Law Enforcement Warns of Jury Duty Scam

The Warren County Sheriff’s Office is alerting area residents of a scam occurring involving payment to avoid receiving a warrant for failing to appear for jury duty.

The sheriff’s office said jury trials in Warren County are April 9-13 and the scammer most likely read about it in the paper. “The scammer probably saw that in the newspaper and took advantage of it,” Purvis said.

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Warren County Murder Conviction Affirmed

The Georgia Supreme Court upheld the 2015 domestic violence murder conviction of a Warren County man on Monday, March 6, and the Court’s decision that was based on a new evidence code could have great implications for prosecutors in trying future domestic violence murder cases.

The Supreme Court affirmed the Oct. 9, 2015, trial court’s verdict in finding John Alan Jacobs guilty of murdering his wife, Harriette Jacobs, 53, on Oct.… Read More

Moss Sentenced to 20 Years for Voluntary Manslaughter

The Thomson teen who was 15 years old when he stabbed and killed a man in 2015 has been found guilty of voluntary manslaughter.

It took a McDuffie County Superior Court jury 90 minutes to find Travtavious Quimaine Moss, now 18, guilty of voluntary manslaughter for the April 22, 2015, stabbing death of Laterrence Burley, then 22, of Warrenton.… Read More

District Attorney Attends Gang Conference

Left to right: Bill Doupe, Mike Carlson, Vic Reynolds, Jared Land, Bobby Christine, Shea Bunch and Jimmy Talkington

In February of 2018, District Attorney Bill Doupe attended Gang Conference training in Atlanta learning how to investigate and prosecute those who threaten our youth, our schools, our streets and our communities through gang motivated crimes. Shea Bunch and Jimmy Talkington also attended, along with Jared Land of the McDuffie County Sheriff’s Office.  We are proud to stand with our US Attorney Bobby Christine, Cobb DA Vic Reynolds and Cobb ADA Mike Carlson.Read More

Norwood Man Indicted on Murder Charges

The Warren County grand jury indicted 34 people during its January 22-23 session.

Shantony L. Tucker, 30, of Norwood, was indicted on several charges including malice murder, felony murder, aggravated assault (family violence), first degree arson and concealing the death of another.
Tucker’s charges stem from the murder of Brea Amanda Mance, 27, of Norwood, in August 2017.
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Two Plead Guilty at McDuffie Arraignments

Two women pleaded guilty to charges as they were being arraigned in McDuffie County Superior Court Jan. 3.
Tiffany C. White, 35, pleaded guilty to two counts of forgery in the second degree for using counterfeit bills at two Thomson-McDuffie businesses on Jan. 13, 2016. She was one of four arrested by the Thomson Police Department with more than $900 in counterfeit bills in the van in which they were riding.… Read More

McDuffie County Grand Jury indicts 25 on various crimes

A Thomson woman who was faulted for the death of another local woman following a 2016 head-on collision was indicted by a McDuffie County grand jury Dec. 12.

Lillie M. Curry, 65, of Thomson, was among the 25 indicted by the jury during its recent session. She was indicted for homicide by vehicle in the second degree and failure to maintain lane following the May 14, 2016, crash in the 1800 block of Washington Road in Thomson that killed Towanna Hicks, 41, of Thomson.… Read More

Arriola pleads guilty to felony sexual battery

A man who received a mistrial from a hung jury in November pleaded guilty today to felony sexual battery against a child under 16 years of age.

Jeremiah J. Arriola, 32, pleaded guilty Dec. 28 to the lesser included offense of child molestation. Superior Court Judge Harold Hinesley sentenced him to five years, with three in confinement and two probation plus adherence to sex offender conditions.… Read More

Prosecutors Attend Child Abuse Training

Assistant District Attorneys Seterria Brodnex, left, and Kevin Majeska, right, with Glascock County Sheriff Jeremy Kelley at the 2017 Crimes Against Children Conference

On December 4-6, 2017, Assistant District Attorneys Kevin Majeska and Seterria Brodnex attended training on the investigation and prosecution of crimes against children.    Law enforcement officers, including Glascock County Sheriff Jeremy Kelley, also attended the course.

The training was hosted by the Prosecuting Attorney’s Council of Georgia.  Topics covered included forensic interviews, the use of medical evidence in child abuse cases, and strategies for combatting human trafficking.… Read More