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Clayton County Sheriff's Office, GA
Sunday November 15th, 2020 :: 01:27 p.m. EST


SHERIFF VICTOR HILL’S Elite PANTHER Unit Arrests Domestic Violence Criminal Who Tried To Burn His Mother’s Home Down

On September 15, 2020, Khanh Pham came home high on methamphetamine asking his mother for money for more drugs. Once Pham was told no, he began having a temper tantrum. Pham threatened he would burn the house down. To make good on his promise Pham retrieved some newspaper and attempted to burn the house down. The small fire was extinguished and Pham became further upset and began fighting his little brother. Clayton County Police were called to the scene and Pham was arrested for Criminal Damage to property, Reckless conduct, Terroristic threats/acts, and Battery.

Pham bonded out of jail this past Friday and was ordered in his condition of bond not to return to his Mother’s house that he attempted to burn.  Pham returned to the home despite the judges order.  Not only did he return, he brought some methamphetamine and began smoking in the house and fell asleep.  The Elite Panther Unit was made aware of Pham’s unlawful return and responded to the residence.   Members of the elite squad woke Pham from his peaceful slumber in handcuffs.  Pham is now facing the wall of at Georgia’s toughest para-military jail better known as ”The Hill-ton."


The 3 time award winning elite "PANTHER” Unit was created by Sheriff Victor Hill in his first term with the pro-active mission of combating domestic violence by “stalking the stalkers". Because Panthers are regarded for being bold, daring, and silent as it stalks its prey, it became the name and symbol for this elite unit.


Instead of taking the attitude that there is nothing that can be done to proactively prevent domestic violence, The “PANTHER” Unit is designed to ”stalk the stalkers” by placing  those who stalk their victims under surveillance to catch them in the act.  The unit is also tasked with serving domestic violence warrants and restraining orders daily to keep the perpetrators of these types of crimes on the run.  


If you know of anyone who is being stalked or the victim of ongoing domestic violence, please call 770-477-4479, or email the PANTHER Unit's commander Lt. Eddie McGhee at [email protected] to receive assistance.


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