County. Deputies had attempted to serve this warrant prior and were unsuccessful. While at the residence, deputies located Strickland hiding in the back of the residence in a locked cabinet. Also located inside this locked cabinet with Strickland were several types of narcotics and a wide selection of firearms. Strickland was taken into custody without incident and two other people at the residence were detained.

Deputies that had executed the arrest warrant then contact agents with the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office Special Investigations Division. Agents with SID responded to the scene and secured a search warrant for the residence based on what was located in the cabinet. During the search, the following items were located and seized as part of the investigation. In excess of six (6) Ounces of ICE Methamphetamine, approximately 9 MDMA or Ecstasy tablets, misdemeanor marijuana, four (4) handguns, two (2) rifles, and one modified shotgun often referred to as a “Sawed Off” shotgun that had the serial numbers removed.

At the conclusion of the search and as a result of the subsequent investigation Austin Strickland, Crystal George age 33 of Douglasville, and Jack Floyd age 23 of Morven, Georgia were arrested for numerous narcotic and weapons violations. Each person was charged with Trafficking in Methamphetamine, Multiple fire arms related offenses and other narcotics related offenses.

Evidence Seized in Drug Arrest

Man Arrested for Murder

On January 25, 2019 at approximately 7:00am the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office received a call from a concerned citizen in which the caller described locating a deceased female off the roadway at West Union Hill Road and Ephesus Church Road. Deputies and investigators responded to the call where a female, later identified as Sheila Bryant, 55 years of age, of Bremen, Georgia was found deceased just off the roadway in the grass at the location given by the concerned citizen. Investigators created a crime scene and began processing that scene for information. The deceased female was later transported to the Georgia Bureau of Investigations Crime Lab where the state medical examiner ruled the death a homicide and investigators believe the cause of death was by strangulation. It was determined by investigators that the female was killed at another location and she was then left on the roadside off of Ephesus Church Road.

Because of the complexity of the case little information could be released for fear that the suspect might flee or evidence be destroyed. Early in the investigation information was developed about a potential person of interest by the name of Eric Greene and investigators quickly began to focus on him as the suspect in this murder. On February 7th, 2019 Eric Greene was located in the victim’s car in Paulding County where he was arrested on an outstanding warrant. After further follow up, Investigators were able to determine Greene’s involvement in the crime and he was formally charged on February 24, 2019, with Murder and Motor Vehicle Theft.

Greene went before a Douglas County Superior Court Judge for his first appearance hearing on 2/25/2019 where he was read his charges and his bond was denied.

Hutchinson, Larry Dion

Name: Larry Dion Hutchinson
AKA: Dee Hutchinson, Deonte Hutchins
Sex: M
Race: B
YOB: 1972
Build:
Weight: 189lbs
Height: 6’4″
Eyes: Brown
Hair: Black
Tattoos: Multiple (arms, shoulders, chest, back)
Scars: Right arm
Glasses:
Facial Hair:

Offense(s): Failure to Appear; Violation of Probation

If you have any contact with this individual, please notify the following:
Emergency: (770) 949-5656
Tipline: (678) 486-1253
Warrants Division: 770-920-7141 or 678-486-1283
Lt. Randy Daniell
Douglas County Sheriff’s Office
Phone: (770) 920-4976
E-Mail: jdaniell@sheriff.douglas.ga.us
Sgt. Dale Kelley
Douglas County Sheriff’s Office
Phone: (770) 920-4903
E-Mail: dkelley@sheriff.douglas.ga.us
Inv. Hosea Gainer
Douglas County Sheriff’s Office
Phone: (678) 486-1215
E-Mail: hgainer@sheriff.douglas.ga.us
Inv. Joey Garland
Douglas County Sheriff’s Office
Phone: (678) 873-6747
E-Mail: jgarland@sheriff.douglas.ga.us
Inv. Rodney Howard
Douglas County Sheriff’s Office
Phone: (770) 920-4976
Email: rhoward@sheriff.douglas.ga.us
Inv. Mike Wheeler
Douglas County Sheriff’s Office
Phone: (770) 577-5102
E-Mail: mwheeler@sheriff.douglas.ga.us
Dep. Anthony Cassity
Douglas County Sheriff’s Office
Phone: (678) 486-1207
Email: acassity@sheriff.douglas.ga.us
Dep. Brad Northcutt
Douglas County Sheriff’s Office
Phone: (770) 920-4404
Email: bnorthcutt@sheriff.douglas.ga.us
Capt. Allen Watkins
Douglas County Sheriffs Office
Phone: (770) 920-4936
E-Mail: awatkins@sheriff.douglas.ga.us

Lewis, Daniel Lee

Update (03/11/2019): Daniel Lee Lewis is in custody.

Name: Daniel Lee Lewis
AKA:
Sex: M
Race: W
YOB: 1988
Build:
Weight: 155lbs
Height: 5’7″
Eyes: Blue
Hair: Brown
Tattoos:
Scars:
Glasses:
Facial Hair:

Offense(s): Felony Violation of Probation; Failure to Appear; Felony Fleeing/Eluding; Obstruction; Driving with Suspended License

If you have any contact with this individual, please notify the following:
Emergency: (770) 949-5656
Tipline: (678) 486-1253
Warrants Division: 770-920-7141 or 678-486-1283
Lt. Randy Daniell
Douglas County Sheriff’s Office
Phone: (770) 920-4976
E-Mail: jdaniell@sheriff.douglas.ga.us
Sgt. Dale Kelley
Douglas County Sheriff’s Office
Phone: (770) 920-4903
E-Mail: dkelley@sheriff.douglas.ga.us
Inv. Hosea Gainer
Douglas County Sheriff’s Office
Phone: (678) 486-1215
E-Mail: hgainer@sheriff.douglas.ga.us
Inv. Joey Garland
Douglas County Sheriff’s Office
Phone: (678) 873-6747
E-Mail: jgarland@sheriff.douglas.ga.us
Inv. Rodney Howard
Douglas County Sheriff’s Office
Phone: (770) 920-4976
Email: rhoward@sheriff.douglas.ga.us
Inv. Mike Wheeler
Douglas County Sheriff’s Office
Phone: (770) 577-5102
E-Mail: mwheeler@sheriff.douglas.ga.us
Dep. Anthony Cassity
Douglas County Sheriff’s Office
Phone: (678) 486-1207
Email: acassity@sheriff.douglas.ga.us
Dep. Brad Northcutt
Douglas County Sheriff’s Office
Phone: (770) 920-4404
Email: bnorthcutt@sheriff.douglas.ga.us
Capt. Allen Watkins
Douglas County Sheriffs Office
Phone: (770) 920-4936
E-Mail: awatkins@sheriff.douglas.ga.us