Beer burglar blasts BP gas station, steals 2 cases

Stills from surveillance video showing burglar at BP station. Photo/Fayette County Sheriff's Department.

A burglar with a taste for beer fired a shotgun blast through the plate glass window of a BP gas station east of Fayetteville Tuesday morning and walked off with two cases of beer, brand undisclosed, Fayette County Sheriff’s Investigator Brent Rowan said.

Deputies have video and are looking for a “slightly overweight white male” wearing dark clothing.

The store at Corinth Road and Ga. Highway 54 East was closed, and no one was in the building when the beer burglar struck.

Here’s what Rowan says: Read More»

F'ville boy, 13, arrested for threatening mom with knife

A 13-year-old Fayetteville boy was arrested Wednesday night after he threatened his mother and sister with a knife at a home in the Heritage Lake subdivision, police said.

The incident happened shortly before 7 p.m. during an altercation between the youth and his mother, who had told him he could not go out with his brother because his grades had been bad and he had been getting in trouble, police said. Read More»

Deputy: Auto thief beat the system to sell 26 cars for scrap

An Atlanta man was able to sell some 26 stolen cars to area salvage yards before getting caught because he was moving faster than “the system” designed to catch such incidents, officials said.

Christopher Davis, 53, of Atlanta was arrested Nov. 2 for selling the vehicles between May and November to Quality Used Auto Parts and M&S Auto Parts on Roberts Road in north Fayette County, sheriff’s investigators said.

Davis would bring the vehicles in on a tow truck and forged some of the documents he used in the sales, said Investigator Brent Rowan of the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office. Read More»

3 women arrested in 1 of 3 burglary cases Nov. 6-7

Unincorporated Fayette County was hit with three burglaries on Nov. 6 and 7. In one of the cases three women were arrested on Ga. Highway 314 after a home break-in on White Oak Way.

The Nov. 6 burglary occurred at a residence on White Oak Way at approximately 1:30 p.m., according to Fayette County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Brent Rowan. A neighbor witnessed two females leaving the home and called 911, Rowan said. Deputies arriving at the scene confirmed a forced entry through the back door and later noted that two computers had been stolen, Rowan added. Read More»

Cops find stolen items in nearby storage room

Fayetteville Police responding to a Nov. 5 burglary at the Weatherly Walk Apartments off Ga. Highway 54 East located some of the stolen items in the storage room of a vacant apartment in the same building.

Fayetteville Police spokesman Steve Crawshaw said officers responded after a resident arrived home shortly after 9 p.m. finding that the front door had been forced open.

The resident determined the stolen items to include an Xbox, a laptop computer, a handgun and a small amount of cash, Crawshaw said. Read More»

Man gets year in prison for DUI wreck with his 2 kids

A Riverdale man has been sentenced to one year in prison for an Aug. 10, 2010 DUI wreck in Fayetteville that involved his two children as passengers.

Shane Christopher Barrington, 36, pled guilty in court Monday to one felony count of obstruction of a police officer and misdemeanor counts of DUI, reckless driving, failure to maintain lane and two counts of endangering a child while DUI.

Court officials said Barrington was under the influence of oxycodone at the time of the crash. Read More»

Church: Youth pastor fired before molestation probe

A former youth pastor at Heritage Christian Church was fired from the position “some time” before the church learned of allegations that he sexually molested a boy under the age of 16, according to Heritage Christian Pastor Doug Fultz.

Nathan Donald Moore, 24, is accused of having sexual contact with the male juvenile on six different occasions at Moore’s home on the far southern edge of Fayette County. But the church was unaware of those allegations when Moore was dismissed “early this summer,” Pastor Fultz said. Read More»

Tyrone man, 19, charged with raping Fayetteville girl, 13

A 19-year-old Tyrone man is facing charges of rape and other felonies related to an Oct. 30 incident involving a 13-year-old Fayetteville female.

Devin J. McGuine was charged by Tyrone police with rape, child molestation and criminal attempt to commit aggravated sodomy, according to Maj. Van Brock. McGuine was also charged by Fayetteville Police with contributing to the delinquency of a minor and loitering or prowling, according to Fayette County Jail records. Read More»

Fayette County law enforcement arrest reports — Oct. 25 – Oct. 31

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. 25 - Monday, Oct. 31

Frank V. Cuccio, 48, of Bob White Trail, Fayetteville, for battery.

Bernard L. Gunnell, 30, of Anwar Trail, Decature, for bail jumping and bench warrant.

Jesse J. Mercer, III, 51, of Triple Creek Trail, Fayetteville, for battery and cruelty to children. Read More»

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»

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