Crime

Fayette County arrests report — March 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»

Man gets 10 years for PTC home invasion

A Lithonia man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for participating in a home invasion in Peachtree City in July 2012 that resulted in the homeowner being shot in the head as she attempted to run away. Read More»

Help needed to identify library flasher

Anyone with information on this man, suspected of exposing himself to teenage girls at the Fayette County Library Thursday, is asked to call Det. Parker at 770-716-4752. Photo/Special.

Fayette County sheriff's deputies are asking the public to help identify a man who exposed himself to a group of teenage girls at the Fayette County Library Thursday night.

The flasher was described as a black male wearing a black baseball cap, a dark polo shirt and dark pants with a lanyard hanging out of the right pocket, according to Sheriff Barry Babb. He was last seen driving away from the parking lot in a dark colored four-door sedan with dark tinted windows, Babb said. Read More»

Troubling trend in armed robberies: Inside accomplices

A troubling new trend in armed robberies is emerging, according to the Fayetteville Police Department: An inside job with a store employee conspiring with at least one other person to pull off the crime.

That’s the picture emerging with the robbery of a Fayetteville pharmacy. Read More»

Suspect on trial for shooting during PTC home invasion

A Lithonia man is on trial this week for participating in a home invasion with two others at a home off Robinson Road in Peachtree City in July 2012.

Gilbert Jerome Jefferson, 29, is charged with two counts of armed robbery, one count of kidnapping with bodily injury, two counts of aggravated assault and one count each of burglary and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime. Read More»

Handcuffs awaited fleeing suspect in Dollar Tree

A Jonesboro man was arrested March 13 after fleeing from Fayette County deputies attempting a traffic stop. Deputies found the man in a store in Fulton County where he was arrested on drug charges after a K-9 unit found a bag of marijuana he tossed in the store.

Darrell Johnson, 32, was charged with felony possession of marijuana and felony fleeing and attempting to elude, according to Sheriff Barry Babb. Read More»

Deputy puts stop on mail thieves

The intuition of a sheriff’s deputy on a routine traffic stop March 2 led to the arrest of two men for stealing mail from the Peachtree City Post Office, according to Fayette County Sheriff Barry Babb.

The two men were pulled over on Ga. Highway 54 near the post office, and the deputy noticed that the duo was acting suspicious, Babb said. Deputies later found the stolen mail inside the vehicle, “preventing countless financial crimes,” Babb said.

The stolen mail contained financial information that could have been used to commit identity fraud, Babb said. Read More»

Fayette County arrests report — March 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. Read More»

Tyrone sees 35% drop in serious crime

Serious crimes in Tyrone during 2013 saw a 35 percent decrease over 2012, said Police Chief Brandon Perkins at the annual Town Council retreat March 6. Read More»

Senoia cops seek second suspect in pharmacy heists

Warrants have been issued for a second arrest in connection with the July 2013 burglary and Dec. 23 attempted burglary at the Senoia Drug Company on Ga. Highway 16. A North Carolina man is on the run, but officers serving the warrant found enough prescription pain pills and other medications to fill a small pharmacy.

Rico Ussery, 35, of Juliette was arrested March 3 on charges of burglary and attempted burglary in connection with the burglary and attempted burglary at the pharmacy on Hwy. 16, according to Senoia Police Investigator Jason Ercole. Read More»