Missing: Tory Quebedeaux

Tory Alysa Quebedeaux, a 17-year-old runaway juvenile, was last seen the evening hours of January 18, 2021. She left her residence in Lithia Springs, Douglas County, Georgia and has not been heard from since. She may be trying to get to Louisiana to find her biological mother, Nikki. Unknown clothing description but, she should be in possession of a pink bookbag, Apple iPhone X and a laptop computer. Anyone with Information is asked to contact the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office at (770) 942-2121 or Sgt. Jay Hayes at (770) 920-4905 Reference Case Number: R2100632

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.


Located: Cheryl Lynn Remson

UPDATE: (11/18/2020 @ 4:00pm) Cheryl Lynn Remson has been located. Thank you to everyone who has shared her info.

Cheryl Lynn Remson DOB was reported missing on 11/14/2020 @ 1900hrs. She was last seen by her roommate who said Cheryl was going to visit someone in Bowling Green, Kentucky.
Over the weekend a friend received a call from Remson saying she was coming back through Nashville TN, but did not have enough money to make it back home. If you have any information about the whereabouts of Cheryl Lynn Remson Please contact Inv. Garner with any information at 678-486-1280 or email at egarner@sheriff.douglas.ga.us.

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.


Missing: Angel Morrison

Angel Morrison (16 years old) was last seen leaving Alexander High School on 10.19.20 wearing blue joggers and a grey breast cancer awareness hoodie. There are two persons of interest sought in this case. If anyone recognizes either of these two individuals or the vehicle, please contact Inv. Benefield at 678-456-1307 or DCSO Dispatch at 770-949-5656.


Six Arrested in Hotel Drug Bust

During the midst of the current COVID-19 pandemic, and all the issues surrounding the virus, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office has been diligently working to clean the Efficiency Lodge on Fairburn Road of drug dealers. This summer, the Special Investigations Division received information that multiple individuals were involved in a drug trafficking organization operating in the Efficiency Lodge located at 2420 Fairburn Rd, Douglasville Georgia.

During the past several months investigators have made undercover purchases of illicit narcotics from individuals working in concert to facilitate their drug trade. During these operations, some individuals involved were often armed, and utilized communication devices to thwart any type of law enforcement intervention.

On the morning of October 15, 2020, multiple units from the Douglas County Sheriff’s office, Douglasville Police Department, and the Georgia Department of Public Safety executed multiple search warrants simultaneously at the Efficiency Lodge. Search warrants were executed at multiple rooms as well as the office. A related search warrant was also executed at 3625 Sweet Briar Circle, Lithia Springs GA. Agents were able to seize marijuana, cocaine, crack cocaine, methamphetamine, US currency, and a total of 5 firearms.

Investigators arrested the following individuals:
Alviro Smith, 24
Deselvia Greely, 30
Paul Robinson, 39
Trina Robinson, 36
Michael Sasser, 32
Victor Medina, 45

Charges levied against those arrested vary by suspect; however, range from RICO (Racketeering Influenced and Corrupt Organization Act), use of telecommunications device to facilitate a felony, possession of a firearm during a violation of the Georgia Controlled Substance Act, reckless conduct, theft by receiving stolen motor vehicle, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, and sales of illicit narcotics.
The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office strives to serve, protect, and make the community safe. Community involvement is the key to a healthy and happy community. Working together will help to make Douglas County a safe and happy place to live and work. If you have any information of criminal or suspicious activity we would like to hear from you and anonymous tips are always welcome. Stay safe as we head into the holiday season.

Please contact records@sheriff.douglas.ga.us to request copies of mugshots.

Information Wanted in Shooting on Lake Monroe Rd.

On October 11, 2020 at approximately 11;15 pm, The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call of shots fired at a residence located on Lake Monroe Rd, Douglas County Georgia. No injuries were reported at the time of the shooting. Evidence has been collected as this case is actively being investigated. The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office encourages any person with information related to this shooting to contact the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office and ask to speak with Inv. Lee Martin or Inv. Roxann Benefield phone 770-949-5656.

Man Arrested in Shooting Incident

On August 31, 2020, Douglas County Sheriffs Office patrol units were dispatched to a call of a person who was shot at I-20 and Lee Road in Lithia Springs, GA. Deputies responded and met with the victim who suffered gunshot wounds in the incident. The victim stated he was traveling west bound on I-20 between Thornton Road and Lee Road when a silver pickup truck approached his vehicle from behind flashing the bright lights at the victim. The victim exited to Lee Road whereas the suspect vehicle followed, and pulled up beside the victim. Without warning, an occupant of the silver truck shouted obscenities at the victim and then fired rounds into the victim’s vehicle striking him twice. The suspect truck then fled onto I-20 east.

The victim was able to provide a detailed description of the suspect vehicle and occupant information to deputies and investigators on the scene. A thorough investigation ultimately led to suspect Turan Rogers Melton, 25 years-of-age from Mableton, GA.

On October 2, 2020, Investigators executed a search warrant on the residence of Turan Melton where he was arrested and his 2010 Chevrolet Silverado truck was seized as evidence. Turan Melton is currently charged with aggravated assault, aggravated battery, and criminal attempt to commit murder. His initial court appearance was held on Oct. 5, 2020, and Melton is currently being held at the Douglas County Jail without bond. Melton is also a suspect in several other shootings around the Metro-Atlanta area.

Man Arrested After Striking Deputy With Stolen Patrol Car

On September 28, 2020, Douglas County 911 received a call about an intruder on Lake Filed Drive breaking into a home and attacking the homeowner.  Kilpatrick Key was identified as that intruder who was known to the residents at that location.  He had been served a Temporary Protective Order from the Douglas County Superior Court to restrain himself from being at that location or contact with any family member that lived there.

Key forcibly entered the residence and began stabbing the victim in front of minor children who were in the home.  Douglas County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the residence.

The initial arriving Deputy entered the residence upon hearing the victim’s cry for help.  Key fled the house and got into the Deputy’s marked patrol car as the Deputy gave chase out of the house, Key drove straight into the Deputy who was in the yard of the residence near the entry to the house.  The Deputy was struck by the car and Key fled leading other arriving Deputies on a high-speed chase through the neighborhood and on Reynolds Road where Key crashed the patrol car and fled on foot.  Key was subsequently captured near the crash scene.

Key is charged with 3 counts of Aggravated assault, 2 counts of Aggravated battery, Home Invasion 1st degree, Aggravated Stalking, Felony Obstruction, Interference with Government Property, Theft by Taking, Fleeing or Attempting to Elude, and three counts of Cruelty to Children in the 3rd degree.  Key had a bond hearing on September 29, 2020 in front of Magistrate Judge Susan Camp who denied his bond.  Key is a US Army Reservist with the 3rd Medical Command out of Forrest Park, GA.

Captured: George Antonio Baltazar

UPDATE 09/16/2020 @ 1:15pm: George Baltazar is currently in custody. Thank you to everyone who shared his information.

George Antonio Baltazar, 17 years of age, last seen on July 23rd, 2020 in Douglasville, Georgia.  Unknown clothing description.  George Baltazar is described as 5’6″, 160lbs, black hair and brown eyes. George is wanted for a series of entering autos and loitering and prowling in Douglas County.

Please contact Inv. James Little with any information at 770-920-3923 or jlittle@sheriff.douglas.ga.us

Missing: Antonio Bernard Howard

Antonio Bernard Howard, (17 years old) last seen on August 25, 2020 at his residence in Douglas County, GA. Please contact Inv. Roxann Benefield with any information at 678-486-1307 or 770-949-5656 (Dispatch)

Suspect(s) Wanted in Theft of Commercial Trailer

On August 24th at approximately 5:30am, a two tone pickup truck with special rims was observed on video taking a work trailer. The trailer that was taken has multiple “Small Jobs Inc.” advertisements on the sides and back. The photos are the actual suspect vehicle and the trailer that were taken. If anyone has any information about this suspect or vehicles, please contact Investigator Puckett at (770) 920-4918 or tpuckett@sheriff.douglas.ga.us.

Home Health Care Worker Posing as a Registered Nurse Arrested

On August 10, 2020, Sheriff’s investigators arrested Heather Denise Banks for identity theft of a Registered Nurse. Banks was providing skilled medical care to individuals using some else’s identity. Banks was employed with Omni Healthcare Services in Lithia Springs, Georgia.

Information was obtained in July that Banks was working for Omni Healthcare Services as a Registered Nurse providing home health care. She was responsible for providing medical assistance to children that had serious medical conditions requiring treatment outside of the hospital setting. Over the course of the investigation, it was confirmed that Banks had used the license of a certified Registered Nurse which she had obtained by illegals means. It was also confirmed through the Georgia Secretary of State’s Professional Licensing Board that Banks did not hold a license to work as a Registered Nurse in the State of Georgia.

When Banks was arrested, she confirmed that she was posing as a Registered Nurse for more money and had only completed a Certified Nursing Assistant program. This is a major concern to public safety since Banks does not have the proper training and has admitted to working with at least two children in a home setting. Banks also admitted to being employed as a Registered Nurse at another agency prior to the one she was dismissed from but did not disclose that location.

Banks is currently charged with the following:

  • Damaged to property 1st degree
  • Cruelty to Children
  • Identity Theft
  • Reckless Conduct
  • Forgery in the 1st Degree
  • Willful Destruction of Medical Records

This case is still active. Investigators are asking that anyone with information about Banks or other companies she may have worked with to contact the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division at 678-486-1242.