We’re Hiring

$7500 hiring incentive bonus for a LIMITED TIME ONLY!

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office is offering a $7,500 hiring incentive bonus for experienced patrol officers who apply between now and the end of the year. Terms and conditions apply and applicants will be required to sign a written agreement as a condition of participation. Click HERE to view details.

New Hires: 09-24-2018

Sheriff Tim Pounds and staff at the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office would like to welcome two new hires: Jailer A. Joseph and Deputy R. McCusker. Jailer Joseph is a recent graduate of Alexander High School and is hoping to follow in his family’s footsteps. Deputy McCusker comes to us from serving the Coweta County Sheriff’s Office for eight years. We wish them both long, safe, and healthy careers.

Located: Audrey Zalky

UPDATE (09/24/2018 @ 12:13pm): Audrey Zalky has been located.

Audrey Zalky, 15 years of age, was last seen on September  17th, 2018 in Douglas County, Georgia, unknown clothing description. Audrey Zalky is described as 5’6, 120lbs, brown and red hair, and green eyes.

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

New Deputies

Congratulations to our two newest sworn deputies: S. Cheatwood and T. Hewitt. Both recently graduated from mandate at North Central Georgia Law Enforcement Academy, and will be spending the next few weeks going through our FTO program.

Scam Alert

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office has recently been made aware that several residents have been receiving phone calls from someone claiming to be someone from our command staff and demanding money because they have missed a court date or for some other legal matter. Please understand that even though the phone number may look like it’s coming from our office and the person may use the name of someone currently employed with us, the person demanding money is not from the Sheriff’s Office. We will never resolve these issues over the phone as we prefer to handle them in person. Our investigators are currently working to track down the individual(s) responsible. We encourage everyone to simply hang up the phone if someone claiming to be from law enforcement demands some form of payment in lieu of your being arrested.

Two Men Wanted for Theft

On September 17, 2018, two individuals walked into the AT&T store on Thornton Rd at Maxham Rd and proceeded to take a point-of-sale computer from behind the counter. Both are black males believed to be in their late twenties to mid-thirties, and between 5’10” to 6’2”. They were last seen walking on foot towards the Birch Landing apartments. If you have any information regarding the identities and/or location of these suspects, please contact Inv. Taylor Smith at 678-486-1294 or tfsmith@sheriff.douglas.ga.us.

Paving on Windy Oak Drive

One of our inmate work crews recently assisted the DOT in repaving Windy Oak Drive near Mt. Vernon.

Reentry Program: Douglas County Community Services Board

The Douglas County Community Services Board recently met with some of the inmates at the Douglas County Adult Detention Facility. This board provides several different programs to help second chance citizens reenter the community. They help with issues such as mental health, substance abuse, behavioral health, and criminal justice services. Reentry program classes are available to both female and male inmates should they choose to participate.

Represent Yourself 5K

Sheriff Tim Pounds, Capt. Tavarreus Pounds, Lt. Elmer Horn, and Dep. Joe Pounds participated in the Freemont Foundation’s “Represent Yourself 5K Run/Walk” on Saturday, September 15. Sheriff Pounds was honored to be the Grand Marshall for the event. Money raised by the event will go towards scholarships and education programs. We look forward to participating again next year.

Active Shooter Training Video

On Wednesday, July 25, 2018, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office partnered with numerous other local and state emergency personnel to conduct and active shooter training exercise. This large-scale training drill was meant to test all agencies involved in an effort to prepare Douglas County First Responders in the event of a mass casualty active shooter event.

Over 200 civilian volunteers participated as well as over 125 first responders and emergency care providers to simulate as real as an event as possible.

“In the hopes that we never have to implement this kind of response, we choose to be proactive by planning and training for the worst, rather than to be caught unprepared.”
~ Tim Pounds, Douglas Co. Sheriff

Video courtesy of Video-Storyteller.

New Deputy Recruit

Sheriff Tim Pounds and the staff at the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office would like to welcome our newest Deputy Recruit: W. Womack. He comes to us with seven years’ military experience, and we are glad to have him.

Left to Right: Sheriff Pounds, Deputy Recruit Womack, Capt. S. Worthan

Missing: Juvenile Destiny Layne

Destiny La’Shon Layne, 17 years of age, was last seen on September 3rd, 2018 in Douglas County, unknown clothing description. Destiny is described as 5’4, approximately 140 lbs, short black and blonde 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.

 

4 Arrested on Drug Charges

In July of this year, the Special Investigations Division received information that a subject identified as Amanda Pilling was selling methamphetamine in Douglas County. During a three month long investigation agents were able to make multiple purchases of trafficking amounts of methamphetamine from Pilling. On August 2nd members of the Special Investigations Division, Crime Suppression Unit, Criminal Investigation Division and K-9 units conducted a search warrant at Pilling’s residence which is located in Douglas County. During the search, agents located 13 ounces of methamphetamine, one fire arm, approximately $1,000.00 in cash, 2.7 grams of suspected Marijuana and fifty Oxycodone Hydrochloride pills. Edward Lee Allen Jr was at the residence at the time of the search warrant. He had active warrants for sales of methamphetamine through Douglas County Sheriff’s office. In other parts of the residence more methamphetamine and marijuana were located belonging to a Megan Leboeuf and Carl Leboeuf. All four subjects were taken into custody turned over to the Douglas County jail.

Charges
Edward Lee Allen Jr

  • Sales of Methamphetamine
  • Trafficking Methamphetamine
  • Possession of Schedule II Controlled Substance
  • Possession of Marijuana less than one ounce
  • Possession of Drug Related Objects
  • Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon
  • Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of V.G.C.S.A

Amanda Pilling

  • Trafficking Methamphetamine
  • Sales of methamphetamine 3 counts
  • Possession of a Schedule II Controlled Substance
  • Possession of Marijuana less than one ounce
  • Possession of Drug Related Objects, Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon
  • Possession of a Firearm during the Commission of V.G.C.S.A

Megan Leboeuf

  • Possession of Methamphetamine
  • Possession of Marijuana less than one (1) Ounce
  • Possession of Drug Related Objects

Carl Leboeuf

  • Possession of Methamphetamine
  • Possession of Marijuana less than one (1) Ounce
  • Possession of Drug Related Objects.

Entering Autos: Lithia Springs & Austell

During the weekends of August 25th and September 1st the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office responded to reports of several vehicles that had been broken into in the Lithia Springs area. While working in conjunction with the Austell Police Department a positive identification of the suspect and his vehicle were made and a lookout was broadcast. The suspect was located and taken into custody without incident. During a search of the suspect’s vehicle, multiple victims’ belongings were recovered. These recoveries lead to dozens of cases being solved in the Douglas County, Cobb County and Austell area, and many victims having their personal belongings returned.

Found: Diane Rakestraw

UPDATE (09/04/2018 @ 9:00PM) Diane Rakestraw has been located. Thank you to everyone who has shared her information.

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Diane Rakestraw was last seen on Split Rock Lane at 2:15pm this afternoon, but she has not been seen since. She was last seen wearing blue jean type pants, denim shirt, and sandals. Mrs. Rakestraw is 72 years old and 5’7” 110lbs with blonde/graying hair.

If you see her please contact:
Investigator Melinda Wright
Criminal Investigation Division
Douglas County Sheriff’s Office
(770)920-4910
mwright@sheriff.douglas.ga.us