2 Fayette fugitives arrested by Panama City Beach officers

A man and woman wanted in Fayette County were arrested in Panama City Beach Oct. 8 after investigators with the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office alerted Panama City Beach detectives.

Ashley Baxley, 26, of College Park, and Joshua Christmas, 27, of College Park, were wanted on warrants out of Fayette County for theft by taking, according to Fayette County Sheriff Barry Babb.

Investigators in Fayette County obtained warrants for Christmas and Baxley in connection with a motorcycle stolen in north Fayette County on Aug. 29, Babb said. The motorcycle was subsequently recovered, Babb added. Read More»

Man jailed; woman, 82, in critical condition after being beaten with pliers

Robert Scott Kelly. Mug shot provided by the Fayette County Sheriff's Department.

An 82-year-old relative of Fayetteville resident Robert Scott Kelly is still in critical condition at Grady Hospital after allegedly being beaten by Kelly with a pair of pliers last week. Another relative and a family friend were also beaten a short time before Kelly was arrested on Ga. Highway 54 on the city’s west side, police said.

Kelly, 40, was charged with two counts of criminal attempt to commit murder, two counts of aggravated assault, two counts of aggravated battery and felony criminal damage, said Sheriff Barry Babb. Read More»

Shootout at China Cafe: 1 dead, 1 critically injured

Leandro Bernard Johnson. Mug shot from Fayette County Sheriff's Department.

Shooter Leandro Bernard Johnson on the run; cops find body of second armed robber Alonzo Starks Read More»

1 restaurant gunman found dead; other at-large

These three men are suspected of participating in the armed robbery of the China Cafe restaurant on Friday, Oct. 11. From left are Alvin James Scott, 26, of Jonesboro; Alonzo Starks, 25, of Morrow and Leandro Bernard Johnson, 27, who remains at large. Scott has been arrested and Starks was found dead in an abandoned house in Morrow. Photos courtesy Fayetteville Police Department.

Fayetteville police arrest getaway driver

Fayetteville police have recovered the body of a gunman who was shot when he and another armed man attempted to rob the China Cafe restaurant in Fayetteville late Friday night. Read More»

SCHS coach resigns following drug arrest

Sandy Creek High School teacher Andrew Parlagreco resigned last month after being charged in Cherokee County in July with misdemeanor possession of marijuana.

A resident of Canton, Parlagreco was charged with possession of less than an ounce of marijuana and a headlight violation in Cherokee County on July 21, according to media reports.

Parlagreco was intended to be the head boys soccer coach at Sandy Creek for the upcoming season that begins in January. Read More»

Fayetteville cops seek injured robbery suspect

Fayetteville cops seek injured robbery suspect

An armed gunman got more than he bargained for Friday night when he and another man attempted to rob the China Cafe restaurant in the 900 block of north Glynn St. Friday night, police said.

One of the men was shot in the head by an employee, and the uninjured assailant returned fire, Read More»

Cyclist injured in PTC cart collision

A young golf cart driver has been cited for a crash that injured a cyclist on McIntosh Trail near Huddleston Elementary in Peachtree City Sunday afternoon, police said.

The driver, who was 15, was on the crosswalk and pulled into the path of the bike around 5:30 p.m., according to Peachtree City Police Lt. Mark Brown.

The cyclist, identified as Amy Hill of Sharpsburg, was injured and taken to a hospital for treatment, police said. Read More»

2 Chopstix robbers on the run

Fayetteville police are searching for two men who robbed the employees of the Golden Chopstix restaurant in Fayetteville at gunpoint Oct. 3 and made off with an undetermined amount of cash.

Fayetteville Det. Mike Whitlow said two black males, one wearing a skull mask and the other wearing a blue hoodie pulled over his head, entered the restaurant through the back door at approximately 9:15 p.m. Thursday. Both men were carrying handguns, Whitlow said. Read More»

Man cuffed on charges of beating 2 women

A domestic incident Tuesday morning in Fayetteville resulted in two women being injured and their alleged assailant taken into custody after being followed and stopped by investigators in a vehicle on Ga. Highway 54 West.

Fayette County Sheriff Barry Babb said 40-year-old Robert Scott Kelly, of Sharon Drive, Fayetteville, is in custody. No charges had been filed by press time Tuesday.

Babb said it is believed that Kelly assaulted two female relatives at the Sharon Drive residence. Read More»

Alleged AT&T phone mugger arrested

Mug shot of Marquis Raphiel Jackson, 20, of Hampton, Ga.

he Hampton man who robbed a customer at the AT&T store in Fayetteville on Sept. 25 is in custody. He initially eluded attempts to capture him but was subsequently apprehended by the Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force.

Marquis Raphiel Jackson, 20, was charged with robbery by sudden snatching and felony obstruction, according to Fayetteville Det. Mike Whitlow. Read More»

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