District Attorney
Peter J. Skandalakis
Welcome to the website for the District Attorney of the Coweta Judicial Circuit. If we can be of any assistance to you, or if you have been a victim or a witness of a crime and have any questions, please feel free to contact us.

- Pete Skandalakis


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]

Mother found guilty of child abuse
April 22, 2016
It took a Troup County Superior Court jury less than two hours Thursday afternoon to unanimously decide Aerka LaShaun Jones was guilty on the charge of first degree child abuse.
Read more here... [Lagrange Daily News]

Repeat offender sentenced for assault
April 15, 2016
A man accused of pointing a gun at a taxi cab driver and threatening her pleaded guilty Monday afternoon in Troup County Superior Court.
Read more here... [Lagrange Daily News]

Meth mom sentenced to 17 years, no probation
April 3, 2016
Jazmen Nicole Hazelrigs was sentenced to serve 17 years with no probation for her role in the sudden death of her 4-month-old child last summer.
Read more here... [Newnan Times Herald]

Assault on inmate leads to gang charges on man awaiting federal trial
April 2, 2016
An inmate accused of assaulting another inmate at the Coweta County Jail will now face additional prison time. It took the jury only a few hours Friday to find Douglas Dukes guilty of aggravated battery and in violation of the gang act for the role he played in the assault of fellow inmate, Sean Staples.
Read more here... [Newnan Times Herald]

'There is a gang crisis'
April 1, 2016
When Rashaad Quantez Garrett, 22, was sentenced to 55 years behind bars March 24 in a Troup County Superior Courtroom, it was a major victory for the Assistant District Attorney's and prosecutors within the local office of the Coweta Judicial Circuit.
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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