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Wednesday July 26th, 2017 - 1:49 pm

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Friday July 21st, 2017 - 2:50 pm

The Sheriff's Office would like to thank BJ Thompson and her daughter Nancy Wilson for bringing all the employees homemade candy this past week. Thank you both for the support and the goodies we all enjoyed them. ... See MoreSee Less

The Sheriffs Office would like to thank BJ Thompson and her daughter Nancy Wilson for bringing all the employees homemade candy this past week.  Thank you both for the support and the goodies we all enjoyed them.

Thursday July 20th, 2017 - 4:37 pm

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Tuesday July 18th, 2017 - 3:41 pm

Barrow County Sheriff's Office added a new photo. ... See MoreSee Less

Friday July 14th, 2017 - 11:16 am

On July 11, 2017, members of the Barrow County Sheriff’s Office, Walton County Sheriff’s Office, and the Winder Police Department conducted several area searches for a suspect who was wanted in connection with several entering autos and the theft of a motor vehicle in both Walton and Barrow Counties. During the early morning hours, deputies with the Barrow County Sheriff’s Office responded to several entering autos off Elijah Way and Rebekah Drive.

The victims reported missing cell phones, credit cards, wallets, and handguns. Walton County deputies were able to get behind the suspect vehicle which led to the suspects fleeing and stealing another vehicle. That chase led them to Barrow County where the vehicle crashed at Highway 316 and McCarty Road.

The suspect, Laqerius Shumpert, ran from deputies and was apprehended around 1600 hours after an intense search by deputies and K-9. Mr. Shumpert was interviewed by Barrow County Criminal Investigators and confessed to committing the entering autos. Walton County Sheriff’s Office processed the vehicle and was able to recover a majority of the stolen property from Barrow County.

The suspects, Laqerius Shumpert and Brandon Bundrage, were charged with entering auto, criminal trespass, damage to property, theft by taking, financial transaction card theft, obstruction of officers, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
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Friday July 14th, 2017 - 11:04 am

Barrow County Sheriff's Office added 3 new photos.

Three individuals are currently being held in the Barrow County Detention Center who were apprehended during a SWAT operation conducted at 462 Wall Road in Statham Georgia on 07/13/2017. The operation was conducted in reference to drug related charges to include the distribution of illegal narcotics. Christopher Jones of Statham, Michael Hendricks of Statham, and Jonathan Rossano of Statham were all arrested at the residence where the operation took place. Christopher Jones was charged with multiple counts of selling Methamphetamine. Michael Hendricks was charged with multiple counts of selling Methamphetamine, the sale of Heroin, and the sale of Marijuana. Jonathan Rossano was charged with the Willful Obstruction of Law Enforcement and a Violation of Probation.

“The Barrow County Sheriff’s Office will not tolerate this type of activity within our County” stated Sheriff Jud Smith. “We will continue to investigate and apprehend any individual who is a threat our community and the citizens of Barrow County” continued Sheriff Smith.

The investigation was conducted over several months and ultimately led to the Barrow County SWAT Team operation which unfolded at approximately 1400 hours. Jones, Hendricks, and Rossano are all awaiting their first appearance at the Barrow County Detention Center and it is unknown at this time if they will receive a bond.
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Three individuals are currently being held in the Barrow County Detention Center who were apprehended during a SWAT operation conducted at 462 Wall Road in Statham Georgia on 07/13/2017. The operation was conducted in reference to drug related charges to include the distribution of illegal narcotics. Christopher Jones of Statham, Michael Hendricks of Statham, and Jonathan Rossano of Statham were all arrested at the residence where the operation took place. Christopher Jones was charged with multiple counts of selling Methamphetamine. Michael Hendricks was charged with multiple counts of selling Methamphetamine, the sale of Heroin, and the sale of Marijuana. Jonathan Rossano was charged with the Willful Obstruction of Law Enforcement and a Violation of Probation. 

“The Barrow County Sheriff’s Office will not tolerate this type of activity within our County” stated Sheriff Jud Smith. “We will continue to investigate and apprehend any individual who is a threat our community and the citizens of Barrow County” continued Sheriff Smith.

The investigation was conducted over several months and ultimately led to the Barrow County SWAT Team operation which unfolded at approximately 1400 hours. Jones, Hendricks, and Rossano are all awaiting their first appearance at the Barrow County Detention Center and it is unknown at this time if they will receive a bond.

Thursday July 13th, 2017 - 10:55 am

Many of you may not know but we have had an inmate garden the past three years at our jail. It gives the inmates an opportunity to learn how to plant, tend, and harvest fresh vegetables of all types. We are excited about this project every year and are very proud to donate the produce to our own Barrow County Senior Citizens Center. The picture shows just what we donated last week. ... See MoreSee Less

Many of you may not know but we have had an inmate garden the past three years at our jail.  It gives the inmates an opportunity to learn how to plant, tend, and harvest fresh vegetables of all types.  We are excited about this project every year and are very proud to donate the produce to our own Barrow County Senior Citizens Center.  The picture shows just what we donated last week.

Wednesday July 12th, 2017 - 2:36 pm

Barrow County has over 120 children in foster care and all of our foster homes are currently full! We need YOUR help Barrow residents to provide homes for children in need! If you’re interested in learning more about becoming a foster parent or supporting the fostering community you can contact betheny.kapper@dhs.ga.gov or 1-877-210-KIDS or go to FosterGeorgia.com to learn how you can become a foster parent today! ... See MoreSee Less

Barrow County has over 120 children in foster care and all of our foster homes are currently full! We need YOUR help Barrow residents to provide homes for children in need!  If you’re interested in learning more about becoming a foster parent or supporting the fostering community you can contact betheny.kapper@dhs.ga.gov or 1-877-210-KIDS or go to FosterGeorgia.com to learn how you can become a foster parent today!

Monday July 10th, 2017 - 11:52 am

We would like to congratulate Deputy John Morrison and Deputy Robert Lunsford on their recent graduation from the Northeast Georgia Police Academy. We would like to wish them well and thank them for their hard work. ... See MoreSee Less

We would like to congratulate Deputy John Morrison and Deputy Robert Lunsford on their recent graduation from the Northeast Georgia Police Academy.  We would like to wish them well and thank them for their hard work.

Friday July 7th, 2017 - 2:17 pm

You never know who you will impact and who is watching. Today Inv. Chad Norris and K-9 Deputy Geiman were waiting in line at lunch when in walks this young man Carter Foskey. They all struck up a conversation and Carter told them he was there to buy cookies for the Deputies with his own money he had saved. Carter you are an awesome young man and we cannot thank you enough for the support. What an awesome County we serve. ... See MoreSee Less

You never know who you will impact and who is watching.  Today Inv. Chad Norris and K-9 Deputy Geiman were waiting in line at lunch when in walks this young man Carter Foskey.  They all struck up a conversation and Carter told them he was there to buy cookies for the Deputies with his own money he had saved.  Carter you are an awesome young man and we cannot thank you enough for the support.  What an awesome County we serve.