District Attorney's Office


  

Conasauga Judicial Circuit of Georgia




   Serving Murray & Whitfield Counties

DALTON MAN CONVICTED OF RAPE
May 14, 2021 (Dalton) - Last night, a Whitfield County jury returned a verdict finding 53 year old Richard Marvin Smith of 172 Shirley Way, Dalton, GA, guilty of rape and criminal attempt to commit kidnapping stemming from events occurring on March 30, 2019 (MORE...)

HOOKER, SWARTZ PLEAD GUILTY TO MURDER
April 1, 2021 (Chatsworth) - Yesterday Nadya Catherine Swartz (21), formerly of Crandall, entered a guilty plea to the murder of Kenneth Eugene Bunn and was sentenced to life imprisonment. Previously her co-defendant, Justin Payton Hooker (21), of Dalton, had entered his guilty plea to the same crime on March 10th and received the same sentence (MORE...)

NEWTON CONVICTED ON METH AND FIREARM CHARGES
March 26, 2021 (Chatsworth) - Mark Allen Newton (36) formerly of Crandall, Georgia was found guilty today by a Murray County Jury for the offenses of possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug related objects and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon (MORE...)

RINGGOLD MAN CONVICTED OF 11TH DUI
March 12, 2021 (Dalton) - Lawrence Eugene McFalls, Jr. (55) of 1883 Houston Valley Road, Ringgold, was convicted today by a Whitfield County jury for his 11th offense of driving under the influence of alcohol and his 7th offense of driving while license suspended (MORE...)

FIRST JURY TRIALS SINCE COVID-19
March 12, 2021 (Dalton) - The Whitfield County Superior Court resumed jury trial operations this week after the Georgia Supreme Court lifted the Covid-era prohibition against trials which was originally imposed on March 14, 2020 (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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