F'ville cops arrest burglary suspects

The Fayetteville Police Department Wednesday arrested two people for a reported residential burglary in the city.

On May 26 the Fayetteville Police Department received a 911 call of a possible burglary. Police stopped a car leaving a home on Annelle Park Drive, said department spokesperson Steve Crawshaw. Items from a previous burglary were found in the car along with two guns, Crawshaw said.

Crawshaw said Leander Jamaal Purdom, 19, and Deangelo Vetrail Gaines, 19, both from Jonesboro, were arrested. Both are being charged with burglary, attempted burglary, and two counts of possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, according to Crawshaw. Further charges may be pending, Crawshaw added.

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Pictures ... where are the pictures?

Since we can’t see the faces of these two industrious young men, should we just assume the “black males wearing dark pants and hoodies” portion of the police description?

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Media Policy

Most responsible media post pictures/descriptions in order to assist with 'catching' suspects. Due to outstanding police work - suspects caught! You know what they say about those who 'assume'.

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Media Policy????

Yes, let's thank God for the "responsible media". There is no need to describe someone who has committed a crime and had the misfortune of being caught. This might cause someone to take some facts of "who actually committed said crime" and from that spawn some sort of biased opinions on criminal demographics. You don't want anyone noticing repeating patterns or anything....

If you are worried about being described in a newspaper after committing a crime, there is a foolproof solution. Quit robbing, burglarizing, stealing, shoplifting, raping and murdering....and your name and description will not appear in the newspaper, no matter what color you happen to be.

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Thanks for your input. Statistics regarding demographics will make it clear who is committing crimes in our county. Are you suggesting that a persons 'color' may denote that they have committed a crime?

Quit robbing, burglarizing, stealing, shoplifting, raping and murdering....and your name and description will not appear in the newspaper, no matter what color you happen to be

I don't think The Citizen, an example of responsible media, publishes the 'color' of a person who has committed a crime or been arrested in our county - only their name and the crime for which they have been arrested. Right? A picture of a suspect who is wanted for a crime is pretty descriptive and often assists with apprehension. Right?
A lot of persons in our county are arrested for DUI, child molestation, failure to pay child support, driving without a license, shoplifting, etc. Right? I've never found the need to know what those listed as arrested look like. To assume that those who are arrested are a certain color is your issue.

A previous concern was regarding those who assumed that all citizens who robbed/committed crime in our county were ‘black’. I think that most bloggers here have made it quite clear they want criminals apprehended, regardless of color. I know you don’t have a problem with that. Right?

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"Are you suggesting that a persons 'color' may denote that they have committed a crime?"

No. Is this another amateurish attempt to put words in my mouth or to paint me as a racist, as you so love to do here? My post was pretty straightforward and really should not require interpretation. Right?

"I don't think The Citizen, an example of responsible media, publishes the 'color' of a person who has committed a crime or been arrested in our county - only their name and the crime for which they have been arrested. Right? A picture of a suspect who is wanted for a crime is pretty descriptive and often assists with apprehension. Right? A lot of persons in our county are arrested for DUI, child molestation, failure to pay child support, driving without a license, shoplifting, etc. Right?

Were these trick questions? If not, yes, yes and yes. The point was, people who commit these crimes probably care less about being described in the newspaper than certain people who have a particular sensitivity to certain races being portrayed negatively. Actual demographics speak for themselves, without regard to any sensitivity.

"I've never found the need to know what those listed as arrested look like. To assume that those who are arrested are a certain color is your issue."

Actually, lots of people make assumptions based on available information. If you recall, the poster you originally were attempting to chide was asking if we should assume the suspects were black. Reading the news story, my WAG would be that might have been based on the suspects names. My further guess is lots of people assumed the same thing. Again, the point was....if you don't want assumptions made on what color you might be if you commit a crime (and further extrapolations made from there), don't break the law. Simple.

"A previous concern was regarding those who assumed that all citizens who robbed/committed crime in our county were ‘black’."

No serious person believes only blacks commit crime in our county. At the same time, no serious person ignores reality either.

"I think that most bloggers here have made it quite clear they want criminals apprehended, regardless of color. I know you don’t have a problem with that. Right?

As kids would say, duh....

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Thanks for your clarification. I announced long ago I was here to discuss 'race'. I've learned a lot from the discussion - and moved on. However, when I find others who are not as serious as you claim to be, I do ask for clarification. There are many here who don't even comment anymore - but thanks again.

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Poor DeAngelo! *chuckle*

Before he marked his myspace page private, "angel" was looking at doing 90 days if he didn't come up with $150 by the end of the month. I suspect he's looking at doing a lot more than 90 days now.

His likes: "rapin drawlin and females staying in shap and most of all boxing yow boys a champ all day baby. plus belive it or not i like writing poems."

(I'm hoping he meant "rapping")

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"rapin" /.rappin

Occasionally Sniffy, just occasionally, you come up with a really good post. This is indeed that time. As for what he really meant to say about rapin / rappin, I think that a young 19 YO poet in the big house is sure about to learn the difference between the two activities. For all of it's (many) faults, the Griffin Judicial Circuit is stll tough on criminals.

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Again, KUDOS to FPD!

We are most fortunate to have a force like the Fayette Police Department, and the Fayette County Sheriff's Department. Kudos to FPD for another superb performance.

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ATTA BOY!

I heard it on the radio is it went down. The call came out and there was two cars on the scene within 30 seconds! Gotta love it!
Maybe next time these Jonesboro boys will take a few minutes and see that the Police station is less than a mile away!
Bless their hearts!

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Fayette County Protectors

Thank you! It is your expertise that keeps us safe (and alert citizens!) - not just the lack of public transportation!