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About the District Attorney

John Melvin

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.

Jessie Evans

Jessie 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.