Crime

Newnan mom, daughters arrested in PTC Walmart purse theft

A Newnan woman and her three daughters were arrested Dec. 1 at the Peachtree City Walmart for snatching a purse in an unattended shopping cart.

Lechell Hendrix, 45, Rebekah Hendrix, 21, and 17-year-old Emily Hendrix, all of Greenville Street in Newnan, were charged with theft by taking, according to Peachtree City Police spokesperson Rosanna Dove. Also arrested on theft charges was another of Hendrix’s daughters, age 15, Dove added. Read More»

PTC, F’ville women arrested again on burglary charges

Two Fayette County women have been arrested for the second time in two months on burglary charges. The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office also made additional arrests this week in cases including mortgage fraud and identity fraud. Read More»

Video, print sealed case against robber who shot N. Fayette clerk

Minutes before David Earl Parnell shot a convenience store cashier Jan. 10 in north Fayette County, he posed as a customer: filing out lottery tickets and grabbing a cold bottle of Hawaiian Punch.

Parnell, an Alabama resident, probably didn’t plan for it all to be caught on the store’s surveillance video. And surely he didn’t plan to leave his fingerprint behind on the drink bottle.

But that’s how it went down, providing two key pieces of physical evidence behind the state’s case, according to Assistant District Attorney Jeremy Hayes.
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Facebook used to ID home invaders

2 robbers will ‘check in’ for sentencing Dec. 15

It didn’t take long for sheriff’s detectives to identify a gunman and his accomplice from an Aug. 3 home invasion in northeast Fayette County.

Less than an hour after the incident, the victims were able to identify both suspects using their photos on Facebook.

And when Alexander Floyd Jr. was put under arrest at his Union City home hours later, he had one of the victim’s cellphones in his front pocket, police said. Read More»

Fayette County law enforcement arrest reports — Nov. 22 – Nov. 28

The following arrests were reported by local law enforcement agencies for the past week. All persons are considered innocent until proven guilty.

Fayette County Sheriff’s Office

Tuesday, Nov. 22 - Monday, Nov. 28


Wayne E. Clemons, 46, of North Fayette Court, Fayetteville, for wanted person.

Joe L. Crawford, Jr., 20, of Margaret Lane, Jonesboro, for drug-related objects, less than an ounce of marijuana, expired/no license plate/decal, no driver’s license on person and missing/defaced/obscured tag.
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2 found guilty of home invasion

Two men were found guilty Friday of nine criminal charges for holding a 16-year-old girl and her 12-year-old brother at gunpoint while burglarizing their northwest Fayette County home Aug. 3. Read More»

Fayette, area counties join forces to fight metal thieves

The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office is set to take a bite out of metal theft and has joined a number of Georgia counties in initiating “Operation Scrapbuster.” Read More»

Man released after domestic squabble

UPDATED Friday, Dec. 2, 9:52 a.m.Peachtree City police yesterday released a man who was initally taken into custody following a domestic dispute just before 11 a.m. at a home on Peachtree Parkway just north of Stevens Entry.

There was not sufficient evidence to support an arrest in the case, police said. It also turned out that the suspect was unarmed, police said.

When the call was first reported to 911, officers surrounded the home while they attempted to convince the man to leave the home and talk with them. The suspect ultimately cooperated, police said. Read More»

Defendant says home invasion gunman threatened him too

A man accused of robbing his girlfriend’s northwest Fayette home Aug. 3 says he was forced at gunpoint to participate.

Thaddeus Deonte Fowler, 20, of Atlanta testified Read More»

Relative fondles girl during Thanksgiving visit

An out-of-state man visiting relatives in Fayetteville for Thanksgiving is reported to have fondled a 14-year-old female family member in a bedroom while she and other children were watching a movie. The man had returned home before the incident was reported to police. Read More»

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