Congratulations, New Deputies and New Hire

Sheriff Tim Pounds and staff would like to welcome our recent hires and newly-mandated Deputies. Dep. Lee Martin is a familiar face around the sheriff’s office having previously worked with the Douglasville Police Department before moving on to the MARTA PD. We’re glad to have him! Dep. Russell Bonds previously worked in our jail before being sent to mandate. Dep. Katelyn Lovvorn comes to us from Juno, AK. Jailer Terrance Martin is brand new to law enforcement. We are always looking for motivated and dedicated individuals to work as Deputies. Please check out our employment page for instructions on applying.

Theft of Food Trailer

On 03/04/19 the trailer pictured above was stolen from the CubeSmart Rental facility located at 1575 N. Blairs Bridge in Lithia Springs. The trailer was reported seen traveling I-20 eastbound on 03/11/19 being pulled by a black and silver colored Chevrolet Silverado. The trailer has distinct lettering on all sides. Any information as to the recovery of the trailer or identity of the suspects involved, please notify Inv. E. Waters at the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office at the contacts provided. If the vehicle is spotted please contact your local law enforcement.
Case Number: R1902696
Phone: 678-486-1204
Email: ewaters@sheriff.douglas.ga.us

 

Career Day at Burnette Elementary

On March 14, 2019, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office had the great pleasure of meeting some of our future community leaders at the Burnett Elementary School Career Day. Students were able to get a close up view of some of our special equipment, our patrol cars and our portable detention trailer. And, of course, they had to wrap up the day with some ice cream from out Polar Patrol! Thank you for having us, Burnett. We had a great time!

Courthouse Remodel

The Douglas County Courthouse is currently undergoing a security overhaul. In order to make room for the new equipment and screening process, one of our work crews has been involved in demoing the office areas that previously housed departments that have since moved to the annex on Fairburn Rd. More information about the remodel can be found on celebratedouglascounty.com.

15th Annual Blake Gammill Run

This year’s Gammill Run will be held Saturday, May 18th at Boundary Waters Park. Unlike in years past, this time it will be an evening/night run. The 1-mile run/walk starts at 7:00pm, and the 5k run/walk begins at 7:30pm. Everyone is invited to the event, even if they’re not participating in the run/walk. Registration on the run can be done online at www.active.com, or a copy of the registration form can be downloaded and sent to the Douglas County Rogue Runners. Preregistration is open until May 8th. The fees are $15 for the 1-mile run/walk and $22 for the 5k. Fees increase $5 if registered after May 8th. This is a rain-or-shine event, and the fees are not refundable. All preregistered participants will receive one quality, wicking technical t-shirt (adult sizes only, youth sizes cotton). Late and race day registrants are not guaranteed a t-shirt. Awards will be given to the 5K overall male & female, masters male & female, and top 3 male & female in 15 age groups from 10 & under through 75+. Ribbons will be awarded to all 1-mile finishers. The course is a combination of roads, grass and trails. For the safety of everyone, no pets, headphones or strollers are permitted on the course. For questions, email Sgt. Kirby at skirby@sheriff.douglas.ga.us.

The proceeds will benefit the Douglas County Sheriff’s Emergency Response Team (SERT). This race is in honor of Officer Blake Gammill, Douglas County Sheriff’s Deputy who was killed in the line of duty February 24, 2005.

 

Crime Stats: 2016 – 2018

These are the yearly crime stats for 2016 thru 2018 for unincorporated Douglas County. These numbers do not include the cities of Austell, Douglasville, or Villa Rica. Those crime stats are compiled by those police departments.

Sheriff’s Town Hall Meeting (includes video)

Sheriff Tim Pounds and his command staff held a fellowship dinner and town hall meeting at West Metro Church on Kings Hwy Monday night. Hot dogs and hamburgers were grilled by DCSO personnel and served by CLEA-A and church staff. The meal was followed by the meeting where Sheriff Pounds introduced his command staff from various divisions including Investigations, Patrol, Warrants/Civil/Fugitive/Transports, Court Services, and Jail. Each supervisor then explained what their respective divisions did and how they operated. A full video of the meeting is available online:

 

 

Missing Juvenile: Alea Wayne

Alea Wayne, 17 years of age, was last seen on March 1, 2019 in Douglasville, Georgia, unknown clothing description. She is described as 5’4, 110lbs, dark brown 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.

Inmate Trash Detail Pickup Stats: February, 2019

Roads cleaned: 415
County office cleaned: 31
Cemeteries cleaned: 1
Total mattress collected: 16
Total tires collected: 248
Retention ponds cleared: 4
Total bags of trash collected: 1,454
Total weight of trash and debris: 46,412 Lbs.

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.

Man Wanted for Armed Robbery

On February 17, 2019, the pictured suspect entered the Family Dollar at 2682 Lee Road. He produced a weapon and took cash from three registers. He is described as a skinny, light skinned black male. Approximate height is 5’5″ to 5’6″ and age is 25-30 years old. If you have any information regarding the identity and/or location of this suspect, please contact Inv. Taylor Smith at 678-486-1294 or tfsmith@sheriff.douglas.ga.us.

 

Missing: Juvenile Sidazia Brown

UPDATE (03/18/2019): Sidazia Brown has been located.

Sidazia Brown, 17 years of age, was last seen on February 8, 2019 in Douglasville, Georgia, unknown clothing description, carrying a pink backpack. Sidazia Brown is described as 5’4, 130lbs, red and 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

Concession Stand Cleanup

Our inmate work crews are helping the parks get ready for spring and baseball season. This week, they were painting inside the concession stand at Lithia Springs ball park.