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Citizens Getting Concerned

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Not Guilty – Repeat Gun Offender


On February 20, 2024, the District Attorney’s Office was hit with another “Not Guilty” verdict by a jury in Athens-Clarke County. Mr. Marcus Jamar Dowdy was charged with possession of a firearm while on probation for a first-offender felony related to the offense of entering an auto. After the trial where Ms. Gonzalez represented the State of Georgia, the jury only took approximately 15 minutes to find Mr. Dowdy NOT GUILTY.

Interestingly, Mr. Dowdy has other charges in Athens-Clarke County related to even more recent illegal activity with a firearm.

Incident on Sep. 11, 2023

Charges: Possession of Firearm by Felony First Offender, Reckless Conduct, and Tampering with Evidence

Incident on Nov. 22, 2023

Charges: Possession of Sawed-Off Shotgun, Possession of Firearm by Felony First Offender, Tampering with Evidence, Possession of Marijuana

Docket History for Mr. Dowdy in Athens-Clarke County

Can Debra Gonzalez actually keep us safe from dangerous repeat offenders?