Runaway: Richards Torres

Richards Torres, 16 years of age, last seen at his residence in Douglas County, Georgia. Please contact Inv. Christina Clark with any information at 678-486-1307 or cclark@sheriff.douglas.ga.us

Lock Your Doors

Lock Your Car Doors

This weekend there was an incident involving a stolen vehicle and the theft of items from an unlocked car. It is a reminder to everyone to lock your car doors at night and make sure to remove valuable items such as electronics, weapons, jewelry, purses, money, etc. #lockyourdoors

Kid’s Law Enforcement Academy 2021 Registration

The SCOPE division wants to let you know about a summer opportunity for kids hosted by the Villa Rica Police Department and DCSO.  It is open to kids that will be entering 5th, 6th or 7th grade in the upcoming school year.  The camp lasts for three days, and is packed full of fun, games, a K9 demo, jail tour and learning.  Due to COVID precautions, the camp is much smaller and shorter this year.  We will only be accepting 25 students.  If you know of someone interested in the camp, please get your registration form filled out and returned to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office ASAP.  You will be contacted with more information as plans are solidified.

Any questions, please contact Deputy Kimball at 678-486-1297.

 

Kid’s Law Enforcement Academy 2021 Registration Form:

2021 KLEA Reg form

Missing: Sarah Lambert

UPDATE (06/03/2021 @ 9:30AM): Sarah Lambert has been located. Thank you to everyone who has shared her information.


On June 1, 2021, Sarah Lambert left her home on East Anderson Drive in Lithia Springs, Georgia. Sarah is believed to need assistance in reuniting with her family.  Sarah was last seen wearing a multicolored blouse and black pants.  She was driving the white Toyota Avalon, pictured when she left. If anyone has information on the person or vehicle in the photographs, please contact Sergeant A. Long at (770-920-4962) or email along@sheriff.douglas.ga.us.

Congratulations, Pam Gaines

Sheriff Tim Pounds and staff would like to congratulate Pam Gaines on her retirement. She has been with the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office for over 20 years. Her expertise as our Latent Print Examiner has been crucial in solving numerous cases. We wish her all the best!

Person Wanted for Bank Fraud and Identity Theft

UPDATE (06/01/2021 @ 3:00PM): This person has been identified. Thank you to everyone who has shared this information.


On April 4, 2021 the person pictured was able to withdraw a cashiers check for over $11,000 from the BB&T (Truist) Bank on Thornton Road in Douglasville GA using a fake ID to impersonate a legitimate account holder. If anyone has information on the person in the photographs, please contact Investigator J. Smith at (770-920-4992) or email jsmith@sheriff.douglas.ga.us.

Missing: Kenton Bledsoe

Kenton Bledsoe, 26 years of age, last seen on March 23rd, 2021 leaving his residence on foot in Douglasville, Georgia. Was wearing black hoodie and black jogging pants. Kenton Bledsoe is described as 6’5, 195 lbs, black hair in braids and brown eyes. Please contact Inv. James Little with any information at 770-920-3923 or jlittle@sheriff.douglas.ga.us.

Man Arrested in Mississippi for Douglas County Homicide

Around 10:40 am on 5/11/21 Douglas County Sheriff’s Office (DCSO) patrol deputies were dispatched to Swooping Ct, Douglasville, Ga in reference to a person shot. On arrival, deputies located a deceased male with what appeared to be gunshot wounds. It was also determined that the victim’s vehicle was missing from the residence. DCSO investigators responded to the scene and quickly developed a suspect by the name V’Daul Devontae Malik Guyton, who is 24 years of age. Guyton was reported to be the boyfriend of the victim. By 5:30 PM that afternoon DCSO investigators with assistance of the Mississippi State Police and the Forrest County Sheriff’s Office, located and arrested Mr. Guyton for felony murder, aggravated assault, armed robbery and theft of a motor vehicle. DCSO investigators are currently in Mississippi, examining evidence and following up on this investigation. Sheriff Tim Pounds would like to recognize his employees for their hard work and quick response in developing a suspect, obtaining the necessary evidence, and apprehending the suspect so quickly. He would also like to thank all the agencies involved who assisted his officers throughout this investigation.

Welcome, New Recruits

Sheriff Tim Pounds and staff would like to welcome our two newest jailers/deputy recruits: E. Santiago and A. Sluder. Both are scheduled to attend the next North Central Georgia Law Enforcement Academy mandate classes starting in July. We wish them both well as they begin their law enforcement careers with us. If you or someone you know would like to start, or continue, their law enforcement career, please check out our employment page.

 

Captured: Letitia Lynn Bishop

UPDATE (04-28-2021 @ 11:57am): At approximately 11:00 hours Inmate Letitia Lynn Bishop was located and captured in Fulton County by Douglas County deputies and members of the U.S. Marshals Service. Sheriff Pounds would like to thank everyone who assisted in the apprehension of this inmate including those officers who worked long hours to have her back in custody in less than 24 hours. He said “You may run from Douglas County, but you can’t hide.”


The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office had a female trusty walk off from her detail at the Sheriff’s Office around 11:35 hours this morning. She was last seen walking towards Fairburn Road wearing black leggings, grey t-shirt with print on the front and black shoes. Her name is Letitia Lynn Bishop and is described as a white female, 46 years old, 5′ 4″, and 125 lbs. She was in jail on nonviolent charges and is not considered to be a danger to the community. If you have any information please contact the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office Dispatch at 770-949-5656.

 

 

Happy Retirement, Inv. Hendrix!

Sheriff Tim Pounds and staff would like to congratulate Inv. Rodney Hendrix on his retirement at the end of this month. During his 28-plus-year career with the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, Inv. Hendrix was a Field Training Officer, investigated major cases and crimes against children, a hostage negotiator, patrol deputy, jailer, and a liaison for all Douglas County Accountability Courts. He is also an eight-year United States Army veteran. We appreciate all his years of service both to us and to the country, and he will be missed.

Multiple People Arrested in Street Racing Bust

Shortly after midnight on Sunday, April 25, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office assisted the Georgia State Patrol, Georgia Bureau of Investigations, Georgia Department of Natural Resources, and specialized units from the Atlanta Police Department in stopping a group of street racers. The operation had originated in East Point, but the group of street racers eventually migrated into Douglas County and were located in a parking lot off Douglas Hill Rd and Thornton Rd. Over 40 people were arrested including several juveniles and a wanted/convicted felon who was also in possession of a firearm. Between 25 to 30 vehicles were impounded and the adults were brought to the Douglas County Jail on their charges.

Welcome, New Jailers!

Sheriff Tim Pounds and staff would like to welcome the newest Douglas County Sheriff’s Office Jailers:

  • Nichole Harris
  • Jaret Houston
  • Cedric Tiggs

If you or someone you know would like to start their career in law enforcement with us, please visit our employment page.