Crime

Augusta man charged in credit card theft

The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office on June 17 announced the arrest of an Augusta man on charges related to the theft of credit cards stolen at a Fayetteville restaurant then fraudulently used in Fayette County and in Atlanta.

Thirty-one year-old Antonio Larry, of Augusta, was charged on June 1 with with entering auto, financial transaction card fraud, and 12 counts of financial transaction card theft, according to sheriff’s office spokesperson Brent Rowan. Read More»

ATF thanks sheriff's investigators for gun case

ATF thanks sheriff's investigators for gun case

Hard work led to federal time for 12 defendants in Autrey's Armory burglary

A number of Fayette County Sheriff’s investigators have been lauded for their work in the prosecution of 12 people related to the 2007 smash-and-grab burglary of 85 guns from Autrey’s Armory off Ga. Highway 314.

The federal prosecution of those defendants netted a combined sentence of 67 years in federal prison, along with the conviction of a juvenile suspect in Fayette County Juvenile Court, according to Gregory K. Gant, the special agent in charge of the ATF’s Atlanta Field Division.

All suspects were also ordered to pay more than $50,000 in restitution, Gant said. Read More»

PTC cops seek 2 in Pizza Hut armed robbery

Peachtree City police are looking for two gunmen who robbed the Pizza Hut in Braelinn Village early Saturday morning.

The assailants, armed with medium-sized pistols, entered the unlocked rear delivery door to the restaurant on Crosstown Court, police said. Read More»

5 arrested on gang charges in PTC

'Savage Life' suspects also charged in 2 robberies

Peachtree City police have arrested three adults and two juveniles in connection with alleged gang activity and two separate robberies in the city.

The suspects are associated with a local gang called “Savage Life,” police said.

In a May 31 robbery, suspects forcibly removed a woman’s purse May 31 and Read More»

4 arrested in Fayetteville Walmart theft

Four Decatur residents who stole a bank bag from the Fayetteville Walmart today have been arrested by police, officials said.

The incident happened late Thursday morning as two black men entered the store, with one serving as a lookout whlie the other took a bank bag from the customer service area at the front of the store, police said.

A manager saw the theft and watched the men leave the store in a Chevy truck, which allowed him to give the vehicle description and license plate to 911 operators. Read More»

Henry County man charged in Senoia burglary

A Henry County man was arrested June 6 by Senoia Police on charges of burglary and cruelty to animals stemming from a May 24 residential break-in where six put bull puppies were stolen.

Twenty-nine year-old Jacob E. Bishop was charged with burglary, cruelty to animals and theft by taking, according to department spokesperson Steve Tomlin.

The residential burglary occurred on May 24 in which six pit bull puppies were removed from the home, Tomlin said. The investigation by Investigator Alicia Batts determined that Bishop was suspect in the break-in, Tomlin said. Read More»

PTC woman charged with heroin possession

A Peachtree City woman was charged June 4 with possession of heroin and cocaine after striking a vehicle on Johnson Avenue in Fayetteville that was being driven by a sheriff’s deputy.

Alicia Ann Seal, 21, was turning on to Johnson Avenue when her vehicle struck another, said Fayetteville Police spokesperson Steve Crawshaw, adding that the driver of the struck vehicle was a Fayette County Sheriff’s deputy driving his private vehicle.

Fayetteville Police were called to the accident scene and were told by the sheriff’s employee that the woman had been acting suspiciously, said Crawshaw. Read More»

Fayette County law enforcement arrest reports — May 31 – June 6

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, May 31 - Monday, June 6

Joshua Dean Allen, 25, of Riverwalk Drive, College Park, for theft by taking.

Christi Leigh Bedgood, 37, of High Falls Road, Griffin, for violation of probation.

Wesley Allen Caraway, 34, of Branch Drive, Rex, for violation of probation. Read More»

PTC man arrested for Spalding robbery, assault

A Peachtree City man was arrested June 5 on outstanding charges from Spalding County including one count of criminal attempt to commit murder, police said.

Kevin Rossborough, 47, was arrested Sunday after an officer spotted him driving and recalled that he likely had a suspended license, said Peachtree City Police Lt. Mark Brown.

When the car’s tag was run, it revealed several outstanding warrants from Spalding County, and Rossborough was placed under arrest, Brown said. Read More»

Special needs teacher charged in affair with student

Mug shot of Dorothy Elizabeth Dixon. Photo/Coweta S.O.

A 29-year-old contract teacher working at Northgate High School was charged May 27 with child molestation involving a 15-year-old former student. Dorothy Elizabeth Dixon was arrested after her husband found sexting messages on his wife’s phone, confronted her and reported her explanation to authorities.

Maj. James Yarbrough of the Coweta County Sheriff’s Office said investigators were alerted to what is said to have been a sexual relationship between Dixon and one of her former students, a 15-year-old male special needs student, after her husband found sexting messages on her phone. Read More»

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