District Attorney's Office


  

Conasauga Judicial Circuit of Georgia




   Serving Murray & Whitfield Counties

BURKE SENTENCED ON VEHICULAR HOMICIDE/SERIOUS INJURY BY VEHICLE
March 25, 2022 (Chatsworth) Billy Ray Burke (38), formerly of 2916 Smyrna-Ramhurst Road, Chatsworth, entered a guilty plea on Wednesday, March 23rd, to all charges in his indictment including homicide by vehicle in the first degree, serious injury by vehicle, driving under the influence and reckless driving (MORE...)

PONDERS SENTENCE ON CHILD MOLESTATION CHARGE
March 15, 2022 (Dalton) Anthony Marshall Ponders (55) formerly of 310 Jericho Way, Dalton, was sentenced today by Superior Court Judge Cindy Morris to serve 19 years in prison followed by 1 year on probation for child molestation(MORE...)

COOPER CONVICTED IN STABBING CASE
March 3, 2022 (Dalton) Pamela Lee Cooper (64), formerly of 143 Santa Fe Trail, Dalton, was found guilty Thursday by a Whitfield County jury of family violence aggravated assault (two counts), family violence aggravated battery, possession of a knife during the commission of a crime, and family violence battery (MORE...)

CONTRERAS CONVICTED OF RAPE, KIDNAPPING
February 23, 2022 Ryan Andrew Contreras (27), formerly of 1105 Cavender Drive, Dalton, was found guilty yesterday by a Whitfield County jury for the crimes of rape, kidnapping with bodily injury, family violence aggravated assault, family violence battery, and cruelty to children in the third degree(MORE...)

DAVID LAWSON CONVICTED OF CHILD MOLESTATION
February 10, 2022 (Chatsworth) David Joseph Lawson (50), formerly of Crandall, was convicted today by a Murray County jury of the offense of child molestation and was sentenced by Superior Court Judge Jim Wilbanks to serve the maximum of 19 years in prison without parole followed by 1 year on probation (MORE...)

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Bert Poston,
District Attorney


As District Attorney, I represent the State of Georgia and the people of Murray and Whitfield Counties in all criminal cases in Superior Court as well as in delinquency actions in the Juvenile Courts of both counties. Through the efforts of my dedicated staff, the District Attorney’s Office prosecutes criminal conduct and defends the rights of victims while ensuring that everyone is treated fairly by the criminal justice process and while maintaining the highest standards of professionalism.

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