A Hancock county jury convicted Diante Lamont Thompson today, after a hour of deliberations, for the murder of Bobby Jermaine Ricks. The evidence showed that Thompson worked with other Blood gang members in Hancock State Prison in causing Ricks death by stabbing.
On October 21, 2019, the Supreme Court of Georgia upheld the 2017 murder conviction of Frank Don Causey. Frank Don Causey was convicted of murdering Lydia Huggins Ivanditti in her Eatonton home on December 2, 2016. The case was prosecuted by District Attorney Stephen A. Bradley and his assistant T. Wright Barksdale.
On October 11, 2019, the Jones County District Attorney's Office hosted a Domestic Violence Awareness Banquet. We, and other community leaders, gathered with members of the community to discuss and bring awareness about domestic violence. In hopes to make people understand that Domestic Violence is real and it occurs everywhere, we discussed cases that hit close to home- cases from Jones County and other surrounding Counties in our Judicial Circuit. We would like to give a sp