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.


Sex offender convicted of molesting again in McDonough

MCDONOUGH, GA – An Ohio sex offender was sentenced to 80 years today after he came to Henry County and molested a third child. Henry County Superior Court Judge Holly W. Veal found William Freeman guilty of four counts of child molestation today after a bench trial. Following the verdict, the judge sentenced Freeman to...

Henry County man convicted of molesting teen

MCDONOUGH, GA – A Henry County man will spend the rest of his life in prison after he sexually abused a teenager at a family birthday party. A Henry County jury returned a guilty verdict Monday against Anthony Lamar McCaskill Jr., 41, on two counts of aggravated sexual battery and one count of child molestation....

Stockbridge man convicted in motel murder

MCDONOUGH, GA – A Stockbridge man will spend life in prison for killing a man he just met during an attempted robbery at a Henry County motel. Irvin “Redlight” Torian, 28, appeared before Henry County Superior Court Judge Holly W. Veal on Wednesday and was sentenced to life without parole plus five years in prison....