Crime

Man arrested for fatal PTC crash

Peachtree City police have charged a Dawsonville man with second degree vehicular homicide relating to a crash in February that killed an East Point man.

Gene Lee Samples, 41, of Kilough Church Road was also charged with driving on the wrong side of the road and failure to maintain lane.

The Feb. 9 crash claimed the life of Thomas McGhee, 37, of East Point. The collision occurred shortly after 8 a.m. at the intersection of Ga. Highway 74 and Aberdeen Parkway.
McGhee was traveling south on Hwy. 74 at the time of the crash, and Samples was traveling north, police said. Read More»

Fayette County law enforcement arrest reports — July 12 – July 18

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, July 12 - Monday, July 18

Therrick D. Brown, 19, of Lees Mill Road, Fayetteville, for less than an ounce of marijuana.

Daryon H. Calhoun, 32, of Stevens Entry, Peachtree City, for probation/parole violation. Read More»

PTC police hosting National Night Out Aug. 2

Peachtree City police are again hosting the anti-crime event “National Night Out” Tuesday, Aug. 2 near the Kedron Village Target from 7 to 9 p.m.

There will be a host of public safety equipment on display for the curious public to take a gander at, including fire department ladder trucks, helicopters, police vehicles, auto wreckers and more. Read More»

Local lawman finds Clayton murder suspect

Riverdale teen accused of shooting Clayton Co. deputy

A suspect wanted for murdering a Clayton County sheriff’s deputy in Riverdale earlier today was spotted this evening by a Fayette County investigator participating in the manhunt, The Citizen has learned.

Jonathan Bun, 17 of Riverdale was arrested early this evening as more than 200 law enforcement officers from surrounding agencies participated in the search.
Deputies and detectives from the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office took part in the search, including the Hawk 1 aviation unit. Read More»

Latchkey kid at age 5: F’ville woman arrested on cruelty charges

Thirty-year-old Fayetteville resident Adrienne Reshay Bunkley was arrested July 19 on charges of cruelty to children after a neighbor found her 5-year-old daughter on the driveway of Bunkley’s Cornwallis Way residence. Bunkley was at work at the time.

Fayetteville Police spokesperson Steve Crawshaw said Bunkley was charged with second-degree cruelty to children. Read More»

PTC police urge caution to avoid vehicle break-ins

With an increasing number of items being stolen from motor vehicles, Peachtree City police are urging residents to take steps to prevent such crimes.

The city has seen an uptick in thefts from motor vehicles, both those parked in driveways in neighborhoods and also those in public parking lots, police said.

Residents are always urged to lock their vehicle’s doors, even if parked at home in the driveway, and also to avoid leaving valuables in plain sight, such as GPS units, laptops, cellphones, purses and wallets.

Police also advise to: Read More»

Fayette County law enforcement arrest reports — July 5 – July 11

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, July 5 – Monday, July 11

Jason A. Bard, 30, of Timber Ridge Court, Lawrenceville, for probation/parole violation.

Travis L. Braden, 37, of Shaw Road, Sharpsburg, for probation/parole violation.

Sloan M. Broome, 17, of Fairfax Court, Fayetteville, for shoplifting.

Joshua L. Brown, 25, of Welcome Sargent Road, Newnan, for probatioin/parole violation. Read More»

Name this robber

Robber brandishes semiautomatic during SunTrust heist last Thursday, the second bank robbery in Fayetteville within a week. Photo/Fayetteville Police Department.

Police hopeful public will ID hardhat bank robber

The lone gunman who robbed the SunTrust Bank off Ga. Highway 85 North in Fayetteville didn’t know it, but the bank had better than average surveillance cameras in place when he struck July 14.

That led to higher-quality photos which Fayetteville police hope will help identify the gunman, who wore a yellow construction hat with a red bandana around his neck. Read More»

Appeals court upholds child exploitation verdict in PTC case

The Georgia Court of Appeals has upheld the guilty verdict from a jury that convicted a Clayton County man of soliciting sex online from an undercover Peachtree City police officer whom he thought was a 15-year-old girl.

Mohammed Bolton, 37, was convicted in March 2006 by a Fayette County Jury.

When he was arrested in October 2005, police said that Bolton was a youth minister at Harvest International Church in Jonesboro and also was a school bus driver. Read More»

Can you identify this latest bank robber in Fayetteville? Check the photos

Robber points handgun at teller in robbery Thursday afternoon at SunTrust Bank on Ga. Highway 85 North in Fayetteville. Photo/Fayetteville Police Department.

Fayetteville police are looking for help from the public in identifying a gunman who robbed the SunTrust Bank on Ga. Highway 85 North near the Pavilion Thursday afternoon.

Check out the photos and call 770-461-4441 if you have any information.

For a gallery of bank robber photos, click here.

For the story on the robbery, click here.

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