About the District Attorney's Office

The Henry County District Attorney’s Office prosecutes all felony crimes that occur in Henry County (the Flint Judicial Circuit). This includes violations of law that occur in unincorporated Henry County, as well as the cities of McDonough, Stockbridge, Hampton and Locust Grove. District Attorney Darius Pattillo and his staff are committed to the highest ethical and professional standards while working to bring justice to the State of Georgia. This includes thoroughly investigating all felony cases, presenting cases to the Grand Jury, and prosecuting all felony cases through both pleas and trials in the Henry County Superior Court.

The office is comprised of several assistant district attorneys, investigators, victim advocates and legal assistants. The victim advocates are tasked with ensuring that victims of crimes receive up-to-date information on their cases, as well as understand the criminal justice process.

The District Attorney’s Juvenile Division seeks to rehabilitate youthful offenders in Juvenile Court. The District Attorney’s Office also represents the State of Georgia in all criminal convictions that are appealed to the Georgia Court of Appeals and the Georgia Supreme Court. In addition, the office is tasked with prosecuting parents of children who fail to pay child support, as well managing asset forfeiture cases for the State of Georgia.


Stockbridge child molester sentenced to life

MCDONOUGH, GA – A Henry County man will spend his life in prison for molesting two children, including a disabled teenager. Everett Howard, 46, entered a guilty plea in Henry County Superior Court today to charges of aggravated sodomy, child molestation, and other sexual abuse charges. As part of the plea, he was sentenced to...

Child molester to serve 20 years in prison

MCDONOUGH, GA – A Henry County jury returned a guilty verdict against Kenneth Slappey for molesting a 14-year-old girl. Henry County Superior Court Judge Pandora E. Palmer sentenced Slappey to 30 years with the first 20 years to be served in prison. Slappey, 29, of College Park, also must register as a sex offender for...

Hampton man guilty in deadly drunk driving crash

MCDONOUGH, GA – A Henry County man will serve 15 years in prison for driving drunk and killing a man in a fiery crash. A Henry County jury returned a guilty verdict Thursday night against Andre Denson, 41, of Hampton, on charges of homicide by vehicle in the first degree, two counts of driving under...