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

New Courthouse Deputy

Sheriff Tim Pounds and staff at the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office would like to welcome our newest Court Services Deputy: T. Williams.

Inmate Trash Detail Pickup Stats: August, 2018

Roads cleaned : 335
Tires collected : 54
Bags collected : 1,400
Mattress collected : 14
Total weight of trash collected : 24,050 Lbs.
County Offices cleaned : 33
County properties mowed :68
Cemeteries cleaned: 10

#9PMRoutine


The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office will be joining the #9PMRoutine social media campaign on September 1st. For the entire month, we will be reminding our social media followers each night to secure their homes and valuables. We encourage everyone to get into the habit of removing things like wallets and weapons from vehicles, making sure the vehicle is locked, closing and locking any gates to your property, that doors to your residence are also locked, and to turn on exterior lights before going to bed for the night. It is our goal to deter easy-target crimes such as entering autos, and we hope that county residents get in the habit of locking up before turning in for the evening.

Douglas County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Multiple Entering Autos

On June 24, 2018, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office was notified of 40 cases of car break-ins in subdivisions off Riverside Pkwy as well as in the Brittni Place subdivision. It is believed that a 12-person crew is responsible for those break-ins. The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division has been working closely with other agencies and jurisdictions including the DeKalb Police Department, the Cobb County Police Department, the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office and the Harrallson County Sheriff’s Office to identify members of this crew. So far, eight suspects have been identified. Six are in custody, and four still need to be identified. It is believed that several juveniles are part of this crew. Please contact Inv. Jones at 678-486-1254 or kjones@sheriff.douglas.ga.us if you have any information about the identity and/or whereabouts of the remaining suspects.

A second two-man crew is believed to be behind another 40-60 entering autos targeting vehicles in the Brittni Place subdivision as well as locations in Carrollton and Villa Rica. Those car break-ins occurred on or around August 10, 2018. The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division worked with the Cobb County Police Department, Brookhaven Police Department, Villa Rica Police Department, and the Carrollton Police Department to identify, locate, and arrest these individuals. One is currently in custody, and both have multiple active warrants.

Welcome, New Jailer

Sheriff Tim Pounds and the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office would like to welcome new jailer, F. Duncan.

New Sod at Jessie Davis Park

The ball field at Jessie Davis Park gets a lot of use, and one of our inmate work crews recently installed some new sod.

Welcome New Hires

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office and Sheriff Tim Pounds would like to welcome two new hires: Jailer T. Williams, and Deputy J. Delph.