Crime

PTC man gets 5 years for stealing, using credit card

A Peachtree City man pled guilty March 13 to five counts of financial identity fraud for using a stolen credit card five times, including one purchase of a flat screen TV, in June 2011.

Garry W. Parker, 49, was sentenced to five years in prison followed by five years probation by Fayette County Superior Court Judge Christopher C. Edwards. Parker must also pay a $2,000 fine and $1,496 in restitution.

Parker admitted to taking the card from the victim while he was working to move her belongings from a home to a storage unit while he was employed at A Better Way Ministries. Read More»

Decatur man facing F’ville charges of molesting his 2 children

Thirty-four-year-old Decatur resident Malcom Renell Reed is facing charges in Fayetteville stemming from a 2010 case of child molestation involving his two children. Reed was processed in Fayette County recently after sitting in the DeKalb County Jail since late 2010 on similar charges.

Reed was charged in Fayetteville with child molestation and aggravated sexual battery, according to Fayetteville Police spokesman Steve Crawshaw. Read More»

Deputies recover stolen cremation urn

While making an arrest on an unrelated case, sheriff’s deputies finally got a tip that led them to an urn stolen from a Fayette County home that contained the ashes of a couple’s infant daughter.

Deputies from the sheriff’s office warrant division were making the arrests Feb. 23. when they got the tip that the urn was located at a home in Spalding County. The urn was recovered from that residence the next day, officials said. Read More»

Burglar hits F’ville pharmacy

A burglary early on the morning of March 13 at Jones Pharmacy on North Glynn Street in Fayetteville resulted in the theft of an undetermined quantity of prescription drugs.

Fayetteville Police spokesman Steve Crawshaw said the alarm at Jones Pharmacy was activated shortly after 4 a.m. Tuesday. An officer was in the area checking another building and heard the alarm sounding. A call came in from 911 almost simultaneously alerting him to the pharmacy location. Read More»

Fayette County law enforcement arrest reports — March 6–12

The following arrests were made by local law enforcement during the past week. Those arrested are presumed innocent until proven guilty. Read More»

F’ville man busted for smuggling cash

A Fayetteville man on March 15 was sentenced to nearly two years in prison after being convicted for smuggling nearly $107,000 through Hartsfield-Jackson Airport.

Stephen Willoughby, 37, was sentenced to federal prison by United States District Judge Charles A. Pannell, Jr. after being convicted at trial of bulk cash smuggling. Willoughby had numerous bundles of cash hidden in his luggage and on his person when he arrived in Atlanta from London. Read More»

Cart path crime: Chief Clark says officers on path as often as possible

In the wake of the armed robbery on a cart path near Concord Village Apartments a week ago, Peachtree City Police Chief H.C. “Skip” Clark addressed the City Council Thursday about patrolling the cart paths.

The matter was brought up by Councilman George Dienhart, who wondered if police were able to patrol the cart paths at night.

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PTC police seek suspicious person

PTC police seek suspicious person

Peachtree City Police are hoping to identify a person linked to suspicious activity around the Camden Apartments complex on Ga. Highway 54 West.

The subject, depicted in this sketch, is described as a black male in his mid-20s, with a medium build, with a dark skin tone and an unshaven face. The person has been seen driving a maroon 1990s model Ford Ranger standard cab pickup, police said.

Anyone with information about this person's identity is asked to call police at 770-631-2510. Callers may remain anonymous.

Newnan man, 23, sentenced to life for PTC convenience store robbery

A Newnan man pled guilty Tuesday to robbing a Peachtree City convenience store at gunpoint Dec. 19, 2009.

Orlando Marquez Peavy, 23, was sentenced to life in prison plus an additional five years in prison by Fayette County Superior Court Judge Christopher C. Edwards.

Peavy admitted to robbing the Creekside Chevron gas station on Ga. Highway 54 West after 6 a.m. Dec. 19 while using a sawed-off shotgun.

Peavy was charged with armed robbery, possession of a firearm, possession of a prohibited firearm, aggravated assault and carrying a concealed weapon.
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Man gets 5 years in prison for stealing, using credit card

Other defendant sentenced to five years for selling cocaine to undercover officer

A Peachtree City man pled guilty Tuesday to five counts of financial identity fraud for using a stolen credit card five times, including one purchase of a flat screen TV, in June 2011.

Garry W. Parker, 49, was sentenced to five years in prison followed by five years probation by Fayette County Superior Court Judge Christopher C. Edwards. Parker must also pay a $2,000 fine and $1,496 in restitution.

Parker admitted to taking the card from the victim while he was working to move her belongings from a home to a storage unit while he was employed at A Better Way Ministries. Read More»