Crime

Fayette County arrests report — Dec. 17–23

The following arrests were reported by local law enforcement agencies for the past week. All persons are considered innocent until proven guilty. Rather than indicating the age of those arrested, only the year of birth will be noted below due to law enforcement procedural changes.

Tuesday, Dec. 17 - Monday, Dec. 23

Fayette County Sheriff’s Office

Craig J. Harlow, born in 1992, of Helmer Court, Riverdale, for wanted person.

Adrienne L. Irby, born in 1973, of Vine Street, Union City, for revoked or suspended license. Read More»

Local robber gets ‘lighter’ than usual prison term

DA: problems with suspect ID, witness statements led to deal

A Peachtree City man was sentenced Dec. 12 to five years in prison for robbing three local convenience stores this summer by pretending to wield a weapon underneath his clothes.

District Attorney Scott Ballard acknowledged that the negotiated plea deal for Clayton Wallace Thomas, 26, of Valley View Drive is lighter than customarily handed down in Fayette County for such a major felony. Read More»

Armed robber hits F'ville pharmacy on Christmas Eve

Armed robber hits F'ville pharmacy on Christmas Eve

Fayetteville Police are searching for a suspect who robbed the CVS store located at 480 North Glynn Street on Christmas Eve.

Lt. Mike Whitlow said the robbery occurred at approximately 6:45 p.m. when a white male walked into the CVS store, told the clerk he had a gun and demanded money from the cash register.

"The suspect kept his hand in his right pocket indicating he was holding a weapon. The cashier gave the suspect money from the register and the suspect fled on foot," Whitlow said. Read More»

Fayette County arrests report — Dec. 10–16

The following arrests were reported by local law enforcement agencies for the past week. All persons are considered innocent until proven guilty. Rather than indicating the age of those arrested, only the year of birth will be noted below due to law enforcement procedural changes.

Tuesday, Dec. 10 - Monday, Dec. 16

Fayette County Sheriff’s Office

Terry N. Beasley, born in 1985, of Summerwood Drive, Fairburn, for probation/parole violation. Read More»

March of Dimes money stolen at Gaddy light show

Cash taken from collection box at Gaddy’s Christmas light extravaganza

The drive-through spectacle of Christmas lights at “The Gaddys” home on Sandy Creek Road has lit the holiday fires of thousands of local residents for some 25 years.

But on Dec. 7 a sticky-fingered Grinch briefly invaded the joy of the scene, taking cash from a March of Dimes donation box on the site to collect funds for the organization that battles birth defects.

The Grinch may not have known that the Gaddys lost two of their grandchildren and are committed to helping March of Dimes. He or she may not even care. Read More»

1 arrest in Friday PTC car chase

What ended Dec. 13 as a car chase in Peachtree City and snarled traffic began a day earlier when a 70-year-old man in southeast Coweta County stabbed his 41-year-old son. Coweta County deputies on Dec. 13 located the man in Peachtree City and disabled his vehicle when it crossed the median on Ga. Highway 74 and put oncoming drivers at risk. Read More»

Fayette County arrests report – Dec. 3–9

The following arrests were reported by local law enforcement agencies for the past week. All persons are considered innocent until proven guilty. Rather than indicating the age of those arrested, only the year of birth will be noted below due to law enforcement procedural changes.

Tuesday, Dec. 3 - Monday, Dec. 9

Fayette County Sheriff’s Office

Heather L. Briggs, born in 1974, of Sandy Lane, Brooks, for driving with suspended registration, state drug law violation, no insurance and less than an ounce of marijuana. Read More»

Coweta man arrested in PTC traffic after slow-motion car chase

The driver on the ground and in handcuffs. Photo by Jessica Hardin.

Everyday citizens sometimes witness out-of-the-ordinary events, even in the middle of busy Friday afternoon traffic in southern Peachtree City.

What Sharla Smith Hardin and her daughter Jessica saw — and recorded — was the conclusion of a slow-motion police chase of a Coweta man that ended moments later with the man handcuffed on the pavement, his car disabled by a Coweta deputy, and traffic fouled for an hour in the aftermath.

Right, above, the driver on the ground and in handcuffs. Photo by Jessica Hardin.
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PTC couple cuffed for exploiting elderly man

PTC couple cuffed for exploiting elderly man

Police: pair intimidated man into leasing home, then sold his belongings without permission

A Peachtree City couple was arrested Thursday on charges of exploitation and intimidation of an elderly person and burglary after convincing a man in an assisted living facility to lease Read More»

Man gets prison for DUI, crash

A Fayetteville man will spend a year in prison plus another six months in the county jail for a hit-and-run DUI that happened as he was fleeing a police officer in October. Read More»