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.

‘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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Internships offer insight into prosecution process

July 17, 2014 – More than 20 law-school and college students have spent the summer of 2014 interning in the Cobb District Attorney’s Office.

Under District Attorney Vic Reynolds, the office provides competitive internships in the law, investigations, and victim-witness assistance sections.

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Cobb DA's office creates apprenticeship with Emory Law

Cobb District Attorney Vic Reynolds announces that his office has established an apprentice program with the Emory Law School Center for Advocacy and Dispute Resolution.

The program will allow recent graduates of Emory and other law schools to work in the Cobb DA's Office for up to a year, gaining experience in criminal prosecution. Apprentices will investigate facts, interview witnesses, prepare indictments, argue bond and other pre-trial motions, negotiate plea agreements and assist in trials of felony cases.

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New law library at KSU named for Cobb ADA's father

KENNESAW -- The Joe R. Edwards Law Library at Kennesaw State University was officially unveiled on April 24. The library, part of the College of Continuing and Professional Education, includes more than 2,000 books worth approximately $35,000 and is a resource for students in the Legal Research and Writing classes.

Mr. Edwards' son, Dick Edwards, is an assistant district attorney in the appellate division of the Cobb DA's Office and, since 2008, has been a Paralegal instructor at KSU.

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