Welcome, New Deputies

Sheriff Tim Pounds and staff would like to congratulate the following Deputies on their graduation from mandate: Johnny Carter, Kelly Myers, and David Wallace. All have been with the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office for the past year serving either with the Jail Division or Court Services. They will all go through our in-house FTO program before being assigned a permanent shift. If you would like to apply to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, please check out our employment page.

Metro Atlanta Reentry Coalition Meeting

It was our pleasure to host the quarterly Metro Atlanta Reentry Coalition meeting here at the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office on June 18th 2019. This coalition aims to provide the guidance and support required for someone reentering society so they can become a positive member of society and avoids recidivism. The Metro counties meet quarterly and network with each other regarding services and resources that could help our reentry participants.

Sheriff Tim Pounds opened up the meeting with a welcome and introduction of everyone attending the meeting. Winston Smith Jr., a certified life coach, volunteers every week to coach our male reentry participants spoke about his involvement in the reentry program.

Operation: You’ve Been Warned

Operation: You’ve Been Warned is now in full effect. The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office wants to crack down on gangs. Call 678-486-1253 to report gang activity anonymously.

Boundary Waters Cleanup

One of our work crews helped to clear fallen trees from the walking trail at Boundary Waters Park.

Located: Juvenile Madison Fortner

UPDATE (09/11/2019 @ 7:27am): Juvenile Madison Fortner has been located.

Madison Fortner, 15 years of age, was last seen on June 11th, 2019 in Douglasville, Georgia, unknown clothing description. Madison Fortner is described as 5’4, 275lbs, dark brown, and pink 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

Missing: Juveniles Kamya Jones and Kyla Jones

UPDATE: 07/23/2019 @ 8:15am: Kamya Jones has been located.

UPDATE: 07/01/2019 @ 3:35pm: Kyla Jones has been located.

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office is currently looking for two missing/presumed runaway juveniles: Kamya Jones and Kyla Jones.

Kyla Jones, 15 years of age, was last seen on May 20th, 2019 in Macon, Georgia, unknown clothing description. Kyla Jones is described as 5’3, 110lbs, brown hair, and brown eyes.

Kamya Jones, 14 years of age, was last seen on May 31st, 2019 in Douglasville, Georgia, unknown clothing description. Kamya Jones is described as 5’5, 140lbs, 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

These juveniles are believed to have left of their own volition, and our investigators have tried to exhaust any possible leads (friends, family, known hang-outs) before releasing this information.

Teen Arrested for Murder

At approximately 12:45am on Monday June 10th, 2019 the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office received a call from a concerned citizen who stated they heard a loud noise and saw a group of teens running from one of the residences in Lakeside Mobile Home Park located off Bankhead Highway in Lithia Springs, Georgia. Deputies responded to the location and began investigating the source of the noise and the reason for the teens running. Deputies soon learned that in one of the residences there were two teens that had engaged in an argument over a video game controller. The argument lead to one of the teens, Gabriel Martinez Cruz, firing a handgun and striking the victim, Gonzalo Lamar Gonzalez-Abara, causing his death. This case is actively under investigation and no further information is being released at this time.

Gabriel Cruz of Lithia Springs has been arrested on charges of malice murder and tampering with evidence.

FOUND: Elderly Person Ronald Avery

UPDATE: 06/11/2019 @ 2:27pm Mr. Ronald Avery has been located. Thank you to everyone who has contacted us and/or shared his info.

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office needs your help locating Mr. Ronald Avery. He was last seen around 6:00pm on Monday June 10th, 2019, in the Del Ridge Drive area of 92 South of I-20 wearing a blue button-front shirt, blue pants, and no shoes. His picture is shown here. He is a white male with gray hair, beard and brown eyes, 70 years old with diminished mental capacity. If you have seen Mr. Avery, please call our emergency dispatch at 770-949-5656. Please share with friends in Carroll, Fulton, Paulding, and Cobb County because Mr. Avery is very mobile.



Welcome, New Hires

Sheriff Tim Pounds and staff would like to welcome new jailer Heriberto Rosario-Dejesus and new deputy Andrew C. Hynninen!

Four Arrested for Drive-By Shooting

On June 1st, 2019 at approximately 10:22pm the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office received a call from a resident of 3674 Lower Creek Drive in Douglasville in which the caller stated there had been a drive-by shooting. Deputies immediately responded to the area and located an eye witness who was able to give a very detailed description of the vehicle that was being driven by the shooters. Deputies that were in the area were able to locate that vehicle, a 2011 silver Impala displaying a blue and white drive out dealer tag, at a local gas station. The vehicle was stopped and four occupants were taken into custody. A stolen handgun was recovered from the vehicle with an empty magazine. The handgun was the same caliber as the shell casings recovered from the scene. Also a misdemeanor amount of marijuana was recovered from the vehicle.

Investigators discovered that the residence was struck six times as well as a vehicle that was parked in the driveway, and that seven .40 caliber S&W casings were found in the roadway.

Arrested for aggravated assault, possession of a stolen firearm, and possession of misdemeanor marijuana were:

Tacory Denard Broome age 19 of Riverdale, Georgia
Anthony Yarnez Harris age 17 of Fairburn, Georgia
Alan Lloyd Cofield age 18 of Douglasville, Georgia
Eric Tyone Rogers age 19 of Douglasville, Georgia

2019 Kids’ Law Enforcement Academy

Chief Michael Mansour and Sheriff Tim Pounds have again partnered for the 2019 Kids Law Enforcement Academy (KLEA). Joining us in this partnership is the Douglas County Board of Education.

The dates are Monday July 15th through Friday July 19th. The location is Mirror Lake Elementary School. We will begin each day’s events at 9 o’clock am and conclude at 3 o’clock pm.

The Kids’ Academy is for children who will be in grades 4, 5, 6, and 7 for the 2019 – 2020 school year. Attendees must be a resident of the City of Villa Rica (Carroll or Douglas County side) or Douglas County and not have attended the Academy in the past 3 years.

Applications are available at the Villa Rica Police Department and Douglas County Sheriff’s Office.

ALL applications MUST be turned into either agency no later than Saturday, July 6th.

For the comfort and safety of the children, parents and or guardians will not be allowed to be present during the academy. A special graduation ceremony will be held on Friday July 19th that is open for parents/guardians.

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Inmate Trash Detail Pickup Stats: May, 2019

Roads cleaned: 444
County office cleaned: 74
Cemeteries cleaned: 9
Total mattress collected: 2
Total tires collected: 74
County properties mowed: 65
Total bags of trash collected: 1,427
Total weight of trash and debris: 28,646 Lbs.

Douglasville City wide spring cleanup event the crews’ pickup 21,160 Lbs. of trash and debris.