Crime

Mom arrested for holding knife to daughter’s throat

A Fayetteville woman was arrested after an April 2 altercation with her daughter during which the she held a knife to the 15-year-old’s throat, police said.
Janis Miles, 42, was charged with aggravated assault with a knife, according to Fayetteville police spokesperson Steve Crawshaw. The daughter called 911 to report the incident, Crawshaw said.

Crawshaw said the two were arguing over flyers or letters that the mother was typing for her daughter. Miles later told officers that during the argument her daughter elbowed her in the stomach, Crawshaw said. Read More»

Police reports Mar. 30-Apr. 5

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

Fayette County Sheriff’s Office
Tuesday, March 30 - Monday, April 5
Quentonio James Anderson, 22, of Hemlock Way, Jonesboro, for drug law violation.
Nicholas Jermaine Ball, 36, of Lake Ridge Parkway, Riverdale, for burglary (2).
Michael Stewart Hollingsworth, 17, of Lake Point Lane, Fayetteville, for drug law violation.
Samuel Elijah Jackson, 19, of Blum Road, Jackson, for theft by taking (3). Read More»

Coweta bank robbery suspect’s photo released

Suspect wanted in connection to the March 15 robbery at the Wachovia Bank on Amlajack Road in Newnan.

The Coweta County Sheriff’s Office has released the photo of the suspect in the March 15 bank robbery at the Wachovia Bank on Amlajcak Road in Newnan. The man is also wanted by MARTA police for a robbery. Read More»

Arson responsible for 10 Newnan fires in 6 months

The southeast side of downtown Newnan has been the site arson fires at 10 vacant homes since October. The city of Newnan has posted a $5,000 reward in an effort to help nab Read More»

Newnan offers reward in beating of 90 year-old woman

The Newnan City Council is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction in the September beating of a 90 year-old woman in her home on Pinson Street.

On September 21 the Newnan Police Department began an investigation into the assault of a 90 year old woman, said Public Information Officer Gina Snider. The woman, who lives alone, was assaulted in her home at 121 Pinson Street. She was found by friends on the morning of Sept. 21 who routinely check on her well being, Snider said. Read More»

College Park man arrested for molesting girls: 12, 15

A College Park man was arrested Saturday for molesting two girls at a home in the Four Seasons mobile home community Feb. 13, sheriff’s deputies said
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Samuel Antonio Mayen, 19, is charged with three counts of child molestation, according to the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office.

The victims, ages 12 and 15, were friends of Mayen, according to sheriff’s spokesperson Brent Rowan.

As of Tuesday afternoon Mayen remained in jail on a $66,000 bond set by a Fayette County magistrate judge.

Police Reports week of Mar. 23-29, 2010

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

Fayette County Sheriff’s Office
Tuesday, March 23 - Monday, March 29
Natecia Ranasha Busby, 17, of Ales Way, Fayetteville, for financial identity fraud (5).
Xavier Dewayne Parker, 22, of Webster Lane, Riverdale, for probation violation.
Alton Grady Barker, 52, of Summerbrook Drive, Atlanta, for probation violation.
Robin Ashley Carey, 22, of Franklin Farms Circle, Fayetteville, for simple battery. Read More»

Newnan offers reward in beating of elderly woman

The Newnan Police Department is asking for the public’s help in finding the person or persons responsible for the beating of an elderly woman.  The Newnan City Council is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction in this case.

On September 21, 2009 the Newnan Police Department began an investigation into the assault of a 90 year old woman. The woman, who lives alone, was assaulted in her home at 121 Pinson Street. She was found by friends on the morning of Sept. 21 who routinely check on her well being. Read More»

Defendant gets life sentence for molestation

Defendant gets life sentence for molestation

A former Union County man will serve two consecutive life sentences following his conviction today for molesting a 15-year-old girl. William Jacob Nutt, 23, was found guilty of aggravated child molestation and aggravated sexual battery. The jury found him not guilty of a third charge of rape. Read More»

Police reports Mar. 16-22

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

Fayette County Sheriff’s Office
Tuesday, March 16 - Monday, March 22
Decil Eugene Cofield, 43, of Fleming Cove Drive, Hampton, for child abandonment.
Marlon Shelton Gibson, 24, of Tanglweood Lane, Forest Park, for burglary.
Jose Perez Lopez, 49, of Tall Deer Drive, Fairburn, for no license.
Richard Dean Menefee, 36, of Peartree Court, Riverdale, for marijuana less than one ounce. Read More»

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