Two People Wanted for Theft

On August 26, 2019 these two individuals came into the Family Dollar in Lithia Springs and walked out without paying for the items they were carrying. If you can identify these people, please notify Sgt. Chuck Catlin at 678-486-1237.

New Hires: 08-26-2019

Sheriff Tim Pounds and staff would like to welcome the following new hires to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office:

  • Tina Southerland, Jailer
  • Paulette Cole, Deputy Sheriff Recruit
  • Nefertiti Bradley, Deputy Sheriff
  • Roberson Guerrier, Deputy Sheriff

Congratulations, Martha!

We would like to thank Martha Lyon for her many years of service and dedication to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, and we wish her well as she retires at the end of this week. Book-in will not be the same without her.

Patrol Deputy Arrested

On August 4th, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office received a report of an assault at an address in Douglasville. As the investigation unfolded, investigators with the Criminal Investigations Division learned that three persons under the age of 21 were provided alcohol by one of our deputy sheriffs. Deputy David Tyler Gibson, 23, provided alcohol to the persons under 21 and was arrested on August 15th and charged with 4 counts of furnishing alcohol to persons under the age of 21 and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Gibson received a $1000.00 bond per count and was later released. The following day Deputy Gibson was terminated from employment with the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office.

After Gibson’s termination, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office conducted a search warrant at a location in Douglasville where Gibson happened to be present. As a result of the search warrant, Gibson was re-arrested and charged with possession of marijuana, possession of drug related objects, and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime. Gibson appeared in Magistrate Court August 19th and was given a $4,500 bond. He was later released on bond. An initial press release was not issued due to the nature of the ongoing illicit drug investigation; however, in the interest of media inquiries, and agency transparency, an official press release has been provided.

Welcome, New Jailers

Sheriff Tim Pounds and staff would like to welcome new jailers: Anna Dawson and Meghan Hampton. Jailer Dawson has experience working with inmates in DeKalb County, and Jailer Hampton comes to us from the Department of Juvenile Justice. More information about our hiring process is available here.

 

Person Wanted for Delivery Theft

On August 13, 2019 this suspect took a delivery from the porch of a residence in the Maroney Mill area. If you can identify this person, please contact Sgt. Chuck Catlin with the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office at (678) 486-1237. Case number R1909497.

Congratulations, Sgt. Morris!

Sheriff Tim Pounds and staff at the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office would like to congratulate Sgt. Donna Morris on her retirement. She has been with us for 37 years serving in various departments and was both a DARE and BLAST officer. We wish her well as she takes some well-deserved time off!

Missing: Juvenile Audrey Zalky

UPDATE (08/19/2019 @ 9:52 am) Juvenile Audrey Zalky has been located. Thank you to everyone who has shared her info.

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Audrey Zalky, 16 years of age, was last seen on July 31st, 2019 in Douglasville, Georgia, unknown clothing description. She is described as 5’2, 125lbs, black or blonde hair, and blue eyes.

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

Congratulations, HEAT

Congratulations to our HEAT Unit who received the Highway Safety Champion award “for outstanding dedication reducing crashes, injuries, and fatalities on Georgia’s roadways.”

Located: Juvenile Jerrica Glover

#LOCATED: UPDATE (12/17/2019 @ 12:38pm) Juvenile Jerrica Glover has been located.


Jerrica Glover,  16 years of age, was last seen on July 19th, 2019 in College Park, Georgia, unknown clothing description. Jerrica Glover is described as 5’6, 135lbs, 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.

 

Located: Juvenile Kyndra Hawk

UPDATE (09/17/2019 @ 7:53am): Kyndra Hawk has been located. Thank you to everyone who has shared her information.


Kyndra Hawk, 16 years of age, was last seen on July 22nd, 2019 in Douglasville, Georgia, unknown clothing description. Kyndra Hawk is described as 5’6, 135lbs, 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

Traffic Stop Leads to Largest Heroin Seizure in County History

On June 25, 2019, deputies with the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office FIND Unit stopped a Chevrolet Sonic on I-20 east bound, near South Baggett Road. During the course of the traffic stop, conflicting information from the vehicle’s occupants led to deputies requesting consent to search the vehicle. The search uncovered 4 metal cubes, made out of quarter inch steel. Each cube contained five rectangular tubes which were welded together with plates covering their contents. Each rectangular tube contained approximately 20 Kilograms of heroin. The driver of the vehicle, Catarino Lopez, from Mercedes Texas, was taken into custody for trafficking heroin.

Investigators with the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office Special Investigations Division were contacted to assist in this case. Investigators learned that the heroin was being sent to a hotel in the Lithia Springs area to be picked up by individuals operating with Mr. Lopez. An operational plan was developed to deliver the narcotics to the other co-conspirators involved in this investigation.

Multiple assets from the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, including the Special Investigations Division, FIND Unit, Uniform Patrol Division, and Command Staff were deployed to assist in this operation. On the morning of June 26, 2019, two individuals, who were later identified as Ulises Quiroa-Uriarte and Uriarte Leonel Valdez, arrived and took possession of the heroin shipment. Deputies involved in the operation were able to safely take these individuals into custody. All of the suspects in this case are currently being held without bond in the Douglas County Jail.

This is the largest recorded heroin seizure in Douglas County’s history. This is investigation is still active.

Inmate Trash Detail Pickup Stats: July, 2019

Roads cleaned: 451
County office cleaned: 35
Cemeteries cleaned: 3
Total mattress collected: 12
Total tires collected: 52
County properties mowed: 74
Total bags of trash collected: 1,572
Total weight of trash and debris: 24,760 Lbs.