This division is staffed by plain clothed investigators whose primary job is to apprehend known fugitives who attempt to hide in and around Douglas County. Additionally, these investigators work closely with law enforcement agencies throughout the country to locate and apprehend fugitives wanted on Douglas County charges.
In addition to its local efforts, one member of the fugitive division works with a multi-jurisdictional task force to apprehend fugitives Nationwide. This effort is coordinated under the jurisdiction of the United States Marshals Service.
The primary responsibility of the Warrant Division is the processing and execution of criminal arrest warrants and assisting other law enforcement agencies in and around Douglas County. When a criminal warrant is received in the Warrant Division an immediate process begins towards the execution of the warrant. This process includes recording the warrant in the Sheriff’s Office computer database, identifying the suspect, checking the criminal history of the suspect and placing the wanted person on the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) database. Once this process has been completed, the warrant is assigned to uniform deputies or to the Fugitive Section where attempts are made to locate and apprehend the wanted person.
A typical day for a warrant deputy includes pursuing leads, gathering information, searching houses or businesses, and ultimately affecting the arrest of wanted individuals. Often volatile and unpredictable situations develop resulting in the individual trying to resist or escape. It is not uncommon for warrant deputies to have to travel throughout the state to pick up individuals who are wanted by Douglas County.
Fugitive and Warrant Division Contact Information
Douglas County Sheriff’s Office
Fugitive and Warrants Division
8470 Earl D. Lee Blvd
Douglasville, GA 30134
|Capt. Matt Gray||Division Commander||770-920-4991|
|Lt. Randy Daniell||Unit Commander||770-920-4976|
|Sgt. Michael Wheeler||Unit Supervisor||770-577-5102|
|Inv. Hosea Gainer||Fugitive Investigator||678-486-1215|
|Inv. Rodney Howard||Fugitive Investigator||770-920-4982|
|Inv. Jeff Lentz||US Marshals Liaison||678-486-1217|
|Inv. Brad Northcutt||Fugitive Investigator||770-920-4404|
|Dep. Jerrell Young||Warrant Deputy||678-486-1216|
|Beverly Dibble||Warrants Clerk||678-486-1283|
|Paula Sellers||Warrants Clerk||770-920-7141|