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  1. Reginald Demarcus Johnson

    Father found guilty of killing 6-month-old daughter

    DECATUR, GA – A DeKalb County jury today found an Ellenwood man guilty of killing his 6-month-old daughter by violently fracturing her skull multiple times. Reginald Demarcus Johnson, 36, was convicted of felony murder ... Read on...
  2. Robert A. Tate

    Life sentence for human trafficker

    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 ... Read on...
  3. Hemy Neuman

    Hemy Neuman found guilty of murder in 2010 Dunwoody daycare slaying

    DECATUR, GA – A DeKalb County jury today found a former GE executive guilty of killing his alleged lover’s husband in 2010. Hemy Zvi Neuman was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. Neuman was convicted of malice murder ... Read on...
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    Caregiver indicted for defrauding 83-year-old client

    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. Read on...
  5. 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 ... Read on...
  6. 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 ... Read on...
  7. Malanie Denise Putman

    Speeding drivers indicted in 2015 death of 3 children

    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. Read on...
  8. Aeman Presley

    Serial killer pleads guilty to pair of DeKalb murders

    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. Read on...
  9. 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 ... Read on...
  10. 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. Read on...
  11. 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 felon, and one count each of ... Read on...
  12. 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 assistant district attorney with the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office ... Read on...
  13. Former Lakeside High student pleads guilty to fatal prom-night auto collision

    DECATUR, GA – A DeKalb County judge on Tuesday sentenced a man to 15 years in prison for killing a Lakeside High School teacher in a 2015 prom-night automobile crash. Ramiro Gerrardo Pedemonte pleaded guilty to first-degree vehicular homicide ... Read on...
  14. Murder conviction in July 2015 Exxon robbery

    DECATUR, GA – A man accused of killing a DeKalb County store clerk in July 2015 was found guilty of all charges on Friday. A DeKalb County Jury found Rickey Dashun Westbrook guilty of murder, felony murder, aggravated assault ... Read on...
  15. Ex-MARTA Cop Indicted on Arson Charges

    DECATUR, GA – A former MARTA Police officer was charged Tuesday for setting his car on fire and reporting it stolen. A DeKalb County Grand Jury indicted Malasta Hill on charges of arson, false report of a crime and damaging property to defraud another ... Read on...
  16. Man pleads guilty in 2013 “Good Samaritan” toddler shooting

    DECATUR, GA – Chazrel Burton pleaded guilty today to shooting 2-year-old Evan Harrison outside a Kroger in June 2013. Burton, 25, will serve 25 years of a 40-year sentence in prison. The remaining 15 years he will serve on probation. Read on...
  17. Former Chamblee officer sentenced to life in prison

    DECATUR, GA – A DeKalb County judge today sentenced former Chamblee and MARTA policeman Kelless Twohearts Lory to life in prison. Lory, 58, was convicted last week of two counts of aggravated child molestation and two counts of child molestation. Read on...
  18. Former officer convicted of child molestation

    DECATUR, GA – A DeKalb County jury today convicted a retired police officer of two counts of aggravated child molestation and two counts of child molestation. Kelless Twohearts Lory, 58, of Stone Mountain, was immediately taken into custody ... Read on...
  19. Man indicted in wreck that killed teacher

    DECATUR, Ga. - A man charged with killing a Lakeside High School teacher entered a plea of not guilty today. Last week, a DeKalb County Grand Jury indicted Ramiro Pedemonte, 20, on charges of homicide by vehicle, serious injury by vehicle ... Read on...
  20. 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 ... Read on...
  21. Officer charged with murder in death of Air Force veteran

    A DeKalb County Grand Jury returned an indictment today, charging a police officer with murder in the shooting death of Air Force Veteran Anthony Hill. Read on...
  22. DeKalb County Launches New Mental Health Court

    The DeKalb County Felony Mental Health Court (DCFMHC) is set to launch this month thanks to a $119,398 grant from the Criminal Justice Coordinating Committee. The DeKalb County District Attorney’s Office provides the required $11,940 match. Read on...
  23. DeKalb District Attorney Seeks Indictment of Officer Involved in the Death of Anthony Hill

    DeKalb County District Attorney Robert James announced today he will seek a criminal indictment for the murder of Air Force Veteran Anthony Hill. Read on...
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    DeKalb District Attorney’s Office Receives Grant to Combat Gangs Through Technology

    The DeKalb County District Attorney’s Office received $385,118 to combat local gangs through technology. The United States Department of Justice grant provides the DA's Office with software that interfaces with local and federal law enforcement agencies. Read on...
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    DeKalb District Attorney Robert James Announces Indictment of Three Teens Accused of Killing Shaneku

    A DeKalb County grand jury indicted a trio of teens for the murder of Shaneku McCurty. Cameron Williams, Demonte Grant and Jermaine Grant face malice murder, felony murder and aggravated assault charges for the October 23 shooting at a local gas station. Read on...
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    DeKalb District Attorney’s Office Hosts Community Forum on Gangs, November 14th

    DeKalb County District Attorney Robert James is hosting a community forum to combat the rise of gang-related violence in DeKalb County on Saturday, November 14, at The Greater Travelers Rest Baptist Church, located at 4650 Flat Shoals Parkway in Decatur. Read on...
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    Former Sanitation Department Supervisor Sentenced to 10 Years for Stealing Gas, Forgery

    A former Department of Sanitation Supervisor was sentenced to 10 years for stealing $10,000 worth of gas from DeKalb County while working as a Department of Sanitation supervisor in 2011 and 2012. Read on...
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    MARTA Breeze Card Scheme Yields Additional Indictments

    A DeKalb County grand jury recently indicted two additional men in an elaborate scheme involving hundreds of Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) Breeze cards. Read on...
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    Bloods Gang Member Receives Life Plus 25 Years for Murder

    DeKalb County Superior Court Judge Courtney Johnson accepted a negotiated plea for a man who lured, beat and murdered Robert Ross on January 8, 2012. Read on...
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    Collective Public Safety Effort Yields 45-Count Gang Indictment

    A DeKalb County Police Department investigation, in conjunction with the DeKalb District Attorney’s Office, resulted in a 45-count indictment charging nine local gang members with Murder and Violation of Street Gang Terrorism and Prevention Act. Read on...
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    Fourth DeKalb County Watershed Employee Sentenced to Jail for Overtime Scheme

    Judge Juwayn Haddad accepted a plea from the fourth DeKalb County Watershed Department employee charged with bilking DeKalb County out of thousands of dollars in fraudulent overtime pay. Read on...
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