Category: Crime


ATLANTA – Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John F. King announced today that a warrant has been issued for the arrest of Tacarra Gant, 26, for one count of Insurance Fraud and one count of Forgery in the 1st Degree. Ms. Gant is wanted in connection with a Henry County Case. “Our Criminal Investigations Division […]

On Common Ground NewsFebruary 16, 2021

The DeKalb County Police Department(DKPD) released seven of the 11 people  who were taken into custody after the burglary of a Publix pharmacy on Valentine’s Day. Authorities said in a news release that after further investigation, the following individuals were arrested and charged: Steven Finney (Obstruction) Demetrius Height (Obstruction) Deangelo Harris (Obstruction) Antwone Owens(Possession of […]

On Common Ground NewsFebruary 1, 2021

  Atlanta rapper “Silento” Ricky Hawk, 23, was arrested today (Feb. 1) for the murder of Frederick Rooks, 34. DeKalb County Police Department detectives identified Hawk as Rooks’ cousin. On Jan.21, at approximately 3:30 a.m., police investigated a shooting after Rooks was found on Jan. 21, at approximately 3:30 a.m. in the roadway on Deep […]

On Common Ground NewsJanuary 28, 2021

The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office Fugitive Unit is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a murder suspect. A Felony Murder warrant has been issued for 32 year-old Stone Mountain, Georgia resident Michael Blair Stewart in connection with the December 5, 2020 shooting death of 31 year-old Stone Mountain resident Jireh Kharnplay Morris on Bouldercrest […]

On Common Ground NewsJanuary 27, 2021

  The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office Fugitive Unit, working with the DeKalb County Marshals Office and the Brookhaven Police Department K9 Unit, has arrested a suspect on a Felony Murder charge related to the death of a 19-month-old child in Scottdale, Georgia. Sheriff’s investigators today arrested Kentavious Hardnett, 23, of Scottdale in Stone Mountain. According […]

On Common Ground NewsJanuary 19, 2021

DECATUR-GA—DeKalb County Police Department is seeking the public’s help in finding a pair of suspects who recently robbed two T-Mobile locations during business hours at gunpoint. The most recent armed robbery occurred on Jan. 14, around 4:55 p.m., at 2375 Wesley Chapel Road, Decatur. The two suspects walked into the store, where two female employees […]

On Common Ground NewsJanuary 15, 2021

The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office Fugitive Unit, with the DeKalb County Police Department, has arrested a suspect who allegedly murdered a man and assaulted his sister. Sheriff’s investigators today arrested 20 year-old Jameel Jamaal Stevens of Lawrenceville, Georgia on charges of Murder and Aggravated Assault. According to warrants, Stevens shot Tracie Raymond Hall on Oct. […]

On Common Ground NewsJanuary 5, 2021

  The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office Fugitive Unit, working with the Atlanta Police Department, has arrested a suspect in the murder of a man in Decatur last year. Sheriff’s investigators today(Jan. 5)  arrested Denard Juantez Conyers, 29,  of Atlanta, at an Atlanta residence on charges of Aggravated Assault and Murder in the shooting death of […]

On Common Ground NewsJanuary 4, 2021

DECATUR—The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office reports that today (Jan. 4) it  terminated an employee who violated the agency’s Use of Force policy. Sheriff Melody Maddox said the detention officer was placed on immediate administrative leave on Dec. 30, 2020, following an incident on Dec. 28, 2020 involving excessive uses of force with an inmate. An investigation by the […]

On Common Ground NewsDecember 24, 2020

LITHONIA, GA–Two City of Lithonia police officers  last night arrested Jamal James Nicholl, identified as one of Atlanta’s “Operation Phoenix” most violent offenders after responding to a shots fired call. The incident took place around 6:45 p.m. at a resident located at the intersection of Kelly Street and Dean Court, authorities said. When Canine Officer […]

About us

On Common Ground News is published daily by On Common Ground, Inc (OCGNEWS.COM). The newspaper serves DeKalb, Gwinnett, Rockdale and Metro Atlanta.

The opinions expressed by writers and contributors are not necessarily those of the publisher or the newspaper’s advertisers.

No portion of this newspaper may be reproduced in any form without the written permission of the publisher.

We reserve the right to reject material and advertisements we deem inappropriate.

On Common Ground News
P.O. Box 904
Lithonia, GA 30058

(770) 679-5607

Latest News

Select list(s) to subscribe to

By submitting this form, you are consenting to receive marketing emails from: On Common Ground News, 1240 Sigman Road, Conyers, GA, 30012, You can revoke your consent to receive emails at any time by using the SafeUnsubscribe® link, found at the bottom of every email. Emails are serviced by Constant Contact