Project Safe Home: Police Arrest 71 DeKalb Domestic Violence SuspectsDeputies with the DeKalb County Sheriff's Office hit the road on October 8, 2020, for an operation called Project Safe Home, rounding up domestic violence suspects. The arrests coincide with Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
Authorities Arrest Suspect In DeKalb County Hit-And-Run DeathOn June 5, 2020, DeKalb County authorities announced they arrested and charged Tyrus Anthony Webster with the murder of Basil Naylor at Wade Walker Park in Lithonia on May 3, 2020.
'Use Of Force' Policy: DeKalb Co. Sheriff Wants Community InputDeKalb County Sheriff Melody Maddox held a press conference at her headquarters on June 5, 2020, announcing plans to include a Use of Force Policy as part of her ongoing agency review. Maddox said it will involve seeking input from the community.
COVID-19: DeKalb Co. Sheriff Reveals Plans As More Employees, Inmates Test PositiveDeKalb County Sheriff Melody Maddox said there are now 10 confirmed cases among her staff, which she said represents 2% of her employees. She also said 13 inmates have tested positive for COVID-19, representing 1% of the jail population.
Escaped Inmate in DeKalb Co.: Authorities Looking For Kidnapping SuspectDeKalb County authorities are looking for a kidnapping suspect they said escaped while in custody at a hospital.
COVID-19 Cases: Dekalb County Jail Inmate, Employee Test PositiveOfficials announced the Dekalb County Sheriff's Office has its first two confirmed COVID-19 cases.
Atlanta Gas Station Murder, Robbery Suspect ArrestedAuthorities say they've arrested a man in connection with a murder and armed robbery at an Atlanta gas station.