District Attorney
Peter J. Skandalakis
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- Pete Skandalakis


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...
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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]

Man found guilty in drive-by shooting
June 24, 2016
It took a Troup County Superior Court jury a little over an hour Thursday evening to find a LaGrange man guilty for his part in a drive-by shooting that injured one man inside a duplex in the 300 block of Wilkes Street.
Read more here... [LaGrange Daily News]

Two plead guilty in shooting
June 21, 2016
Two members of the Gangster Disciples street gang pleaded guilty Monday afternoon in Troup County Superior Court for beating and shooting a man they believed was stealing drugs from their gang.
Read more here... [LaGrange Daily News]

Gang members seeing more hard time
June 17, 2016
Negotiated pleas by suspected gang members have resulted in long-term sentences for several local offenders recently. On June 2, Devonte Derelle Jennings pleaded guilty in three separate gang-related cases.
Read more here... [Newnan Times Herald]

Man guilty in armed robberies
June 10, 2016
A man accused of robbing three people at gunpoint by tricking them into meeting him to buy cellphones pleaded guilty Wednesday afternoon in a Troup County Superior Courtroom.
Read more here... [LaGrange Daily News]

Man sentenced to life in molestation case
May 27, 2016
It took 12 Troup County Superior Court jurors less than two hours Thursday to find Celestino "Hector" Acuño-Martinez, 41, of LaGrange, guilty of molesting and raping two young girls.
Read more here... [LaGrange Daily News]

Use of Force and Death Investigation Regarding Chase Sherman
May 20, 2016
On November 20, 2015 Coweta County deputies and emergency medical personnel responded to a 911 caller who informed dispatchers that her son, Chase Sherman, "is freaking out...he is on some kind of drug...." The caller requested the immediate assistance of of law enforcement and stated that she had pulled over on I-85....
Download the entire Press Release here.

DA's office marks Food Frenzy as success
May 4, 2016
The Troup County District Attorney's Office whipped themselves into a food frenzy last week and said the campaign to collect nonperishable items and money for local food banks was a huge success.
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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