District Attorney
Peter J. Skandalakis
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- Pete Skandalakis


Man pleads guilty to child molestation
December 14, 2016
Justin Andrew Clark, 23, pleaded guilty to two counts of child molestation last Thursday. In a negotiated plea, Judge Emory Palmer sentenced Clark to 40 to serve 19 years - meaning that Clark will serve 19 years in prison, and the rest on probation....
Read more here... [Newnan Times-Herald]

Man sentenced in brutal beating of ex-girlfriend
December 13, 2016
A man convicted of beating his ex-girlfriend with a shotgun, hammer and his feet was sentenced in a Troup County Superior Court on Monday morning. Eddie James Huguley, 42, will spend three decades behind bars for the incident....
Read more here... [LaGrange Daily News]

Man pleads guilty to molesting neighbor
December 9, 2016
A man accused of child molestation and statutory rape pleaded guilty to the charges against him this week inside a Troup County Superior Courtroom. Quincy Fincher, 38, was arrested in Sept. 2015 for inappropriately touching the young daughter of his neighbor inside his home in...
Read more here... [LaGrange Daily News]

Man sentenced in church standoff, high-speed pursuit
November 29, 2016
A man involved in a high-speed chase a year ago that ended with a violent standoff with police in a local church is now heading to prison. On Monday afternoon, one year and 10 days after the incident, Judge Emory Palmer sentenced Matthew James Rogers to 50 years to serve 29 in prison after accepting a blind plea....
Read more here... [Newnan Times-Herald]

Brothers plead guilty in two homicide cases
November 23, 2016
Two shootings, two homicides, and now two brothers heading to prison. On Monday afternoon, Superior Court Judge Emory Palmer accepted a negotiated plea from Timique Slaton, 23, related to the murder investigations of Kenneth Michael Spice and Derrick Alford in 2015.
Read more here... [Newnan Times-Herald]

Woman pleads guilty to cutting roommate
November 15, 2016
A Troup County woman who allegedly stabbed her roommate with a knife pleaded guilty to two counts of aggravated assault in a Superior Courtroom on Tuesday.
Read more here... [LaGrange Daily News]

Shooter pleads guilty before trial
November 14, 2016
Instead of placing his fate in the hands of a jury, Coby Harden pleaded guilty to shooting and killing a man Monday morning in a Troup County Superior Courtroom.
Read more here... [LaGrange Daily News]

Luckie Odis Miller Convicted of Aggravated Child Molestation, Aggravated Sexual Battery, and Child Molestation
November 14, 2016
The District Attorney announces the conviction of Luckie Odis Miller following a guilty verdict in Carroll County Superior Court on October 3, 2016. The jury convicted the defendant of Aggravated Child Molestation, Aggravated Sexual Battery, and Child Molestation after a trial lasting a week and a half....
Download the entire Press Release here.

Man found guilty of beating girlfriend with a shotgun, hammer, and his feet
November 4, 2016
A Troup County jury deliberated six hours on Friday before announcing Eddie James Huguley, 42, guilty of beating his girlfriend with a shotgun, hammer and his feet.
Read more here... [LaGrange Daily News]

Man sentenced to life behind bars
October 24, 2016
A man found guilty of shooting and killing his friend in the parking lot of a liquor store will now start serving a life sentence with the possibility of parole....
Read more here... [LaGrange Daily News]

Sharpsburg man gets life sentence for sexual assault of a child
August 10, 2016
A man accused of a horrific sexual assault of a 12-year-old girl was sentenced to life in prison. On Wednesday afternoon, Shalin Ren Payne pled guilty in...
Read more here... [Newnan Times Herald]

Backpacks 4 Kids
July 1, 2016
For the month of July the District Attorney's Office is spearheading a program called Backpacks 4 Kids in collaboration with other government agencies and organizations throughout the Coweta Judicial Circuit (Carroll, Coweta, Heard, Meriwether, and Troup Counties). This program will supply elementary schools within the Circuit with backpacks and school supplies to be provided to children in need who cannot otherwise afford them. Read more about this program on the official Facebook page for Backpacks 4 Kids.

Backpacks 4 Kids set to help local students [Newnan Times Herald]
DAs collecting school supplies for children [LaGrange Daily News]
District attorney's office to provide school supplies [Times-Georgian]
Backpacks 4 Kids Drive Kicks Off In July [Troup County News]

DA appointed to state council
July 4, 2016
Coweta Judicial Circuit District Attorney Peter Skandalakis has a new title to add to his long list of accomplishments.
Skandalakis was appointed in early June to serve as a member of the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council of Georgia or CJCC said Charles Spahos, executive director of the Prosecuting Attorneys' Council.
Skandalakis was nominated to the Council by the Department of Public Safety.
"Pete is an excellent addition to the Council," said Spahos. "His experience and leadership in prosecution and criminal justice are unparalleled, and I know he will serve this post with great honor."
Read more here... [LaGrange Daily News]

Man pleads to role in armed robbery scam
July 12, 2016
The third man accused of helping rob people at gunpoint through a local website pleaded guilty Monday afternoon in Troup County Superior Court.
Read more here... [LaGrange Daily News]

Coweta Judicial Circuit
Phone Numbers

Carroll Office: (770) 830-2171
Coweta Office: (770) 254-7300
Heard Office: (706) 675-0955
Meriwether Office: (706) 672-1302
Troup Office: (706) 298-3708

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