Crime

Fayette County arrests report — Feb 11–17

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. Read More»

Sheriff: Coweta man found with ax, machete after attacking his dad

More details have emerged in the Feb. 13 murder of Coweta County resident Richard L. Earhart at his home near Thomas Crossroads. The man charged with his murder, Earhart’s 31-year-old son, was found with a bloodied machete and double-edged ax in the home.

Justin Lee Earhart was charged with the Feb. 13 murder of his 58-year-old father at his east Coweta County residence.

Coweta County Sheriff Mike Yeager on Feb. 14 said the 911 call center received a call after 5:30 a.m. from an individual asking for help, adding that his son had attacked and stabbed him. Read More»

F’ville police arrest suspect in CVS robbery, look for others

Mug shot of Michael MacConaugha Jr. provided by the Fayetteville Police Department.

Fayetteville police said Feb. 20 they have arrested a man suspected of robbing the CVS pharmacy located at 480 N. Glynn St. in December 2013.

Michael MacConaugha Jr., 20, of East Point is charged with robbery and obstruction and is in the Fayette County Jail, said Fayetteville Police Lt. Mike Whitlow.

On Dec. 24, 2013, at approximately 6:45 p.m., MacConaugha walked into the CVS store, told the clerk he had a gun and demanded money from the cash register,” Whitlow said.
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Mystery rider dies after 2 chases

A mystery rider on a stolen motorcycle twice led Fayette County law officers on chases from north Fayette into Clayton County Feb. 16 before he crashed into a vehicle in Riverdale and died of his injuries.

He remains nameless because he was carrying no identification, according to Fayette County Sheriff Barry Babb.

Babb said the first time a deputy tried to stop the sport bike motorcycle speeding and without a tag near the intersection of Ga. Highway 279 and Helmer Road. Read More»

Female prowling suspect, 30, hit by vehicle

A 30-year-old Fayetteville resident was struck by a vehicle on Feb. 10 while in the roadway on Banks Road in Fayetteville.

Frances Amber Bounds was struck on Feb. 10 at approximately 6:50 p.m., according to Sheriff Barry Babb. She was transported to Atlanta Medical Center, Babb added.

Sheriff’s traffic investigators went to Banks Road near Ellis Road after a call about a pedestrian struck on Banks Road by a vehicle traveling eastbound, said Babb. Read More»

Fayette County arrests report — Feb. 4 – 10

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, Feb. 4 - Monday, Feb. 10

Fayette County Sheriff’s Offic
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Melanie D. Carder, born in 1977, of Harris Road, Fayetteville, for DUI alcohol and drugs.
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Coweta man charged with killing father, 58

Thirty-one-year-old Justin Lee Earhart has been charged with the Feb. 13 murder of his 58-year-old father at his east Coweta County residence.

Coweta County Sheriff Mike Yeager on Friday said the 911 call center received a call after 5:30 a.m. Thursday from an individual asking for help, adding that his son had attacked and stabbed him.

The man was kept on the phone as deputies were routed to the location at 300 Nectarine Drive off Ga. Highway 154 and south of Thomas Crossroads, said Yeager. Read More»

Fayette County arrests report — Jan. 28 – Feb. 3

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, Jan. 28 - Monday, Feb. 3

Fayette County Sheriff’s Office


Jamecia L. Blount, born in 1995, of Bernardo Drive, Riverdale, for less than an ounce of pot.

Deanthony Brown, born in 1992, of Ward Bluff Court, Ellenwood, for probation/parole violation.
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Fayette County arrests report — Jan. 21 – 27

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.
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Possible meth-making trash removed from Hip Pocket roadway Sun.

A not-so-simple 2 liter bottle found by a woman on Hip Pocket Road late Sunday morning led to a hazardous material team collecting the bottle and other ingredients found in the street that may have been used to produce methamphetamine drugs, Peachtree City police said.

The woman found the trash on the northern section of the road inside a bag at about 11:20 a.m., police said. After picking it up, she noticed a suspicious substance inside the bottle and called 911, police said. Read More»

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