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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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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    Former Commissioner’s Chief of Staff Indicted for Theft, False Statement Charges

    A DeKalb County grand jury indicted Robert Lundsten on six counts of theft by taking and three counts of making false statements.
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    Christmas Eve Murder Suspect Indicted

    Jake Johnson was indicted Tuesday, March 17, by a DeKalb County grand jury for murdering Tiffanie Phillips on Christmas Eve of last year. Read on...
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    District Attorney Robert James Seeks Death Penalty in MARTA Stop Murder Case

    DeKalb County District Attorney Robert James will seek the death penalty for Christopher Merritt. Merritt was recently indicted for the murder of a Lithonia woman waiting at a bus stop. Read on...
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    Police Shooters Face 63-Count Indictment

    A DeKalb County grand jury indicted Eddie Ball and Ivy Shumake for their role in initiating a local home invasion and shooting two police officers. Read on...
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    DeKalb County District Attorney Robert James Hosts “PAWS for the Cause” Event April 18th

    DeKalb County District Robert James will join a host of community partners and animal lovers for the 2015 PAWS for the Cause community awareness event on Saturday, April 18, at Glenlake Park located at 1121 Church Street in Decatur. Read on...
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    DeKalb County District Attorney Robert James Seeks Death Penalty for Aeman Presley

    DeKalb County District Attorney Robert James will seek the death penalty for the man accused of murdering a Cobb County hair stylist and a local homeless man. Read on...
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    Carlo Simpson to Serve Two Life Sentences for Murder, Feticide

    Today, a DeKalb County man was sentenced by Superior Court Judge Asha Jackson to serve two consecutive life sentences plus five additional years for the murder of his pregnant girlfriend. Carlo Simpson shot and killed Shikhira Dunson on February 18, 2013. Read on...
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    Craigslist Killers Sentenced to Life Without Parole

    A pair of Craigslist killers was sentenced to life without the possibility of parole by Superior Court Judge Cynthia Becker on February 18, 2015. Read on...
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    Aeman Presley Indicted for Decatur, Homeless Murders

    A DeKalb County grand jury recently indicted Aeman Presley for the murders of Karen Pearce and Calvin Gholston. Read on...
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    Christopher Merritt Indicted For MARTA Stop Murder

    A DeKalb County grand jury recently indicted Christopher Merritt for the murder of a Lithonia woman waiting at a bus stop. Read on...
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