West GA Technical College Discusses Continuing Education with Inmates

On April 18th Ms. Lenora McKeown, an admissions counselor from West GA Technical College, visited the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office’s Re-entry Program. Her visit was to encourage participants that are interested in attending West GA Tech to continue their education and advise them of certifications that are offered in a number of skills that are in-demand. She noted that Douglasville’s industrial businesses are growing. These companies are looking for skilled employees and are background-friendly. She also spoke about other programs that are open to our participants and where the programs are located.

West GA Tech has a FREE GED program, student counseling resources and a number of other free programs and classes. Ms. McKeown discussed financial aid stipulations and rules with the group. She also explained what the GA Hope Grant pays for. Ms. McKeown is scheduled to visit twice a month to inform as many re-entry participants as she can about the opportunities at West GA Technical College.

Located: Juvenile Shawna Thornton

UPDATE (05/02/2019 @ 8:13am): Shawna Thornton has been located.

Shawna Thornton, 17 years of age, was last seen on April 23rd, 2019 in Douglasville, Georgia, unknown clothing description. Shawna Thornton is described as 5’6, 120lbs, red or brown hair, and hazel eyes.  Please contact Inv. Darrell Black with any information at 770-920-4914 or 770-949-5656 or dblack@sheriff.douglas.ga.us.


Man Wanted for Theft

On 03/20/2019, the pictured individual is suspected of removing a power drill combo kit from the Home Depot on Thornton Rd. He is described as a white male, approximately 6’0″, with a medium build. Anyone with information as to this person’s identity and/or whereabouts is encouraged to call Sgt. Chuck Catlin at 678-486-1237. Case #R1903206

Welcome, New Jailer

Sheriff Tim Pounds and staff would like to welcome our newest Jailer, Rachel Reynolds. Rachel started in Dispatch, but made the decision to switch to jailer. We’re glad to have her!

Thank You From a Citizen

A sweet lady by the name of Anne Strickland came by our office this morning to drop off a edible fruit bouquet as a token of her appreciation for the time and help she received from Lindsey Wood and Dep. Matt Harper in reference to a family and civil matter.


Visiting Midway Community Resource Center

We had a great time making some new friends at the Midway Community Resource Center.  It is truly an honor to partner with such wonderful groups that are interested in making their community better!  It may have been cold out, but it’s never too cold to share some ice cream!

Inmate Trash Detail Pickup Stats: March, 2019

Roads cleaned: 518
County office cleaned: 33
Cemeteries cleaned: 8
Total mattress collected: 16
Total tires collected: 165
County properties mowed: 12
Total bags of trash collected: 1,131
Total weight of trash and debris: 29,320 Lbs.