Crime

Tyrone rape verdict overturned

Court of Appeals rules that evidence may have prejudiced jury

The Georgia Court of Appeals has overturned the conviction of a Sharpsburg man for raping a 16-year-old girl at her Tyrone home in 2005. Read More»

Sheriff: May cooperate with feds on illegal aliens

The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the possibility of participating in a federal program that would identify illegal immigrants when they are arrested so federal authorities can be notified.

The “287g” program allows local law enforcement agencies to enter an agreement with federal immigration officials which empowers certain officers and deputies to use federal resources to determine whether an arrested person is an illegal U.S. resident. Read More»

Police reports June 29-July 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, June 29 - Monday, July 5
Lester Aallen, 55, of Old Greenville Road, Fayetteville, for probation violation.
Mark Eugene Blessitt, 47, of Lassiter Road, Forsyth, for probation violation.
Jarvis Hensley Cloud, 29, of Corinth Drive, Jonesboro, for probation violation.
Jeanine Diane Curti, 19, of Lemans Drive, Anderson, for no license. Read More»

4 PTC Walmart employees charged with theft

Four employees of Peachtree City’s Walmart store were indicted June 18 for stealing thousands of dollars worth of merchandise and groceries from the company.

The biggest tab was racked up by Melissa Reeves, 23, of Cardinal Road, Jonesboro who is accused of gaining $6,959 in the scam, according to the indictment. Read More»

Tyrone woman charged with bilking funds from employer

A Tyrone woman has been indicted on 40 criminal charges for forging checks and stealing more than $13,000 from a local business and its proprietor.

Linda J. Bowman, 53, of Vista Lane Tyrone faces 19 counts of theft by taking while acting as a fiduciary, 18 counts of forgery in the first degree and three counts of financial identity fraud, according to the recently-unsealed indictment against her.

An indictment returned by the grand jury is not a verdict of guilt; rather it means the grand jurors deemed there to be enough evidence for the matter to be resolved in a criminal trial. Read More»

Police reports June 22-28, 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, June 22 - Monday, June 28
Matthew Roy Belvin, 18, of Old Ivy Road, Fayetteville, for less than an ounce of marijuana.
Dennis Carl Davidson, 37, of 19th Street, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., for aggravated child molestation, prowling and enticing a child for indecent purposes.
Moiya Tejan Harper, 26, of Lovell Drive, Atlanta, for headlight violation and no license. Read More»

Fla. man arrested for molesting boy; 5 indicted in sex crimes

A Ft. Lauderdale man who claimed to be in the community for the purpose of looking for a house was arrested June 26 on charges of aggravated child molestation in connection with an incident involving a 14-year-old boy.

Dennis Carl Davidson, 37, was charged with aggravated child molestation, felony enticing a child for indecent purposes and prowling, according to warrants filed by Fayette County Sheriff’s investigators. Read More»

Tyrone police reports, June 10-21

The following arrests were made by Tyrone Police between June 10-21. Those arrested are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

Jakeel Lemon Allen, 18, of Bradford Way, Fairburn, for no license.
Jeffrey Albert Duke, 31, of Seavy Street, Senoia, for warrant served.
Mark Anthony Foster, Jr., 26, of Dowdy Drive, Summerville, for obtaining a controlled substance by theft, forgery or fraud.
Thomas C. Jackson, 26, of Milam Loop, Fairburn, for wanted person (Fulton County). Read More»

Police reports - June 15-21, 2010

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

Fayette County Sheriff’s Office
Tuesday, June 15 - Monday, June 21
Uvaldo Alvarado-Tequillas, 33, of Greenville Circle, Fayetteville, for trafficking in illegal drugs.
Jose Aleho Gonzalez, 32, of Sweetbriar, Peachtree City, for probation violation.
William Marcus Harmon, 34, of Georgian Drive, Newnan, for probation violation.
William Leon Jones, no age, of Coleman Lake Road, Fayetteville, for child molestation (2). Read More»

Police reports June 8-14

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, June 8 - Monday, June 14
Regale Bing Deodrea, 35, of Charlestown Drive, College Park, for probation violation.
Rustin Avery Dishman, 18, of Gladys Lane, Fayetteville, for possession fo marijuana.
Annah Hand, 26, of Ga. Highway 54 West, Fayetteville, for charges pending-violation of state drug laws.
Bradford Eugene Meehan, 59, of Ga. Highway 54 West, Fayetteville, for public indecency. Read More»

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