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    DeKalb County Senior Ball Returns for 2016

    DECATUR, GA – DeKalb County District Attorney Robert James and the DeKalb County TRIAD are inviting more than 750 seniors to attend the 2016 Senior Ball and Resource Fair on Saturday, May 7, 2016 at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta ... Read on...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
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    DeKalb County District Attorney Robert James Hosts “Jobs Not Jail: A Call To Action” Event April 13

    DECATUR, GA – DeKalb County District Attorney Robert James will join a host of DeKalb community and business leaders for Jobs Not Jail: A Call To Action, an event to raise community awareness of his office’s Anti-Recidivism Diversion Court ... Read on...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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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    District Attorney Robert James, Sheriff Jeff Mann Host 7th Annual Faith Leaders Conference, August 2

    DeKalb County District Attorney Robert James and DeKalb County Sheriff Jeff Mann will host the 7th Annual Faith Leaders Conference on Wednesday, August 26. The event begins at 8:30 a.m. at the DeKalb County Courthouse, located at 556 N. McDonough St. Read on...
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    District Attorney's Office Participates in 6th Annual Community Day with the Sheriff

    The 6th Annual “Community ‘Day with the Sheriff,” which unites middle and high school students with DeKalb County law enforcement officials, will be held Wednesday, July 29 at Stars and Strikes bowling center in Stone Mountain. Read on...
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    Brothers Targeting Elderly Victims Sentenced to 20 Years

    Two brothers who scammed seniors out of tens of thousands of dollars have been sentenced to 20 years to serve 10 behind bars and repay $100,000 in restitution. Read on...
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    Former DKPD Officer Sentenced to 10 Years for Violation of Oath

    Superior Court Judge Mark Scott accepted a negotiated plea involving a former DeKalb County Police officer who admitted to soliciting sex from prostitutes while on duty. Read on...
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    Former DeKalb County Watershed Employees Sentenced to Jail Time for Overtime Scheme

    DeKalb County Superior Court Judge Asha Jackson accepted plea deals from three former DeKalb County Watershed Department employees charged with bilking DeKalb County out of thousands of dollars in fraudulent overtime pay. Read on...
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    Gang Member Pleads Guilty for Deaths of Michael Phillips, Alexis Malone

    Judge Gail Flake sentenced Bloods street gang member Oslusha Smith to life plus 40 years in jail for the deaths of Michael Phillips and Alexis Malone. Read on...
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    DeKalb Opens Family Protection Center For Victims of Human Trafficking, Domestic Abuse

    A host of elected official, dignitaries and community leaders will commemorate the grand opening of DeKalb’s first Family Protection Center on May 28. The official ribbon cutting will take place at 10 am. Read on...
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    Assistant District Attorney Alejandro Pascual Honored by GAPABA

    Assistant District Attorney Alejandro “Andy” Pascual will be honored by as the recipient of their 2015 Rising Star Award. The award will be presented to Pascual’s wife and mother during GAPABA’s annual gala on May 14, at the Fernbank Museum. Read on...
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    Earl Pizzarelli Found Guilty of Bilking Thousands from Local Charity

    Earl Pizzarelli pleaded guilty to misappropriating $49,000.00 from a local nonprofit he volunteered with for eight years. Pizzarelli was sentenced by Judge Hilton Fuller to 15 years with six months to serve behind bars. Read on...
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    Former DeKalb Police Officer Accused of Taking Bribes, Battery

    A former DeKalb County police officer has been accused of violating his oath of office by taking a bribe in lieu of issuing a citation in 2013. Read on...
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