Case Update: Caleb Hooten

Case Update: Caleb Hooten On Tuesday, October 10, 2023, Caleb Hooten was shot by a Peach County Deputy. That matter was investigated by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and brought to the Macon Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s Office in January 2024 for review....

DA Howard Announces 2024 Focus: #HowardEncouragingAction

Each year, DA Howard selects a hashtag that symbolizes the collective effort needed to enhance our community and make it a better and safer place. In 2021, we celebrated #ChangingTheFaceOfJustice, with DA Howard’s first year as the first female, African-American...

Response to Media Inquiry

On Tuesday, December 12, 2023, I sent a letter to the chairman of the Macon Water Authority requesting the investigative report developed by David Cooke. Ideally, this report whether complete or not, should have been sent to the sheriff and me immediately so we could...

State vs. Cheylana White

Crawford County, Georgia. Cheylana White, 22, pled Guilty to Malice Murder earlier this afternoon in Crawford Superior Court for the shooting death of Daniel Jones, 52, in his own home. The State had been ready to proceed to trial on this case on December 4, 2023,...

A Measure of Justice for Molestation Victims

Crawford County, Georgia. On December 1, 2023, Michael Elsasser, 62, pled Guilty in Crawford County Superior Court to three counts of Child Molestation stemming from an investigation involving a pattern of abuse over several years, multiple victims, and multiple...

Brother Kills Brother—A Family’s Nightmare

Macon, Georgia. On November 27, 2023, James L. Card, 23, pled Guilty to Voluntary Manslaughter and Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon for the shooting death of his brother, Marquez Card, after the State announced Ready for trial which was slated to begin the...