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.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation has announced the arrest of five people in the kidnapping of a N.C. man who was rescued late on April 9, 2014, in Atlanta. The Cobb District Attorney's Office, as well as Cobb County Police, were among the agencies that assisted in the investigation. Read the FBI's release.
The Cobb District Attorney's Office is sponsoring training for law enforcement officers, animal-control officers and prosecutors regarding encounters with animals.
Officers will learn when lethal force may and may not be necessary when dealing with threatening animals, as well as alternatives to lethal force in such situations.
The class will also feature one hour on what prosecutors need in animal-abuse investigations.
Employees of the Cobb District Attorney’s Office recently gathered for an evening of fellowship and fun, as well as to honor several workerswho were selected by their peers.
Gov. Nathan Deal this week held a swearing-in ceremony for Don Geary, Chief Assistant District Attorney in Cobb, who is now also a commissioner on the Georgia Athletic and Entertainment Commission. District Attorney Vic Reynolds accompanied Geary to the Capitol for the ceremony. Geary's term on the GAEC, which is commonly known as the boxing commission, is for four years. He previously chaired the commission.
Jurors took just over two hours on Friday to convict Derrick McLaurence Williams, 32, of malice murder, felony murder and two counts of aggravated assault in the Dec. 5, 2012, death of Finesse Dawson, 33.
March 28, 2014 -- Cobb District Attorney Vic Reynolds announces that a Lawrenceville man has been sentenced to 40 years for molesting a young girl.
Adrian DeShawn Burney, 38, was convicted on March 7 of two counts of child molestation. Mr. Burney had lived with the victim at the time of the acts, which started when the girl was 8 years old and continued over four years.