Crime

Youth pastor charged with child molestation

Nathan Donald Moore. Photo/Fayette County Sheriff's Department.

A former youth pastor at Heritage Christian Church has been charged with sexually molesting a boy under the age of 16, The Citizen has learned.

Nathan Donald Moore, 24, of Lone Oak Drive in south Fayette County is being held in jail without bond on six counts of felony child molestation, six counts of felony aggravated child molestation and one count of enticing a child for indecent purposes. Read More»

PTC mail carrier arrested for gift card theft

A Peachtree City mail carrier has been charged with stealing gift cards that were supposed to be delivered to addresses along his route, police said.

John Breedlove, 42, of Baltic Drive, Sharpsburg, was arrested today on eight counts of misdemeanor theft by taking and one count of failure to keep medicine in its original container, police said.

The investigation began when Breedlove’s personal vehicle caught fire in the parking lot of the Peachtree City Post Office Aug. 8, police said.

An arson investigation is also being conducted in relation to the fire, police said. Read More»

PTC bus stop suspect nabbed

A Senoia man was arrested today on several charges stemming from the investigation of a suspicious man interacting with students at several Peachtree City school bus stops, police said. Damien Lee Yerger, 24, of Autumn Creek Drive, Senoia was charged with two felony counts of enticing a child for indecent purposes and three misdemeanor counts of loitering/prowling, police said. Read More»

3 arrested in 2nd Walmart debit fraud attempt

Police have arrested three Nigerian residents for attempting to fraudulently withdraw large sums of money using prepaid debit cards at the Peachtree City Walmart.

This is the second time that such a scam has been detected at the Walmart in eight days. The suspects were arrested Oct. 28 after Walmart loss prevention officers determined the transaction was fraudulent, police said.

Arrested were:
• Abdoulaye Sy, charged with one count of financial transaction card fraud;
• Osazuwa Legemah for financial transaction card fraud (party to a crime); and Read More»

Sheriff: Suspect sold 26 stolen cars for crushing

An Atlanta man has been arrested for selling 26 stolen vehicles to two local auto parts stores, sheriff’s investigators said. Christopher Davis, 53, of Atlanta would sell the vehicles, which were then crushed to recover as recyclable metals, officials said. Read More»

Local man arrested for child molestation

A Fayetteville man has been arrested for multiple counts of child molestation in connection with an investigation launched by the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office.

Nathan Donald Moore, 24, is accused of having sexual contact with a juvenile at a residence in south Fayette County on at least six different occasions, according to sheriff’s investigators. Read More»

PTC mom, son among 4 arrested for entering autos

UPDATE Thursday, 10:35 a.m.: 88 charges filed against 4 suspects

An observant citizen is being credited for helping solve a rash of entering auto cases and a handful of golf cart thefts. Four people have been arrested so far, including a mother and son tandem, as police suspect they have been involved in selling the stolen merchandise Read More»

PTC cops on look-out for suspicious man at bus stop

Police: suspect invited juveniles to sit in his car

Police are asking Peachtree City residents to watch out for a suspicious person at a bus stop at an apartment complex Thursday and Friday.

The driver of a gray Honda Pilot reportedly asked two juveniles at Balmoral Village if they would like to sit in his car, also remarking that they were pretty and it was cold, police said.

The male left the area on both occasions after the juveniles left the area or declined his offer, police said. The juveniles told police they had seen the male before at the bus stop and he possibly picks up or drops off another child there. Read More»

Fayette County law enforcement arrest reports — Oct. 18 – Oct. 24

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, Oct. 18 – Monday, Oct. 24

Jerome Carithers, 31, of Argonne Drive, Morrow, for probation/parole violation.

Walter E. Johnson, 35, of Northern Avenue, Decatur, for driving with suspended license.

Teresa J. Manning, 49, of Hippocket Road, Peachtree City, for bench warrant.

Quentin L. Mitchell, 27, of Henton Street, Fort Valley, for bench warrant. Read More»

Senoia cop nabs man in child exploitation case

A McDonough man on Oct. 24 entered a guilty plea in Coweta County Superior Court on charges of computer pornography and child exploitation related to an undercover operation conducted by the Senoia Police Department.

The guilty plea entered by Marc B. Babischkin, 47, followed a September indictment by the Coweta County Grand Jury on charges of computer pornography, child exploitation and obscene Internet contact with a child, according to Senoia Police Investigator Alicia Batts.

The undercover operation was conducted with Batts posing as a juvenile female. Read More»