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.


Henry County man sentenced to life for killing friend

 MCDONOUGH, GA – A Henry County man was sentenced to serve life in prison after a jury convicted him of shooting and killing his 24-year-old best friend. A Henry County jury returned a guilty verdict Tuesday evening against Princeton Mitchell-Johnson, 27, on two counts of felony murder and one count each of aggravated assault, possession...

Gang member sentenced for drug distribution

MCDONOUGH, GA – A Henry County man was sentenced to 25 years with the first 15 years in prison after he was found trying to flush a large amount of marijuana down a hotel toilet. Josef Lee Elgers, 28, of McDonough was convicted Tuesday of one count each of possession of marijuana with intent to...

Armed robber sentenced in Stockbridge hair salon robbery 

MCDONOUGH, GA – A Florida man was sentenced to 40 years with the first 25 years in prison after he held two women and a child at gunpoint outside a Stockbridge hair salon.  Yadley Girard, 31, pleaded guilty Monday in Henry County Superior Court to charges of armed robbery, hijacking a motor vehicle, aggravated assault, possession...