Welcome, New Hires

Sheriff Pounds and staff would like to welcome our two new jailers, and two newly-minted deputies. Jailers Hood and Peek recently started their shifts in our detention center. Deputies Crumley and Echols have worked in our jail for the past year, and have made it through mandate training. They will now go through our in-house FTO program before going out on patrol.

Missing: Juvenile Deasia Gibson

Deasia Gibson, 17 years of age, was last seen on April 20th, 2019 in Douglasville, Georgia, unknown clothing description. Deasia Gibson is described as 5’5, 100lbs, black or red 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.

Inmate Trash Detail Pickup Stats: April, 2019

Roads cleaned: 560
County office cleaned: 30
Cemeteries cleaned: 8
Total mattress collected: 18
Total tires collected: 78
County properties mowed: 68
Total bags of trash collected: 1,573
Total weight of trash and debris: 27,980 Lbs.

Woman Wanted in Entering Autos Case

On March 29, 2019, a victim’s vehicle was broken into at Boundary Waters Aquatic Center. The woman pictured later tried to cash checks in Milton that were stolen from the victim’s vehicle.  If anyone has any information about this woman’s whereabouts or identity, please contact Inv. Taylor Smith at 678-486-1294 or tfsmith@sheriff.douglas.ga.us.

West GA Technical College Discusses Continuing Education with Inmates

On April 18th Ms. Lenora McKeown, an admissions counselor from West GA Technical College, visited the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office’s Re-entry Program. Her visit was to encourage participants that are interested in attending West GA Tech to continue their education and advise them of certifications that are offered in a number of skills that are in-demand. She noted that Douglasville’s industrial businesses are growing. These companies are looking for skilled employees and are background-friendly. She also spoke about other programs that are open to our participants and where the programs are located.

West GA Tech has a FREE GED program, student counseling resources and a number of other free programs and classes. Ms. McKeown discussed financial aid stipulations and rules with the group. She also explained what the GA Hope Grant pays for. Ms. McKeown is scheduled to visit twice a month to inform as many re-entry participants as she can about the opportunities at West GA Technical College.

Located: Juvenile Shawna Thornton

UPDATE (05/02/2019 @ 8:13am): Shawna Thornton has been located.

Shawna Thornton, 17 years of age, was last seen on April 23rd, 2019 in Douglasville, Georgia, unknown clothing description. Shawna Thornton is described as 5’6, 120lbs, red or brown hair, and hazel eyes.  Please contact Inv. Darrell Black with any information at 770-920-4914 or 770-949-5656 or dblack@sheriff.douglas.ga.us.

 

Man Wanted for Theft

On 03/20/2019, the pictured individual is suspected of removing a power drill combo kit from the Home Depot on Thornton Rd. He is described as a white male, approximately 6’0″, with a medium build. Anyone with information as to this person’s identity and/or whereabouts is encouraged to call Sgt. Chuck Catlin at 678-486-1237. Case #R1903206

Welcome, New Jailer

Sheriff Tim Pounds and staff would like to welcome our newest Jailer, Rachel Reynolds. Rachel started in Dispatch, but made the decision to switch to jailer. We’re glad to have her!

Thank You From a Citizen

A sweet lady by the name of Anne Strickland came by our office this morning to drop off a edible fruit bouquet as a token of her appreciation for the time and help she received from Lindsey Wood and Dep. Matt Harper in reference to a family and civil matter.

 

Visiting Midway Community Resource Center

We had a great time making some new friends at the Midway Community Resource Center.  It is truly an honor to partner with such wonderful groups that are interested in making their community better!  It may have been cold out, but it’s never too cold to share some ice cream!

Inmate Trash Detail Pickup Stats: March, 2019

Roads cleaned: 518
County office cleaned: 33
Cemeteries cleaned: 8
Total mattress collected: 16
Total tires collected: 165
County properties mowed: 12
Total bags of trash collected: 1,131
Total weight of trash and debris: 29,320 Lbs.

 

Congratulations, Major West

Sheriff Tim Pounds and staff would like to congratulate Capt. Lindy West on her recent promotion to Major. She has almost 33 years of service with the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, and is the first ever female Major. She was also the first female Captain. Sheriff Pounds and former Sheriff Tommy Waldrop were on hand to change her epaulets.

Stuffed Animal Delivery

Sheriff Tim Pounds had the great pleasure of accepting a generous gift of stuffed animals for our littlest community members.  St. John Paul II Council 10821 of the Knights of Columbus, members John Bumbalo and Mike Mulcare, brought these precious toys to the office  for our deputies to provide to children in times of need.  We cannot thank them enough!

 

Exodus Ranch Foster Fun Day

A huge THANK YOU goes out to our friends at the Exodus Ranch here in Douglasville.  They provided a day of fun activities and horseback riding as well as a demonstration by some of their rider’s awesome skills to foster children in the area.  There was food, fun and an opportunity to visit with these precious children.  The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office was proud to be invited to participate in this great event.