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.

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.

Person Wanted in Trailer Theft

On February 7 2021 at approximately 2:37 pm the subject pictured stole a 2019 Diamond enclosed cargo trailer from 4500 Industrial Access Road in Douglasville GA. The vehicle used was a black or blue newer model Jeep Cherokee or Grand Cherokee Limited with what looks to be a dealer tag. The suspect appears to be male and was wearing a red hoodie, jeans and Nike shoes. If anyone has information on the person or vehicles in the photographs, please contact Investigator T. Puckett at (770-920-4918) or email tpuckett@sheriff.douglas.ga.us.

In Custody for Homicide

UPDATE (03/22/2021 @ 8:30pm): Nathanael Searcy is now in custody. Thank you to everyone who shared his information.


On March 16, 2021, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office responded to Silver Way in the Silver Creek Ranch Subdivision in Lithia Springs, Georgia, to a reported vehicle collision and shots fired call.

Deputies arriving discovered 21-year-old Melvin Porter deceased in the driver’s seat of a minivan which had left the roadway and came to rest behind a residence.

Investigators followed leads, canvased the neighborhood and conducted interviews into the early morning hours.  According to eye witnesses and with the assistance of home surveillance videos, 17-year-old, Nathanael Michael Searcy, was identified as the individual who shot and killed Melvin Porter.

Multiple Search Warrants have been executed and the case is still ongoing.  Two other arrests have been made in this case with associates of Nathanael Searcy who were at the scene of the crime.  In addition to Searcy, additional arrests are expected.

Please contact Sgt. J. Hayes or Douglas County Sheriff’s Office with any information at:

Missing: Juvenile Jabbaris Brown

Jabbaris Brown, 15 years of age, last seen on February 23, 2021 at his residence in Douglas County, GA. He was last seen wearing a red sweatshirt, black jeans with holes in the pants, and black Airforce Ones.  Jabbaris Brown is described as 5’10”, 145 lbs. black hair, brown eyes.  Any information please contact Inv. Christina Clark 678-486-1307 or cclark@sheriff.douglas.ga.us.

Congrats, Sgt. Long!

Sheriff Tim Pounds and staff would like to congratulate Ashley Long on her recent promotion to Investigative Sergeant. She will be leading the Persons Unit in our Criminal Investigations Division.

Two People Wanted for Rent Theft

On February 2, 2021 at approximately 1:30am, a male and female were captured stealing rent payments out of the mail slot at the Douglasville Regency Mobile Home Park on McKown Rd, Douglasville GA. The male was seen wearing a sweatshirt, sweatpants and tennis shoes. The female was wearing a checkered pattern jacket, blue jeans and boots. They were seen leaving in a newer model Chevrolet Tahoe with no tag.

If anyone has information on the people or vehicle in the photographs, please contact Investigator C. Clark at 678-486-1307 or email cclark@sheriff.douglas.ga.us.

Two People Wanted for Property Damage and Mail Theft

On January 6, 2021 two subjects entered the mailboxes at the Manchester Place Apartments located at 1600 Blairs Bridge Rd, Lithia Springs GA. They used an unknown tool to pry open the mailboxes. They were captured on video removing multiple pieces of mail and packages before leaving in an grey car with tinted windows that was parked near the mail area.

If anyone has information on the people or the vehicle in the photographs above please contact Investigator T. Smith (678-486-1294) or email tfsmith@sheriff.douglas.ga.us.

Congratulations and Welcome Back!

Sheriff Tim Pounds and staff would like to congratulate the following personnel on their recent promotions:

  • Lt. Aycock* (promotion from CID Sgt.)
  • Lt. Catlin (promotion from CID Sgt.)
  • Lt. LaPoint (promotion from Jail Division Sgt.)
  • Sgt. Ayers (promotion from SRO/Deputy)
  • Sgt. Duncan (promotion from Deputy/Fleet)
  • Sgt. Gomez* (promotion from SID Investigator)
  • Sgt. Miller (promotion from CID Investigator)
  • Sgt. Wright (promotion from CID Investigator)

* not pictured

We would also like to welcome back Inv. Christy Clark. She will be returning to CID in the near future.

Suspects Wanted for Multiple Commercial Burglaries

Shaun Pruitt and Anthony Yourn have been identified as two of the suspects in several commercial burglaries that occurred in Douglas County. There is a third individual that hasn’t been identified.

If anyone has information on the person or the vehicles in the photographs that are shown please contact Inv. T. Puckett (770) 920-4918 or Inv. Citizen (678) 486-1274.

 

 

Congratulations, Inv. Miller!

Sheriff Tim Pounds and staff would like to congratulate Inv. Josh Miller on his recent Secret Service National Computer Forensic Institute (NCFI) Top 50 Partners Award. He was 27th in the nation for electronic forensic examinations in 2019. During that year, he examined over 23 terabytes of data that resulted in a number of additional leads and information in a wide variety of criminal cases. We are very proud of his accomplishment, and recognize that he is a tremendous asset not only to this department but to the community as well.

 

Missing: Juvenile Lakota Owens-Howard

Lakota Owens-Howard (17 years old),  was last seen on 11/09/20 in front of the Shell Gas Station on Hwy. 92 and Cherokee Blvd.  wearing a gray T-shirt and khaki  shorts. Lakota is approximately 5’1″ and 150 lbs.

Please contact Inv. Diana Hutcheson with any information at 678-486-1204 or 770-949-5656 (Douglas County Sheriff’s Office Dispatch).

Case # R2011819

Congratulations, Sgt. Hayes!

Sheriff Tim Pounds and staff would like to congratulate Investigator Jay Hayes on his recent promotion to Investigative Sergeant. He has over 16 years of experience with the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, and will continue to work with our Crimes Against Persons Unit in the Criminal Investigations Division.