Crime

Cop Reports 021710

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
Friday, Feb. 5-Monday, Feb. 8
Kasey Ann Bunch, 30, of Sherwood Road, Fayetteville for possession of drug-related objects.
Earnest Charles Cannon, 53, of Brandonburg Way, Fayetteville for interference with child custody.
Teresa Anita Cannon, 52, of Brandonburg Way, Fayetteville for interference with child custody.
Gregory Ellis Dent, 48, of River Mist Drive, Jonesboro for DUI. Read More»

Fayette Co. news publisher arrested for embezzlement

The most recent publisher of the Fayette County News is facing two felony charges for taking money and property from his previous employer in North Carolina, police said.

Scott Allen Williamson was arrested by Fayette County sheriff’s deputies Feb. 5 after warrants were issued for his arrest by the Tarboro, N.C. police department. Read More»

Boxer Holyfield accused of striking wife

The wife of professional boxer Evander Holyfield is asking for a temporary protective order, claiming he assaulted her the night of Feb. 1.
In a court filing dated Feb. 3, Candi Holyfield said her husband “hit me in the face, the back of my head twice and in my back” during a quarrel between the two inside their north Fayette home. Read More»

F’ville post office installs safety fixes after robbery

Postal inspectors are continuing to investigate the Jan. 29 robbery of a postal truck driver at the Fayetteville Post Office.

Meanwhile, postal officials have corrected several “areas of vulnerability” that were revealed by a risk assessment in the wake of the robbery, said Postal Inspector Yulanda Burns.

“Any vulnerable areas that we did find were corrected for the safety of our postal employees and the safety of our customers,” Burns said. Read More»

3 F’ville IHOP parking lot robbers caught quickly

Armed robbers in the IHOP restaurant parking lot in Fayetteville Sunday night did not make it out of town before being nabbed by police. Two men and a woman were arrested after their vehicle was spotted by an officer on the way to the scene.

Twenty-six-year-old Dandre N. Pottninger of Hampton, 26-year-old Zakee S. Tolbert of Riverdale and 21-year-old Debrona Zyethia Freeman of Lithonia were all charged with robbery, possession of a handgun during the commission of a felony and possession of less than an ounce of marijuana, according to Fayetteville Police spokesperson Steve Crawshaw. Read More»

Cop Reports 021010

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

Fayetteville Police
Tuesday, Feb. 2 - Monday, Feb. 8
Jamal Rashad Sims, 20, of Glenwoods Drive, Riverdale, for possession of alcohol by a minor, liquor law violation and traffic offense.
Trevor Robert Wheaton, 21, of Rex Road, Ellenwood, for traffic offenses (3).
juvenile, 16. Riverdale, for shoplifting.
Martin Jesus Lopez, 18, of Sharon Drive, Riverdale, for traffic offense. Read More»

PTC police catch shoplifting suspect

A dash across the railroad tracks didn’t stop a shoplifter from Walmart from being caught by Peachtree City police Wednesday morning.

The suspect, identified as Fabian Good, 40, of Newnan was apprehended behind the IHOP restaurant after a brief foot chase, police said. Good stolen DVDs from the store and fled on foot from Walmart loss prevention officers initially, police said.

Good was charged with theft by shoplifting, driving with a suspended license and driving with a cancelled auto registration. Read More»

Law dog bites crime, gets barefoot burglar

Fayette sheriff’s detectives have arrested five Clayton County youths for burglarizing a home in the Hampstead Heath subdivision off Ga. Highway 314 North early Monday afternoon.

A witness alerted 911 to suspicious activity in the area and the first responding deputy was able to arrest one of the suspects in a turquoise Camaro at the subdivision’s entrance off Hwy. 314, said sheriff’s Det. Brian Lee. Another suspect fled the car on foot — barefoot — into the woods, Lee said. Read More»

$25,000 reward in postal robbery

The United States Postal Service is offering a $25,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of two men who robbed a postal service contract truck driver at the Fayetteville Post Office Friday night.

U.S. Postal Inspectors are asking anyone who was at the post office between 6:30 and 7:30 to contact them at 1-877-876-2455. Witnesses may have unwittingly noticed something that could help with the case, said spokesperson Yulanda Burns.

“If they saw any suspicious activity, we really want them to call us,” Burns said. Read More»

State court employee charged in theft

Fayette County State Court Solicitor’s employee Sabrina Ann Miller has been charged with felony theft by taking of more than $3,800 in funds from her office at the Fayette County Justice Center. Additional charges could be forthcoming.

Miller between the dates of Jan. 1, 2007 and Dec. 31, 2009 is accused of stealing $3,836.48 in funds that were the property of Fayette County, according to court records filed by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. The funds taken by Miller represented a breach of her fiduciary obligation, records said. Read More»

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