Crime

Arrests in separate kidnapping, molestation cases

An investigation that began in October concerning two women who kidnapped and robbed an elderly north Fayette woman after claiming to be police officers has resulted in one arrest. In another case, an Ashburn man has been charged with aggravated child molestation.

Paula Aurelia Youngblood, 55, of Birmingham, Ala., has been charged with impersonating an officer, kidnapping and robbery, according to Fayette County Sheriffs Office spokesperson Brent Rowan. Read More»

Richardson indicted for shooting arrows into Brooks horse

Fayette County Justice Center in Fayetteville, Ga. where grand jury indicted suspect. Photo/Staff.

The Fayette County Grand Jury has returned a true bill of indictment against 17-year-old Jeremy Ryan Richardson in the arrow attack on a horse at a Bankstown Road farm in Brooks in early January. Read More»

3-year-old taken from Tyrone home, dad arrested

An Alabama man was arrested on charges of kidnapping after removing his 3 year-old biological daughter from her mother’s home in Tyrone Feb. 24 and taking her to the home of relatives in Alabama. The child was returned to her mother unharmed.

Tyrone Police spokesperson Steve Lafferty said Jeremy Nicholas McCart, 24, of Glencoe, Alabama, was in Tyrone at the home of his wife on Feb. 24, where the two were apparently trying to work out their problems. Read More»

19 year-old arrested in high school robbery

A 19 year-old Fayetteville man has been charged with robbery in a March 3 incident at the ball fields at Fayette County High School. Read More»

Arrest made in Fayetteville post office robbery

U.S. Postal Inspectors have arrested one of two men believed to have robbed a contract truck driver at the Fayetteville Post Office Jan. 29.
Anthony Maddox was arrested Feb. 18, said Postal Inspector Yulanda Burns.

Inspectors are still working to arrest the other person involved in the case. Read More»

Cop Reports 3/03/10

The following arrests were reported by local law enforcement agencies for the past week. All persons are considered innocent until proven guilty: Read More»

Abduction suspect not identified yet

Sketch has led to numerous tips but none have led to assailant

Fayette sheriff’s detectives are still following up on leads from a possible child abduction attempt at the Landmark mobile home community off Milam Road Feb. 17.

Last week’s distribution of a sketch depicting the assailant has resulted in leads being generated from all over Georgia, but so far none have panned out to identify him, officials said.

“We are checking every single lead we get,” said Inv. Brent Rowan of the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office. Read More»

PTC cops bust man selling 'hot' car parts

PTC cops bust man selling 'hot' car parts

A posting on Craigslist helped Peachtree City police nab a Williamson man suspected of stealing a car from the Braelinn Village shopping center Dec. 8, police said.

Clayton Phillip Ward, 22, was arrested Friday after he met with undercover detectives in an attempt to sell the vehicle’s ... Read More»

Gunman robs Fayetteville Lane Bryant

Fayetteville police are investigating the armed robbery of the Lane Bryant store at the Fayette Pavilion early Sunday evening.

The assailant apparently posed as a customer, placing clothing on the counter before pulling out a gun and demanding money along with the employees’ cellphones, police said. Read More»

Doctor guilty on sex charges

Decatur resident and former Grady Hospital doctor Adam Wayne Lebowitz has been convicted by a federal jury of sex crimes that stemmed from a 2006 investigation by the Coweta County Sheriff’s Office after receving a complaint from a 15 year-old male and his mother.
The 50 year-old Lebowitz was found guilty of one count of producing child pornography and one count of attempting to coerce and entice a minor to engage in unlawful sex acts. Read More»

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