Crime

Female ‘sovereign citizen’ skips court before guilty verdict for identity fraud

A Covington woman claiming to be a sovereign citizen disappeared from court late Monday afternoon in the short time it took a jury to convict her of four identity fraud charges, officials said.

A bench warrant was issued for Krystal Chanta Lamb, 26, who was absent when the jury’s verdict was announced late Monday.

Lamb was found guilty of forgery in the first degree, financial identity fraud, criminal attempt to commit theft by deception and possession of a false identification document. Read More»

Fayette County arrests report — May 6–12

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, May 6 — Monday, May 12

Fayette County Sheriff’s Office

Agustin Bello-Aguilar, born in 1986, of Old Dixie Highway, Forest Park, for driving without valid license and impeding flow of traffic. Read More»

3 child molestation, 2 assault charges lodged against F’ville man, 22

A Fayetteville man was arrested May 8 on charges of child molestation and aggravated assault in connection to three incidents involving two girls between 2007 and 2011. Fayetteville Police were made aware of the assaults after one of the girls recently contacted a school resource officer.

Shawn Boykin, 22, of Jasmine Court, was charged with three counts of child molestation and two counts of aggravated assault, according to Det. Scott Israel. Read More»

Fayette County arrests report — April 29–May 5

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 29 - Monday, May 5

Fayette County Sheriff’s Office

Eric C. Goodman, born in 1985, of North Church Street, Dublin, for probation/parole violation.

Darnisha S. Milton, born in 1990, of Grande River Road, Atlanta, for public drunkeness. Read More»

F’ville man arrested on child molestation charges

A Fayetteville man was arrested May 8 on charges of child molestation and aggravated assault in connection to three incidents involving two girls between 2007 and 2011. Fayetteville Police were made aware of the assaults after one of the girls recently contacted a school resource officer. Read More»

Brown offers reward for damage to campaign truck parked in Braelinn

Fayette County Commissioner Steve Brown is offering a $500 reward to find out who damaged a fellow commissioner’s pickup truck decked out with Brown’s campaign sign that was parked in the Braelinn shopping center this past weekend.

Brown said someone scratched the truck down both sides, though police have told him surveillance video of the parking lot doesn’t show anything conclusive during the time in question. The incident occurred over the weekend when the truck was parked near the Kroger gas pumps, Brown said. Read More»

Deputies hold boy, 14, for stolen car, 3 burglaries in north Fayette area

A 14-year-old Fayette County juvenile is in custody after sheriff’s deputies found him hiding in the woods after attempting a break-in at a north Fayette residence.

Sheriff Barry Babb said deputies responded to a burglary in progress call at a Mercedes Trail residence at approximately 11 p.m. on April 28.

Babb said the resident called 911 after he heard someone trying to break into his home. Deputies arrived and set up a perimeter to search for the suspect, Babb said. Read More»

PTC cops credit public calls with leading to suspect who ran after stop

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 in Meriwether County, 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»

South Fayette man charged with breaking family member’s ribs

A south Fayette County man was arrested April 16 after a family arrived at the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office to report an incident of family violence.

William K. McAbee, 50, was charged with aggravated battery, according to jail records.

Sheriff Barry Babb said deputies on April 16 received a complaint of family violence when a member of McAbee’s family came to the sheriff’s office to report that the relative’s ribs had been fractured in the attack by McAbee.

McAbee allegedly attacked his family member after an argument, Babb said. Read More»

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»