Friday, March 22, 2013
HB 349 is a criminal justice reform package that was introduced at the behest of Governor Nathan Deal and included several pieces of legislation that Douglas County DA David McDade co-wrote and sponsored on behalf of the District Attorney Association of G
Friday, March 22
Many months of hard work by Douglas County District Attorney David McDade have been rewarded as the Georgia General Assembly has now voted to pass HB 349, a criminal justice reform package that was introduced at the behest of Governor Nathan Deal and included several pieces of legislation that McDade co-wrote and sponsored on behalf of the District Attorney Association of Georgia. McDade’s role in the creation and development of this legislation comes about as a result of his work in several areas. First, he serves as Governor Deal’s appointee to the Criminal Justice Reform Council, which is the group responsible for making recommendations to the Governor on ways to improve the justice system. McDade also serves as the Chairman of the …
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Emanuel Boykins was sentenced to life in prison with the chance for parole in 30 years.
One of the men accused of beating Bobby Tillman to death at a Douglasville party in 2010 may have saved his own life by pleading guilty to murder Tuesday. Under an agreement with the state, Emanuel Boykins pleaded guilty to killing Tillman and was sentenced to life in prison with the opportunity for parole after 30 years, according to wsbtv.com. Boykins is one of four people charged with the murder of Tillman, 18, in November 2010. District Attorney David McDade said in June that unless the defendants agreed to plead guilty, he intended to seek the death penalty. Tracen Franklin still faces that possibility, while Horace Coleman and Quantez Mallory, 18, don't. Tillman's family, led by his mother, Monique Rivarde, filled the Douglas County …
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Deshawn Rahmel Green, 20, of Winston, pleaded guilty Monday to attempted robbery and was sentenced to four years after trying to rob an undercover confidential informant during a drug operation in September.
Green was sentenced to a term of 14 years with the first four years to be served in prison, Douglas County District Attorney David McDade announced. Green was one of two men involved in the crime, according to Assistant District Attorney Tom Kegley, who stated that both defendants were arrested by police on Sept. 22, 2010, after authorities had observed them trying to rob the confidential informant who was actually working with the police department in a sting operation. Green and another man believed the informant had money to purchase drugs they were offering to sell, authorities said. During the attempted sale, the two men began beating the informant and trying to take his money. That's when police conducting the sting operation moved …
Friday, January 13, 2012
Brandon Keenan Potts, 26, of Powder Springs, was a gunman who assaulted and terrorised a Douglas County family during a violent home invasion and robbery in August.
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Friday, January 13, 2012
Brandon Keenan Potts, 26, of Powder Springs, was sentenced to life in prison Thursday for being a gunman who assaulted and terrorised a Douglas County family during a violent home invasion and robbery last August. Potts pleaded guilty to three counts of Armed Robbery, one count of kidnapping, five counts of cruelty to children in the first degree and one count of possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, according to a press release from Douglas County District Attorney David McDade. Potts was sentenced to a term of life in prison, plus an additional five years, for being one of four people accused of being involved with robbing a family on Aug. 9, 2011. The remaining three people face similar charges and are expected to …