Crime

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»

Fayette County law enforcement arrest reports — May 24–May 30

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

Tuesday, May 24—Monday, May 30

Fayette County Sheriff’s Office

Xavier Leon Hizine, 20, of Roy Huie Road, Riverdale, for state drug law violation and driving unsafe or improperly equipped vehicle.

Toral Baldevbhal Patel, 38, of Newnan Crossing Boulevard, Newnan, for gambling-commercial and keeping a place of gambling.

Dwayne Alfonzo Roberts, 18, of Ocee Drive, Riverdale, for aggravated battery. Read More»

Deputies catch barn burglar, find meth, ecstasy, guns

Church parking lot thief’s accomplice arrested

Bart Michael Benedetti, 42, of Fayetteville, has been charged with multiple felonies after being caught May 24 while trying to burglarize a barn on Kirkley Road just north of Tyrone, according to Investigator Brent Rowan, public information officer for the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office. Read More»

Fayette County law enforcement arrest reports — May 17– 23

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 17 — Monday, May 23

Andres Devalle Fernandez, 30, of Warren Road, Newnan, for failure to appear.

Charles Henry Long, 52, of Pine Ridge Road, Franklin, for violation of probation.

Matias Lucio Tellez-Rogel, 24, of Lexington Drive, Lawrenceville, for violation of probation. Read More»