Crime

Fayette man faces murder charges in the death of his 10-week-old son

Justin Carl Marshall is charged with the felony murder of his 10-week-old son.Photo/Submitted.

A Fayette County man was arrested Nov. 13 on charges of felony murder in the Nov. 5 death of his 10-week-old son. Read More»

Sheriff: Woman declines to share bed, man responds with chokehold

A College Park man was charged with kidnapping and simple battery in a Nov. 7 incident on Allenwood Road involving his girlfriend.

Corbin M. Livingston, 28, was charged with kidnapping and simple battery, according to jail records.

Sheriff Barry Babb said deputies were dispatched to a burglary in progress at the north Fayette address, though once at the scene they determined that the incident was domestic in nature involving a girlfriend and an ex-boyfriend.

Babb said Livingston was upset over not sleeping in bed with the woman. Read More»

F’ville man charged with kidnapping in SWAT standoff

A Fayetteville man was arrested Nov. 11 after a standoff with law enforcement at his residence on Susan Lane in Fayetteville. There were no injuries in the incident.

Marcellus Shead, 31, was charged with one count of kidnapping-family violence and one count of false imprisonment, said Fayetteville Det. Mike Whitlow.

Whitlow said the officers at 12:02 a.m. on Nov. 11 responded to a 911 call from a female, who also lives at the residence, saying that she was being held against her will. The cell phone was tracked to a Susan Lane residence, Whitlow said. Read More»

Fayette firefighter charged with stealing drugs

A Fayette County firefighter was arrested Oct. 27 for stealing Schedule 2 drugs from a resident’s home. He was subsequently fired from his position with Fayette County Fire and Emergency Services.

Sidney W. White, Jr., 28, of Fayetteville, was charged Oct. 27 with misdemeanor theft by taking and felony possession of a Schedule 2 drug, according to Sheriff Barry Babb.

Babb said the arrest stemmed from an incident on Oct. 22 when a Fayette County resident reported the theft of medication from her home in the Shiloh Mobile Home Community. Read More»

Fayette County arrests report — Oct. 28–Nov. 3

The following arrests were reported by local law enforcement agencies for the period indicated. 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, Oct. 28 - Monday, Nov. 3

Fayette County Sheriff’s Office


Brandon D. Buchanan, born in 1995, of County Line Road, Fayetteville, for revoked or suspended license.
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Deputies searching for North Coweta armed robber

Anyone recognizing this armed robbery suspect is asked to contact the Coweta County Sheriff's Office at 678-423-6711. Photo/Submitted.

Coweta County deputies are searching for a man driving a white minivan who held up a convenience store on U.S. Highway 29 at gunpoint on Nov. 9.

Sgt. Jason Fetner said the armed robbery occurred during the evening hours at the Mini Mart on Hwy. 29 in north Coweta County.

The suspect entered the building, briefly cased the store and departed. He returned approximately 20 minutes later, Fetner said. He was wearing a gray sweater, a dark stocking caps and had a mustache and a partial beard, said Fetner.

The man produced a handgun and robbed the cashier, Fetner said. Read More»

Fayette deputies bust mobile meth lab, break up Brooks burglary

Mobile methamphetamine lab located

On Wednesday Nov. 5, at approximately 8:07 p.m. Fayette County Sheriff’s deputies responded to 104 Shiloh Drive at the Shiloh Mobile Home Park to investigate possible drug activity.

Deputies located what they suspected to be a mobile Meth lab inside the residence. The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office Tactical Narcotic Team responded to assist and secure the scene.
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Fayette County arrests report — Oct. 21–27

The following arrests were reported by local law enforcement agencies for the period indicated. 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, Oct. 21 - Monday, Oct. 27

Fayette County Sheriff’s Office


Heriberto A. Avila, born in 1990, of Sullivan Road, College Park, for probation/parole violation.
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Arrest made in PTC kidnapping

A Talmo man was arrested Nov. 4 in Peachtree City on charges of kidnapping and sodomy.

Verlon Tuck, 34, of Talmo, was charged with theft, aggravated sodomy, false imprisonment and kidnapping, said Peachtree City Police Department spokesman Mark Brown.

Brown said officers at approximately 5:25 a.m. responded to a business located at 995 North Peachtree Parkway in reference to a reported sexual assault.

Brown said the victim and the offender travelled together to the incident location.

“The suspect had access to the business as a part of a cleaning contract,” Brown said.

Fayette deputies pursue, arrest three in separate violations

Deputies with the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office corralled two vehicles on Nov. 1 and 2 whose drivers were trying to get away from officers in pursuit.

Sheriff Barry Babb said the first incident occurred on Nov. 1 at 9:23 p.m. when a deputy turned on the blue lights to stop a 2011 silver Chevrolet Aveo occupied by three individuals on Ga. Highway 138 near the Fayette/Clayton County line. Read More»