Crime

Fayette County arrest reports — Aug. 27–Sept. 2

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

Tuesday, Aug. 27 - Monday, Sept. 2

Fayette County Sheriff’s Office

Jamie L. Clark, born in 1975, of Lake Jodeco Road, Jonesboro, for probation/parole violation. Read More»

Lawmen arrest violent Fayette fugitive wanted for sex crimes

The U.S. Marshals Service Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force, the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office, and the Cobb County Sheriff’s Office last week apprehended a Fayette County fugitive who is charged with child molestation and aggravated sexual battery.

Ricardo Sullivan, who was wanted by the Peachtree City Police Department, was located in Cobb County after several months of being wanted in several jurisdictions. Read More»

ID theft search in PTC leads to arrests for pounds of pot

A Peachtree City resident was one of two people arrested Aug. 30 for possessing several pounds of marijuana after Fayette County Sheriff’s detectives served a search warrant for identity theft at Lexington Village off Ga. Highway 54.

Nneka Hamilton, 24, of Peachtree City, was charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and Jamara Bennett, 29, of Lawrenceville, was charged with identity theft and possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, said Sheriff Barry Babb. Read More»

Security service finds bullet hole in its front door

A single shot was fired through the door of a Fayetteville security service over the weekend. No one was in the building at the time of the incident.

Fayetteville Police spokesman Steve Crawshaw said officers received a complaint of a gunshot late Friday night in the area of Washington Street in central Fayetteville. Officers responded to the scene but found no evidence of a disturbance. Read More»

Fayette County arrest reports — Aug. 20–26

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

Tuesday, Aug. 20 - Monday, Aug. 26

Fayette County Sheriff’s Office

Nelson F. Castillo, born in 1991, of North Carter Avenue, Jonesboro, for revoked or suspended license. Read More»

2 Coweta teens cuffed for Fayette burglary case

Two teenage males from Coweta County were arrested Aug. 22 in connection with the recent burglary of a Fayette County residence.

Hunter Kirbow, 18, and a 16-year-old male, both from Coweta County, were charged with first degree burglary and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, according to Fayette County Sheriff Barry Babb.

Babb said residents of the home on Davis Road in central Fayette were not at home when the Aug. 12 burglary occurred. Read More»

Fayette attorney's hard drive erasure case thrown out

A special prosecutor has cleared former Fayette County Attorney Scott Bennett of charges that he illegally wiped information from the hard drives of two county-issued computers he used.

Charles A. Spahos, appointed as a temporary solicitor to investigate the case, entered a dismissal of the case Aug. 16, saying there was no evidence a theft had occurred as alleged. Read More»

Fayette County arrest reports — Aug. 13–19

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

Tuesday, Aug. 13 - Monday, Aug. 19

Fayette County Sheriff’s Office

Angelo C. Cooper, born in 1989, of Narron Drive, Atlanta, for giving false name.

Michael D. Foster, born in 1986, of Plantation Drive, East Point, for bench warrant. Read More»

Newnan man charged with Senoia rape of PTC woman

Benjamin Gray, 28, of Newnan in a police mug shot.

A Newnan man was arrested Aug. 18 on charges of raping a Peachtree City woman at a Senoia residence earlier that day.

Benjamin Gray, 28, was charged with rape, according to Senoia Police Det. Jason Ercole.

Ercole said Senoia officers at 3:16 a.m. on Aug. 18 responded to the FlashFoods convenience store located on Ga. Highway 16 in reference to a reported rape. The 27-year-old female victim told officers that she had been raped while attending a gathering at a residence in Senoia. The victim identified Gray as the suspect. Read More»

PTC cracking down on drunk driving

Peachtree City police have announced they will be participating in a drunk driving crackdown from Aug. 16-Sept. 2.

During the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign, officers “will be aggrssively looking for drunk drivers on the cart paths and on the roadways ... and will arrest anyone caught driving drunk.”

The department will also operate a series of sobriety checkpoints to identify impaired drivers during the campaign, police said. Read More»

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