Sketch released of suspect in violent parking lot rape


ATLANTA — DeKalb County Police released a sketch of suspect in a violent rape.

According to police, an unidentified man pulled a gun on a woman, 27, in the parking lot of the Atlas LaVista Hills apartments on Parklake Drive. He is then accused of forcing his way into her car, driving it to a nearby parking lot where he sexually assaulted her.

The incident reportedly happened Sunday March 6.

Anyone with information about the suspect or the rape is encouraged to contact DeKlab County Police Department at (770) 724-7519.

Number of UGA students allegedly sexually assaulted by Athens man is growing



The number of UGA students alleging they were preyed upon sexually by an Athens man who may have drugged them is growing.

The case against Andre Montez Jones, 27, began in December, when an 18-year-old UGA student ran bloodied and shirtless from Jones’ apartment, seeking help after he allegedly woke up in Jones’ apartment to find himself being sexually assaulted by his supposed friend, who then allegedly physically beat him.

Athens-Clarke County police arrested Jones on battery and aggravated sodomy by force charges. While Jones was free on a $10,000 bond, he was arrested a second time in February, on similar allegations made by another UGA student.

A third student came forward last month and spoke with a Sex Crimes Unit investigator, but did not want to file an official police report for fear of his identity becoming public.

Then a fourth UGA student came forward this past Wednesday, alleging Jones forcibly sodomized him. That 22-year-old did file a police report.

“As you can see this case is very fluid because additional victims have come forward,” said Lt. Jeff Clark, commanding officer of the Sex Crimes Unit. Still more potential victims are thought to possibly out there, he said.

There is no rush to charge Jones for the most recently reported alleged assault, as he is not going anywhere anytime soon. He’s been locked up at the Clarke County Jail since his second arrest, having been denied bail.

“This case is unique because the suspect has been charged and in custody,” Clarke said. “As a result, we are communicating closely with the District Attorney Office to determined the appropriate course of action regarding the additional charges.”

Police have stopped short of alleging Jones to be a sexual predator, but they said there are striking similarities between all of the allegations.

“All statements appear to be consistent with one another,” said Clark, referring to what all four UGA students had to say about their encounters with Jones.

Police have not disclosed details concerning any of the alleged assault, except for the first one because of unusual circumstance surrounding it. Allegations concerning that assault were written up in general terms by a patrol officer who met with the victim downtown, where he was pleading for help. There are no incident reports for the other alleged assaults, as the allegations were made by students during interviews with detectives.

Here is what is known based on information the patrol officer obtained from the first victim and wrote it up in an incident report:

Early the morning of Dec. 15, a shirtless 18-year-old UGA student with a bloody nose and other injuries was seen wandering around downtown, asking people to call police. He later told police he was physically assaulted by Jones at the suspect’s home at Whistlebury Walk apartments on Willow Street.

He said he completed taking a final exam the night before when he accepted Jones’ invitation to come over and watch a Netflix movie, police said.

After Jones allegedly gave the student a beer that was already opened, police said the next thing the student knew was he was naked in bed with Jones attempting to have oral sex with him.

After telling Jones he was not gay and “didn’t do things like that,” the student related to police he got dressed and tried taking his phone from the suspect, at which time Jones allegedly started attacking him. Unable to enlist the help of Jones’ roommate, police said the student ran from the apartment and knocked on neighbors’ doors but still could not find any help. That is when he ran downtown where he found someone to call 911.

Police said when they met with the student at a downtown intersection, he was not wearing a shirt, had a bloody nose, swollen eye and numerous scratches on his neck, face and elsewhere on his body.

He requested an ambulance because he felt like he might have a concussion, police said, and was subsequently taken to St. Mary’s Hospital.

A different officer went to Jones’ apartment and interviewed the suspect, and the investigation was later turned over to the Criminal Investigations Division, police said.

Jones was subsequently arrested on charges of aggravated sodomy with force and battery.

On the sodomy charge, according to the arrest warrant, the victim was said to be “intoxicated and unable to give consent.”

Jones allegedly committed battery by “hitting (the victim) in the face and leaving scratches on his neck when the victim tried to stop him from performing oral sex…,” according to the warrant.

The first indication there might be other possible victims came on Dec. 16, when OnlineAthens reported Jones’ arrest.

In the reader comments section of OnlineAthens, someone calling themselves Long Arm of the Law posted:

“Yay! A friend of mine reported this menace a couple years ago but was so badly drugged that no one paid attention to him. When ACC police stopped to help him in a similar circumstance, Jones was released while my friend was taken into jail for underage possession. I wish there was a way to increase this guy’s sentence because he’s caused a lot of harm around Athens. I also hope that ACC will pay further attention to their victims and not lock away college students who were just assaulted.”

The student who came forward on Wednesday told police he was allegedly assaulted by Jones in 2013.

If anyone believes themselves to have been victimized by Jones, police are urging you to contact Det. Shannon Parker at (706) 613-3888, ext. 783, or

Anyone else who has been sexually assaulted or knows someone who has can contact The Cottage Sexual Assault Center and Children’s Advocacy Center. The agency provides a range of free services to child and adult students of sexual and physical abuse, including medical accompaniment, advocacy, referrals, counseling and support groups. The Cottage also maintains a 24-hour crisis and information hotline, at (877) 363-1912.

For UGA students who affected by relationship and sexual violence, the University Health Center’s Relationship & Sexual Violence Prevention program provides crisis intervention and support, safety planning, medical and legal accompaniment, as well as academic and housing accommodations. Call (706) 542-8690 or visit for more information.

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Muscogee County Sheriff John Darr reached out the community via Facebook Tuesday afternoon to alert them about a wanted sex offender.

Christopher Machello Williams was issued multiple arrest warrants, including failure to register as a sex offender and violation of probation. His original charges were sexual battery, fleeing an officer, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and more, according to the sheriff’s post.

Darr advised the public to not apprehend Williams, a 34-year-old black man who stands at about 6 foot 1 inch and weighs approximately 150 pounds.

“He is considered armed and dangerous,” Darr said. “Call law enforcement immediately upon sight.”

The sheriff would like anyone with information about Williams to call the Muscogee County Sheriff’s Office at 706-653-4225 or send him a Facebook message. An anonymous tip can also be delivered through the agency’s app.

Murder in Savannah GA by 17 year old Arheem DeLoach


A Chatham County grand jury indicted a man for shooting and killing another man in June of 2015.

Arheem DeLoach is now indicted for malice murder, felony murder, armed robbery and other counts.

DeLoach is accused of shooting and killing 17-year-old Jamell Law, while robbing him.

Police say Law was found dead in a stolen car that had crashed into a vacant home on West 41st Street.











On Saturday February 20, 2016 members of the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office and Columbia County Fire Rescue worked an accident with injuries on I-20 near mile marker 195. The driver of one of the vehicles was taken to the hospital with visible injuries. While working the accident, two deputies and one firefighter took personal property that did not belong to them. These items consisted of various cell phone covers, Bluetooth head sets and cell phone chargers that were scattered about the wreck scene.

After discovering that a theft occurred, the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office immediately launched an investigation resulting in four arrests. As we’ve demonstrated in the past, we enforce the law no matter who is involved and the actions of those involved were dealt with swiftly and justly.

The following individuals have been arrested:

Sergeant Mark G. Smith 38 years old of Augusta, Georgia.

Employed with the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office for 12 years

Terminated and arrested for Theft by Taking (Misd) and Violation of Oath of Office (Fel) bond is $2200.00


Deputy Wesley G. Harden 32 years old of Harlem, Georgia

Employed with the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office for 7 years

Terminated and arrested for Theft by Taking (Misd) and Violation of Oath of Office (Fel) bond is $2200.00


Lieutenant Christopher D. Ganther 41 years old of Martinez, Georgia

Columbia County Fire Rescue

Suspended without pay

Arrested for Theft by Taking (Misd) and Giving a False Statement (Fel) bond is $2200.00


Firefighter Randall K. Atchison 38 years old of Evans, Georgia

Columbia County Fire Rescue

Suspended without pay

Arrested for Giving a False Statement (Fel) bond is $1100.00

Plan on Selling Meth in Coffee County GA? Think again….

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Coffee County Sheriff’s Office officials released the following information Tuesday morning regarding the recent arrests of two local men suspected of dealing in methamphetamine.

The Douglas-Coffee Drug Unit Detectives and K-9 deputies conducted a traffic stop on Jan. 26 on a 2002 Chevrolet Silverado truck for failure to maintain lane on Leon St. at Smith St. in Douglas.  The driver, identified as Brandon Rowland, gave consent to a search of the vehicle and, under the hood of the vehicle, officers discovered a black zip-up bag.

Several types of illegal narcotics were found in the bag, and Rowland was arrested and transported to the Coffee County Jail. He has been charged with possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute (28.1 grams), possession of cocaine (3.3 grams), four counts of possession of a Schedule II controlled substance (35.5 tablets), two counts of possession of a Schedule IV controlled substance (4.5 tablets), and possession of marijuana – less than one ounce(4.2 grams).

On Feb. 9, a traffic stop for reckless driving was conducted on a red Chevrolet Silverado truck by a Douglas-Coffee Drug Unit detective and K-9. The driver of the truck was identified as Dustin Bowen.  When Bowen opened the driver’s door of the truck, the deputies could see a plastic bag in the door panel that contained four packages of methamphetamine.

Bowen was arrested and charged with possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute (3.7 grams).

“We will continue to aggressively locate and remove the drugs and drug dealers from our community,” Sheriff Doyle Wooten stated. “I want to thank all officers for their continued efforts in locating and removing the drugs and persons selling these drugs from our community.”

Georgia prison workers busted for running red-light ticket scam on Flower Mound residents

Dozens of Georgia prison workers and inmates have been implicated in a fraud scam that targeted Flower Mound residents, falsely telling them they owed court fees.

The FBI and Flower Mound police said inmates in 11 Georgia correctional facilities were using cellphones smuggled in by prison workers to commit wire fraud, money laundering and identity theft.

The FBI said the indictments of 49 correctional officers and others in the Flower Mound case were part of a larger investigation. Under its “Operation Ghost Guard,” the FBI’s Atlanta division looked into what it called widespread public corruption inside Georgia prisons, including bribery, drug trafficking, fraud and other crimes.

Authorities said Flower Mound residents were called and told they owed money for red light tickets or missing jury summonses. The callers, impersonating police officers, ordered the victims to go to local stores and purchase prepaid cash cards, then read the card numbers over the phone to transfer the money. Victims were told arrest warrants would be issued for them if they didn’t pay, the authorities said.

To make the calls appear real, the FBI said, the callers created voicemail greetings identifying them as Flower Mound police officers. They accessed the Internet to look up the names of Flower Mound officers, and modified the phones so that calls would appear to be coming from the police.

Only five Flower Mound residents agreed to pay the bogus “fines,” for a total loss of $5,915.80. the FBI said.

Several would-be victims in Flower Mound came forward and called the police. Investigators, using subpoenas, were able to trace the phones used to place the calls back to Georgia.

The two-year investigation resulted in federal indictments of 16 current Georgia correctional officers, 23 former officers, four current correctional officers at private facilities, three former officers at private facilities, two civilians and one inmate.

It wasn’t clear why Flower Mound, among many other cities, was targeted.

“Really what they were targeting was landlines. It was a matter of convenience,” said Capt. Wess Griffin of the Flower Mound Police Department. “They were probably pulling up white pages and looking for anyone with a landline.”

All of the calls took place between Jan. 27, 2015, and Nov. 2.

Murder at the Waffle House Parking Lot in Augusta, GA


On 2/16/2016 at 0522 hours Richmond County Deputies responded to 3417 Wrightsboro Road in reference to a person with a gunshot wound.  Upon arrival Deputies located the body of Terrance Terrell Baker, 25 year old B/M of the 3600 block of Cameron Drive, with a gunshot wound in the parking lot of the New Ming Wah at 3415 Wrightsboro Road.  Baker was declared deceased at the scene.  A subsequent investigation revealed that Elijah Bernard Washington, 35 year old B/M of the 2500 block of Thomas Lane, Brandon Antonio Carter, 20 year old B/M of the 2500 block of Thomas Lane, and Shawncy Tiayan Barrett, 24 year old B/M who is homeless, were involved in Baker’s death.  Elijah Washington, Brandon Carter and Shawncy Barrett are all in custody at this time. Their charges are as follows:


  • Elijah Washington is being charged with Armed Robbery, Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Crime, Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon, and Murder.
  • Brandon Carter is being charged with Armed Robbery, Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Crime, Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon, and Murder.
  • Shawncy Barrett’s is being charged with Armed Robbery, Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Crime, and Murder.


No further details are being released. The photos attached are not current booking photos.  They were not available at the time of this release.

Richmond County Man Starts Shooting At Cops… Still got Arrested…

On February 10, 2016 at approximately 10:30 p.m. Richmond County Sheriff’s Office deputies were called to 606 Wrights Avenue in reference to a domestic disturbance. Upon arrival it was learned that Donnie Wade Harrell a 49 year old white male had shot one time at his girlfriend who had ran to a neighbor’s house for safety.

Deputies arrived at the residence as Harrell was barricading himself into the residence.

All avenues of a peaceful surrender were attempted and at approximately 3:30 a.m. while deputies were outside the residence, Harrell began firing approximately 20 rounds at the deputies, but no deputies were injured.

At approximately 10:00 am the Tactical Unit from the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office along with the Tactical Unit from the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office made entry into the residence and found Harrell hiding in the attic crawl space and he was taken into custody after a brief struggle.

Harrell has been committed to the CBWDC for 2 felonies: Aggravated Assault on a police officer, Terroristic Threats and Acts and an outstanding State Court Bench Warrant.

The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office would like to acknowledge and give thanks to the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office, The Georgia State Patrol, The Richmond County Fire Department, EMS, ASU Public Safety, Georgia Power and all of the other agencies that lent support and relief during this operation.

This case is still under investigation and an incident report is not available at this time, more charges may be brought in the future.


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