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Posted on: April 10, 2017


DECATUR, Ga.- DeKalb County District Attorney Sherry Boston announces the conviction by jury trial of two gang members charged in connection with a deadly crime spree spanning two days. Jurors returned guilty verdicts Thursday afternoon against 22-year-ol...

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Posted on: March 31, 2017


Decatur, Ga.-  An internationally renowned jewel thief has admitted to stealing a high-priced necklace from a Dunwoody department store. During court proceedings Wednesday afternoon, 86-year-old Doris Payne pleaded guilty to a felony count of Theft b...

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Posted on: March 29, 2017



Decatur, Ga.-  A DeKalb County Grand Jury has indicted a former Roswell City Councilman in connection with sex crimes involving a teenage girl. Jurors returned a 16-count indictment Tuesday morning against 54-year-old Kent Igleheart on charges of...

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Posted on: March 27, 2017


Decatur, Ga.- A DeKalb County jury has convicted a man who shot his girlfriend and left her to die in the middle of the street, moments before she was run over by another vehicle. Jurors returned guilty verdicts on Friday against 27-year-old Dominque Rich...

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Posted on: March 9, 2017

DA Appoints New Team to Case Against Former Police Officer Charged with Murder


Ruling Pending from Georgia Supreme Court

Decatur, Ga. -  DeKalb County District Sherry Boston has assembled a new team of attorneys to prosecute the case against former DeKalb County Police Officer Robert Olsen.

A grand jury indicted Olsen on January ...

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Posted on: January 27, 2017

Caregiver pleads guilty to defrauding DeKalb Senior

A former health care provider indicted for stealing from a DeKalb County client has entered a guilty plea. During court proceedings on Thursday, 30-year-old Kimalika Smith pleaded guilty to two counts of Exploitation of an Elder Person in connection with ...

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Posted on: January 27, 2017

Life without parole serial rapist convicted of molesting five-year old in new case.


A convicted rapist will spend life behind bars following a new conviction for child molestation. DeKalb County jurors returned guilty verdicts Wednesday against 61-year-old Joseph Timothy Jones on three counts of Child Molestation for abusing a five-year-...

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Posted on: January 20, 2017

Daycare provider convicted, sentenced to prison for critically injuring 16-month old

Decatur, Ga.  A former DeKalb County daycare provider accused of critically injuring a child in her care has been sentenced to 15 years behind bars following her conviction by jury trial.  Jurors returned guilty verdicts against 59-year-...

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Posted on: October 31, 2016

Convicted killer of LGBT activist gets four life sentences

Donte Wyatt

DECATUR, GA – A man who killed a gay rights activist will spend the rest of his life in prison.
A DeKalb County judge today gave Donte Lamar Wyatt four life sentences plus 51 years for the April 2015 crime spree that left a 37-year-old Atlanta woman dead...Read on...

Posted on: September 19, 2016

Guilty verdict for man who killed fiancé, claimed suicide

Antione Hood

DECATUR, GA – A DeKalb County jury today found a man guilty of shooting and killing his fiancé as she was trying to end their relationship.
Antione Hood, 31, was convicted of malice murder, felony murder, aggravated assault and possession of a firearm du...Read on...

Posted on: September 1, 2016

Former barber indicted for death of ex-girlfriend’s son

Carlester Gilbert

DECATUR, GA – A DeKalb County grand jury recently indicted a Gwinnett County man for the murder of his ex-girlfriend’s son amidst a violent June 2016 crime spree.
Carlester Gilbert is charged with malice murder, felony murder, armed robbery, four counts ...Read on...

Posted on: August 24, 2016

Life sentence for human trafficker

Robert A. Tate

DECATUR, GA – A Lithonia man will spend the rest of his life in jail for selling two under-aged girls for sex.
Robert Tate, 30, was found guilty of rape, two counts of trafficking of persons for sexual servitude, two counts of pimping a person under the ...Read on...

Posted on: August 12, 2016

Caregiver indicted for defrauding 83-year-old client

Kimalika Aaesha Smith.jpg

DECATUR, GA – A Union City woman was indicted for allegedly cheating a DeKalb County senior she was hired to care for out of nearly $40,000.
Kimalika Aaesha Smith is charged with three counts of exploitation of an elder person and six counts of identity...Read on...

Posted on: July 19, 2016

BOC’s former chief of staff, business associate indicted

DECATUR, GA – A former DeKalb County Board of Commissioners chief of staff and a man who did business with the county were indicted today for theft and conspiracy.
Morris Williams and Douglas Wayne Cotter were charged on two counts of theft by taking and...Read on...

Posted on: July 15, 2016

DeKalb man convicted in 2-year-old’s death

DECATUR, GA – A DeKalb County jury today found a man guilty of fatally beating his fiancé’s 2-year-old son in 2012.
Devin Sawyer was convicted of felony murder, first-degree child cruelty, aggravated assault and three counts of aggravated battery for the...Read on...

Posted on: July 12, 2016

Speeding drivers indicted in 2015 death of 3 children

Malanie Denise Putman

DECATUR, GA – A DeKalb County grand jury indicted a man and woman linked to the deaths of three young children during illegal drag racing on Moreland Avenue in April 2015.
Malanie Denise Putman and James Gerald Benford were each charged with three count...Read on...

Posted on: June 13, 2016

Serial killer pleads guilty to pair of DeKalb murders

Aeman Presley

DECATUR, GA – Accused serial killer Aeman L. Presley was sentenced Monday to two life sentences without the possibility for parole for killing a Cobb hair dresser and a homeless DeKalb man.
Presley, 35, pleaded guilty to all charges connected to the Sept...Read on...

Posted on: May 17, 2016

Gang’s state chief indicted for ordering murder from prison

DECATUR, GA – The head of the Sex Money Murder Bloods in Georgia was charged today with ordering an inner-gang retaliation hit from prison that killed a 9-month-old boy.
Kenneth Eric Jackson, AKA “KG the God,” was indicted on murder and gang charges for...Read on...

Posted on: May 13, 2016

Man convicted of fatally striking DJ changing tire

DECATUR, GA – A DeKalb County jury on Friday found Andrew James Spencer guilty of killing a man changing a woman’s flat tire along I-20.
Spencer was convicted of two counts of first-degree homicide by vehicle, two counts of hit and run, and one count of ...Read on...

Posted on: May 13, 2016

DeKalb Taxi Carjacker Convicted

DeKalb Taxi Carjacker Convicted

DECATUR, GA – A DeKalb County jury convicted a man who led a 2011 crime spree robbing taxi drivers at gunpoint.
Tyre Gay was found guilty of three counts of armed robbery, three counts of possession of a firearm by a ...Read on...

Posted on: May 9, 2016

Veteran prosecutor named to DA’s gang unit

May 9, 2016

Veteran prosecutor named to DA’s gang unit

DECATUR, GA – Career criminal prosecutor Lance Cross is joining the DeKalb County District Attorney’s Office to work with the organized crime unit.In nine years as an a...Read on...

Posted on: March 25, 2016

Bloods gang members indicted after deadly crime spree

DECATUR, GA – A DeKalb County Grand Jury indicted seven men in connection with a four-month gang robbing spree that ended in the Dec. 26, 2015 shooting death of Marcus Wilder.
The 50-count indictment names Jeffery Price, Octavious Johnson, Donovan Harris...Read on...