Crime

Fayette County law enforcement arrest reports — Sept. 20 – Sept. 26

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, Sept. 20 - Monday, Sept. 26

Patrick D. Fancher, 22, of Skinner Mill Road, Augusta, for probation/parole violation.

Gary R. Langston, 17, of Cobblestone Boulevard, Fayetteville, for affray.

Leonardo Quiroz-Luna, 39, of Baker STreet, Riverdale, for improper u-turn, following tooo close, no driver’s license and failure to stop at accident with damages. Read More»

Hampton man charged with 8 counts of identity theft

Fayette County Sheriff’s Investigators made an arrest on Sept. 27 in connection with a identity theft case which occurred between December 2009 and March 2011, charging a Hampton man with eight counts.

Investigators have arrested Marcus Brown, 28, of Hampton and charged him with eight counts of identity theft, according to Fayette Sheriff’s spokesman Brent Rowan.

Rowan said the case involved Brown fraudulently using a family member’s social security number to purchase a new vehicle, obtain an apartment home and open several Wells Fargo bank accounts over a several year time period.

Police: no burglary ‘crime ring’ in PTC

Residents’ email chalked up to miscommunication with officer

A Sept. 22 email based on an incident at the home of a Cardiff Park subdivision couple in Peachtree City has generated a flurry of other email activity around the city.

The incident pertaining to a woman entering the house supposedly to clean the residence and then leaving after speaking with the husband was reported to Peachtree City Police later that day. Officers subsequently received a copy of the email apparently sent by the residents and reviewed the statements from the portion of the email relating to whether current crime issues in the city were accurate. Read More»

PTC peeper charged with public indecency

A Peachtree City man during the weekend period of Sept. 23-25 was charged with public indecency when he was identified as having fondled himself in front of a woman in a Peachtree City apartment complex.

Demeitre Mykel Winder, 23, of South Peachtree Parkway, was charged with public indecency and public intoxication, according to Peachtree City Police spokesperson Rosanna Dove. Read More»

7th man arrested in armed robberies in PTC, Tyrone

A seventh suspect has been arrested in connection with the Aug. 30 armed robbery at the Peachtree City Target and the Sept. 12 armed robberies of the Pit Stop convenience store in Peachtree City and the Sonic Drive-In in Tyrone.

Bradford J. Gibbs, Jr., 20, of Tom Bridges Road in Newnan, was arrested Sept. 26 on charges of armed robbery, aggravated assault and possession of a knife or firearm during the commission of a crime, according to information supplied by the Fayette County Jail. Read More»

Fayette County law enforcement arrest reports — Sept. 13 – Sept. 19

The following arrests were reported by local law enforcement agencies for the past week, Sept. 13 through Sept. 19. All persons are considered innocent until proven guilty.

Fayette County Sheriff’s Office

Ricardo A. Bellamy, 31, of Ga. Highway 85, Senoia, for driving with suspended license.

Kailyn D. Jones, 21, of Justin Court, Fayetteville, for DUI alcohol, Inst. Permits/Temp. License and improper equipment.

Brooke M. Lofstad, 39, of Harp Road, Fayetteville, for wanted person. Read More»

Arrests made in theft, fraud cases

Fayette County Sheriff’s investigators have arrested two men in connection with incidents involving theft by deception and identity fraud.

Sheriff’s spokesman Brent Rowan said investigators made an arrest on Sept. 14 in connection with a theft by deception case which occurred on Sept. 9. Arrested subsequent to the investigation was 46 year-old Ringo Starr Stevens, of Fayetteville, on charges of theft by deception.

Rowan said the case involved Stevens using deceit to deprive a victim of $150 at the Quick Trip convenience store on Ga. Highway 85 North. Read More»

2 more arrested for Target, Pit Stop robberies

Total of 6 in custody; 7th suspect being sought

Peachtree City police Thursday arrested two more local men in connection with the armed robberies of the Peachtree City Target Aug. 30 and the Pit Stop convenience store Sept. 12, officials said.

That brings the total number of suspects arrested to six, as police are still looking for a seventh suspect: Bradford J. Gibbs Jr., 20, of Tom Bridges Road, Newnan for one count each of armed robbery, aggravated assault and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime. Read More»

Arrests made in PTC Target, Tyrone Sonic armed robberies

Four men from Peachtree City, Riverdale and Union City have been arrested in connection to recent armed robberies at the Target store and the Pit Stop convenience store in Peachtree City and the Sonic Drive-in in Tyrone.

Kyle Cornell, 22, of Harbor Loop, Peachtree City, was arrested on Sept. 21 on two counts of armed robbery; Jeramie Ruiz, 18, of Lexington Circle, Peachtree City, was arrested on one count of armed robbery, aggravated assault and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime;

Demetrious Tucker, 22, of Sunrise Court, Union City, was arrested Sept. 21 on one count of armed robbery and obstruction; and Jimmy Nash, 20, of Garden Lake Drive, Riverdale, was arrested Sept. 21 on two counts of armed robbery, two counts of aggravated assault and Read More»

7 guilty in mobile home arsons for profit

Seven people entered guilty pleas last week in Fayette Superior Court on racketeering charges resulting from a scheme to burn newly-purchased mobile homes for insurance money.

Although one of the incidents happened in Fayette County at the Shiloh Mobile Home Park, several others occurred elsewhere in Georgia and in two other states, prosecutors said. The scheme involved the recruitment of single mothers who were used to purchase the mobile homes, which would then be insured for their contents prior to the fires, officials said. Read More»

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