The Georgia Court of Appeals recently affirmed the judgement of Joshua Reed Benson. Benson was convicted after a jury trial in April, 2019 of the offenses of Trafficking Methamphetamine and Possession of a Schedule II Controlled Substance. Benson was sentenced after the trial to thirty-three (33) years with the first twenty (20) years to be served in the Department of Corrections, $200,000.00 fine and fees, and other special conditions of probation.
Long lines make excellent audiences!!! Jones County Victims' Advocate Nancy Gordon took advantage of the long voting lines here at the Jones County Government Center to educate our citizens that October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and passed out bracelets reading "Love Shouldn't Hurt!"
It is our honor to announce that one of our own, Brent Cochran, has been named Assistant District Attorney of the year by the District Attorney's Association of Georgia. Brent currently works in our Wilkinson and Jasper County offices. He is a great guy and always goes out of his way to help others. We are blessed to have Brent as a part of our team.
This October, the Jones County District Attorney's Office of the Ocmulgee Judicial Circuit is raising awareness to domestic violence in the community. We specifically want to highlight those who are currently dealing with and have survived violent behaviors of verbal, mental, physical, financial, and sexual abuse from members of their own household.
YOU DO NOT STAND ALONE in Jones County. We are here for YOU and want you to know that you DO NOT deserve a life of abuse. Rea