Crime

Fayette County arrests report — April 22–28

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, April 22 - Monday, April 28

Fayette County Sheriff’s Office

Brandon B. Anthony, born in 1988, of Sterling Court, Riverdale, for no insurance, following too close and leaving the scene. Read More»

PTC cops catch fleeing suspect with citizens' help

Alert Peachtree City residents helped police capture a suspect who bolted from a traffic stop late Monday morning, officials said.

The suspect, later identified as Dontevious Ferrell, 24, of Gay, had been pulled over on Huddleston Drive but sped away and abandoned his vehicle soon after in a business park, attempting to escape on foot, police said. Read More»

Unique gun may be key to gas station robbery

This is a composite photo of a lone gunman who robbed the Chevron gas station at the intersection of Ga. Highway 92 and Rivers Road April 28. Photo courtesy Fayette County Sheriff's Office.

A unique gun may be the key to solving the armed robbery of a gas station April 28 in north Fayette County.

Video from the incident at the Chevron located at Ga. Highway 92 and Rivers Road shows the masked gunman wielding a black powder revolver similar to a Remington 1858, according to sheriff’s detectives. The gunman dressed in a long-sleeve shirt and wore an Under Armor hat or mask with Nike brand shoes.

Sheriff’s detectives noted that the suspect appeared to be of a thin build and about 6 feet tall. Read More»

Fayette deputies search for armed robber

Surveillance photo of armed robber. Photo/Fayette County S.O.

Fayette County sheriff’s deputies are searching for a man who robbed the Ga. Highway 92 North Chevron convenience store at gunpoint on April 28.
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Fayette County arrests report — April 15–21

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, April 15 — Monday, April 21

Fayette County Sheriff’s Office

Walter L. Brooks, born in 1985, of Wealthy Court, Riverdale, for window tint violation and revoked or suspended license. Read More»

PTC seek KC man for identity theft

Peachtree City police have issued arrest warrants for this man, Brian Gordon, 40, of Kansas City, for multiple counts of identity theft. Anyone with information on Gordon's location is asked to call police at 770-487-8866 or use the department's anonymous web tips site at www.tipsubmit.com (select "Peachtree") or submit a tip on the department's Facebook or Twitter feed.

Peachtree City police have issued warrants for a Kansas City man for multiple counts of identity theft after he stole wallets from gym lockers and used credit cards minutes later.

Police said Brian Gordon, 40 used two credit cards for a $2,818 purchase at Best Buy in Newnan and also at the Newnan Chevron on Hampton Way for a $9.75 transaction. The fraud took place April 9 between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. after he stole the wallets from lockers at the World Gym at 680 Lexington Circle in Peachtree City, police said. Read More»

Fayette County arrests report — April 8–14

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, April 8 - Monday, April 14

Fayette County Sheriff’s Office


Carltavius L. Johnson, born in 1987, of Knight Way, Fayetteville, for revoked or suspended license and defective or no tail light.
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PTC home invasion victim confronts attacker in court

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It is extremely rare for a victim to directly hold her attacker accountable in open court. But that’s exactly what Ceresa “Cece” Coffee did Wednesday morning, immediately after he was sentenced to more than three decades in prison.

Minutes earlier, Ted Andrew Jefferson refused to admit his role in a 2012 home invasion that resulted in Coffee being shot in the head and beaten, Coffee addressed Jefferson in open court about how the incident traumatized her.

Coffee said she would “never forget” the look in Jefferson’s eyes during the attack. Read More»

Senoia police seek theft suspect

Recognize this man? If you do, contact Senoia detective Jason Ercole at 770-599-3256. This man is wanted in connection to an April 10 theft at a convenience store in Senoia. Photo/Special.

Senoia police investigators are searching for a man who robbed the Crook’s Hit n Run convenience store of more than $500 on April 10.

Senoia Det. Jason Ercole said the man entered Crooks’ Hit n Run convenience store at Ga. Highway 16 and Broad Street at approximately 5:45p.m. on April 10.

The thief made his way to the back room while the store clerk was distracted, Ercole said.

Ercole said the man removed approximately $545 from the store’s safe after locating the keys in the back room area. Read More»

Man charged with molesting 2 kids

A north Fayette County man was arrested April 1 on two counts of child molestation involving two different children.

William P. Tanner, 37, of Buckeye Road, was charged with two counts of child molestation, according to Fayette County arrest records.

Sheriff Barry Babb said the arrests stemmed from allegations of two children under age 17. Both children reside in Fayette County and both alleged that the molestations occurred in Fayette, Babb said.

The investigation into the allegations is ongoing, Babb said.

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