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About the District Attorney

John Melvin, Acting Cobb District Attorney

John Melvin grew up in metro Atlanta and has been a prosecutor since 1995. He joined the Cobb DA's Office in 2013 to lead the White Collar and Elder Abuse units. As of Feb. 18, 2019, he is the acting District Attorney, succeeding Vic Reynolds, who was appointed as Director of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. Mr. Melvin will serve until Gov. Kemp appoints a new District Attorney.

Jesse Evans, Chief Assistant District Attorney

Jesse Evans was raised in Cobb County and earned his law degree at Mercer University in Macon. He became an Assistant DA in Cobb in 2001, and since 2006 has been the Major Crimes/Homicide prosecutor. Mr. Evans was promoted from Deputy Chief to Chief ADA in 2016.

Susan Treadaway, Chief Assistant District Attorney

Susan Treadaway earned her law degree at Georgia State University and has spent her entire legal career in prosecution. She has prosecuted a variety of crimes to include racketeering, murder, rape, physical and sexual abuse of children, and human trafficking, and has lead the prosecution team in several notable cases. Ms. Treadaway was recognized as Assistant District Attorney of the Year for the Cobb Judicial Circuit in 2015.

Chuck Boring, Deputy Chief Assistant District Attorney

Chuck Boring earned his law degree at Georgia State University and has been a prosecutor since 2000. He heads the Special Victims Unit in the Cobb DA’s Office, focusing on murder, rape, physical and sexual abuse of children, internet facilitated crimes against children, and human trafficking cases. In 2017, he was named Prosecutor of the Year for the state of Georgia by the Prosecuting Attorneys’ Council of Georgia. 

Jason Saliba, Deputy Chief Assistant District Attorney

Jason Saliba earned his law degree at Emory University in Atlanta and supervises prosecutors for the Marietta Cobb Smyrna Organized Crime Task Force. He chairs the American Bar Association Parole/ Probation Committee and has served as a legal observer for the Guantanamo terrorism proceedings. Mr. Saliba serves as chair-elect of the board of liveSAFE Resources and as vice chair of the Smyrna Downtown Development Authority.