criminal justice


Cobb Police Department Headquarters. Used on article about Austell homicide

Austell man victim of homicide

According to a public information release from Officer Sydney Melton of the Cobb County Police Department the Crimes Against Persons Unit is investigating a homicide that occurred in Precinct 2…



Cobb County Superior Court in article about Vinings plastic surgery clinic

Smyrna man convicted of 1998 rape

According to a press release from the office of Cobb District Attorney Joyette Holmes, a Smyrna man was convicted Thursday of aggravated sexual battery, and false imprisonment for the attack…



Cobb County Superior Court in article about Vinings plastic surgery clinic

Life sentence for murder in Mableton

Francisco Javier Madera, 33, of Atlanta, was sentenced to life in prison for a 2017 murder in a mobile home park in Mableton. A press release from the office of…





John Pursley

John Pursley appointed Cobb’s Chief ADA

According to a press release from the office of Cobb County District Attorney Joyette Holmes, John Pursley has been appointed to the position of Chief Assistant District Attorney. “I am…