Crime

Heavy equipment theft ring busted in S. Fayette

Heavy equipment theft ring busted in S. Fayette

More than $2 million in property now recovered and two more arrests made

A “routine patrol” for the Fayette County sheriff’s helicopter Tuesday netted more than $2 million in stolen heavy equipment that had been taken from “numerous” Georgia jurisdictions Read More»

Attorney gets 5 years for bilking clients

Geoff Slade Sr. admits to taking $647,000 from client funds

A Fayetteville attorney who bilked his clients of more than $647,000 was sentenced Tuesday to five years in prison and an additional 25 years probation.
Howard Geoffrey “Geoff” Slade Sr., 62, pled guilty to all 12 counts he was charged with, all but two being theft by taking while acting in a fiduciary capacity. The remaining two were theft by taking charges. Read More»

Second woman arrested for impersonating officer, robbing woman

A second arrest has been made in connection with Oct. 7, 2009 incident where two women impersonating undercover officers prompted an elderly north Fayette County woman to give them $3,700 from her bank account.

Katina Jetuan Jones, 39, of Birmingham, Ala., was arrested May 15 and was booked into the Fayette County Jail on charges of impersonating a police officer, kidnapping and robbery, according to sheriff’s spokesperson Brent Rowan. Read More»

Detectives arrest 3 in 1 week for identity fraud

Fayette County sheriff’s investigators arrested three people in one week for identity fraud crimes, the sheriff’s office has announced.

Chevell Chamberlyn, 30, of Atlanta, was arrested May 7 for making unauthorized transactions with the victim’s bank account Nove 16, 2009, deputies said. Read More»

Coweta criminal cases increase, but lower than Carroll or Troup

A part of the recent budget submission by Coweta County District Attorney Pete Skandalakis to the Coweta County Commission included the category and number of criminal cases opened by his office during 2008 and 2009 across the Coweta Judicial Circuit. Coweta and the circuit as a whole saw some increase in such cases, but Coweta ranked below Carroll and Troup counties in the total number of cases.
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Arson, murder charges dismissed against PTC couple

Evidence from fire scene not provided to prosecutors

.Fayette County prosecutors have dropped all charges against Scott and Valerie Dahlman Read More»

Police reports May 4-10

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’ Office
Tuesday, May 4 - Monday, May 10
Dwight Kevin Allen, 33, of Atlanta Street, Powder Springs, for probation violation.
Breanna Leigh Bedgood, 18, of White Oak Way, Fayetteville, for giving false statements.
Jose Guadalupe Cacerez, 33, of Locke Street, Palmetto, for failure to appear.
Philip Timothy Cornish, 24, of Glenn Street, Atlanta, for no license. Read More»

Traffic stop nets small amount of cocaine

The failure by an Atlanta man May 6 to stop at a stop sign at White Road and Heritage Lake Drive resulted in drug charges for three grams of cocaine and less than an ounce of marijuana.

Justin J. Shealy, 20, was charged with failure to stop at a stop sign, less than an ounce of marijuana and possession of cocaine with intent to distribute for the three grams of suspected cocaine in two small bags found in his center console, said Fayetteville Police spokesperson Steve Crawshaw. Read More»

Man arrested for pointing gun at PTC Taco Bell

A “very minor” dispute outside the Peachtree City Taco Bell Saturday afternoon escalated to the point where a Locust Grove man pulled an air pellet type handgun and pointed it at four people, police said.

Jermal Thomas, 17, of Kings Cove, Locust Grove, was arrested for four counts of aggravated assault, police said.

The Airsoft-type gun is designed to shoot plastic pellets, not bullets, but the charges were necessary because Thomas portrayed it to be a real handgun and pointed it in an offensive nature, police said. Read More»

Police reports, Apr. 27-May 3

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, April 27 - Monday, May 3
Cristina Badillo-Carbajal, 34, of Rampart Lane, Fayetteville, for seatbelt violation (3) and no license.
Ted Louis Campbell, 35, of Leafwood Court, Riverdale, for probation violation.
William Walton Hogg, 32, of Nicholas Trail, Marietta, for DUI alcohol, lane violation, duty to stop when striking a fixed object, open container, driver to drive on right side of road. Read More»

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