Crime

PTC man arrested for child molestation

Peachtree City resident David Johnson was arrested June 23 on charges of molestation and sexual battery involving a young boy, police said.

Johnson, 33, was arrested June 23 on charges of aggravated child molestation and aggravated sexual battery, according to Fairburn Detective Tiffany Hudson. Johnson was arrested by officers from Peachtree City based on warrants and turned over to Fairburn. Read More»

Man uninjured in attack at Tinseltown

A June 25 incident at the Tinseltown Theater at the Fayette Pavilion left a man essentially uninjured after an attack that occurred after he left the theater.

The victim told officers he left the theater at approximately 10 p.m. and was texting on his cell phone while walking to his vehicle, said Fayetteville Police spokesperson Debbie Chambers. Read More»

Atlanta man charged in Fayette car theft

An Atlanta man was charged by Fayette County Sheriff’s investigators on June 22 with the theft of a vehicle from a north Fayette auto broker.

Sheriff’s spokesperson Brent Rowan said investigators arrested 34 year-old Atlanta resident Marcus Ferguson on charges of theft by taking in connection with the theft of a 2002 Monte Carlo stolen on Feb. 8 from CJW Auto Brokers on New Hope Road.

Fayette County law enforcement arrest reports — June 14 – June 20

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, June 14 – Monday, June 20

Trent Trevon Alston, 23, of Inman Road, Hampton, for bench warrant.

Lasheretan Frazier, 21, of Delwood Court, Montgomery, Ala., for driving with suspended license and expired/no license plate/decal.

Ricardo Aris Nicoleau, 19, of Porter Road, Fayetteville, for headlight violation and driving with suspended license. Read More»

F’ville man arrested for public indecency

A Fayetteville man was charged June 20 with public indecency after being reported for exposing himself in his vehicle in the parking lot of the Kroger grocery store on South Glynn Street in Fayetteville.

Fayetteville Police spokesperson Steve Crawshaw said 45-year-old Alan Ponder was charged with public indecency and possession of a controlled substance.

Crawshaw said a couple had exited the grocery store at approximately 2 p.m. and were putting groceries in their vehicle. The couple said they witnessed Ponder masturbating in his vehicle and called police, Crawshaw said. Read More»

Fayette County law enforcement arrest reports — June 7 – June 13

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, June 7 — Monday, June 13

Joseph W. Bolden, 20, of Creekwood Trail, Fayetteville, for bench warrant and tail light violation.

Dorian A. Gorroden, 21, of Bordeaux Drive, Fayetteville, for probation/parole violation.

William J. Joyner, 23, of Wellborn Road, Warner Robbins, for probation/parole violation. Read More»

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»

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