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 couple plead guilty to killing roommate, dumping body

MCDONOUGH, GA – A Henry County couple pled guilty Monday in connection to the murder of their Stockbridge roommate. Frank Lawler, 49, and his 62-year-old live-in girlfriend, Evelyn York, were both sentenced to prison. Lawler was sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole after he entered a guilty plea to charges of...

Henry County man pleads guilty to killing pregnant teen and her boyfriend

MCDONOUGH, GA – A McDonough man will serve life in prison for killing a pregnant teenager and her boyfriend in a car just hours before Thanksgiving in 2019. Aljanon Antwan Joyner, 20, entered a guilty plea Wednesday in Henry County Superior Court to charges of malice murder, felony murder, feticide, aggravated assault, armed robbery, possession...

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...