District Attorney

Vic Reynolds

About Vic

Vic Reynolds was born and raised in Rome, Ga., and is a graduate of Floyd County public schools. In 1979 he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from Georgia Southern University, in Statesboro.

After graduating, Vic returned to Rome, where he was in law enforcement for four years. In 1986, Vic graduated from law school at Georgia State University and began prosecuting felony cases as an assistant district attorney in Fulton and Cobb counties. He was a prosecutor in Cobb when he was appointed as Chief Magistrate in 1994. Vic won election to a full term as Chief Magistrate in 1996, earning 72 percent of the vote. As Chief Magistrate, his duties included presiding over the Cobb County Drug Court. He left the bench in 1999 and began practicing criminal-defense law.

In July 2012, Vic was chosen by voters as the Republican nominee for District Attorney of the Cobb Judicial Circuit, and he won the office without opposition in the Nov. 6, 2012, general election.

He and his wife, Holly, who is also from Rome, have two daughters.

Cobb County Cold Case unit is awarded federal grant

Sept. 26, 2014 – Cobb District Attorney Vic Reynolds is pleased to announce that the Cobb County Cold Case Unit has won a federal grant worth nearly a quarter of a million dollars to help finance the unit for 24 months.

The District Attorney’s Office applied for the grant from the U.S. Department of Justice, National Institute of Justice, in May, and was recently notified of the $246,814 award.

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Smyrna man to serve 10 years for injuring Sheriff's deputy

Sept. 16, 2014 ­– Cobb District Attorney Vic Reynolds announces that a Smyrna man will be returning to prison after pleading guilty to assaulting a Sheriff’s deputy, DUI, and other charges.

Joseph Brandon Vanderkooi, 31, admitted that on the afternoon of Oct. 25, 2013, he was driving while under the influence of drugs when his vehicle hit another vehicle near the intersection of Austell and Windy Hill roads and he fled the scene.

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Four defendants facing 3,736 charges in $2 million tax scheme

Aug. 28, 2014 -- Cobb District Attorney Vic Reynolds announces that the Cobb Grand Jury today indicted four people in a massive tax fraud scheme.

Shannon Jay Bradley, 35; Shelronda Kay Bingham, 44; Shanese Machelle Lewis, 42; and Risha Michelle Hardin, 36, are each charged with a total of 3,736 counts in the indictment, including identity fraud, computer theft, computer forgery, burglary, evidence tampering, money laundering, and racketeering.

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Husband is headed back to prison for beating wife

Aug. 22, 2014 – Cobb District Attorney Vic Reynolds announces that a Marietta man convicted – again – of abusing his wife will be sentenced to his fourth stint in state prison.

A Cobb jury deliberated only about two hours late Thursday before convicting Ricky Allen, 39, of family violence battery, aggravated battery, and false imprisonment. The jury acquitted Mr. Allen of kidnapping.

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Cobb ADAs are featured in two legal publications

Aug. 21, 2014 -- Cobb District Attorney Vic Reynolds is pleased to announce that two assistant district attorneys, Chuck Boring and Sherwin K. Figueroa, have been featured in recent publications. ADA Boring was named to the Daily Report's 2014 class of Rising Stars. Meanwhile, ADA Figueroa was featured by UGA Law in its Alumni Spotlight. Click to read more: http://www.dailyreportonline.com/id=1202665821806

‘Santa Claus’ admits stealing tens of thousands of dollars

Aug. 13, 2014 – Cobb District Attorney Vic Reynolds announces that the former manager of the Lake Allatoona Preservation Authority has admitted stealing tens of thousands of dollars from the organization. Ronald Joseph Papaleoni was sentenced to 15 years on probation, and a separate hearing to determine the amount of restitution is scheduled for next month.

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Man who shot two people sentenced to 40 years

Aug. 6, 2014 ­– Cobb District Attorney Vic Reynolds announces that a Cobb man has been sentenced to 40 years after shooting and injuring two people at a house party in March 2013.

William Dennis Devore, 43, pleaded guilty this week to two counts of aggravated assault. Mr. Devore was at a neighbor’s house party on Milford Church Lane on March 31, 2013, when he fired a .22 caliber handgun at the two victims, a male and a female, shortly after an altercation between the female victim and Mr. Devore’s wife.

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Man who molested daughter sentenced to 40 years

Aug. 5, 2014
– Cobb District Attorney Vic Reynolds announces that a Fairburn man has been sentenced to 40 years after being convicted of repeatedly molesting his daughter.

Delano Andres Wright, 44, was indicted on charges of rape, incest, child molestation and cruelty to children for the acts against his daughter, who is now 16. Mr. Wright was not a part of the girl’s life until she was about 10 years old, and the teen testified that Mr. Wright gave her wine and sometimes marijuana, which were signals to her.

“He gave me wine, and I knew it was going to happen,” she testified.

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