Crime

PTC boy seriously injured after fall through gym roof

A 14-year-old Peachtree City boy is in serious but stable condition after falling through the Plexiglas skylight of the gym at Braelinn Elementary School on Dec. 23. The boy was one of four Peachtree City males ages 14-17 on the roof when the incident occurred, Peachtree City police said. Read More»

Sharpsburg man pleads, owes feds $108K in taxes, interest

Sharpsburg resident Robert C. Boot earlier this month entered a guilty plea in federal court to two counts of failing to file tax returns on his 2002-2004 taxes. Boot owed $75,000 in taxes and $33,000 in interest. Read More»

Judge-public defender affair may win new trial for carjacker

An affair between a now-resigned Fayette County Superior Court judge and a public defense attorney who routinely appeared in his courtroom may help win a new trial for a Riverdale man who was convicted in 2008 for a carjacking incident in Fayetteville.

A public defender attorney for Christopher Deangelo Wakefield has indicated in court papers that she needs to investigate whether one of Superior Court Judge Paschal A. English’s rulings in the case favored a co-defendant to the detriment of Wakefield. Read More»

Police reports Dec. 14-20

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, Dec. 14 - Monday, Dec. 20
Shelby Cleopheus Arrington, 19, of Princeton Chase Trace, Fayetteville, for possession of marijuana.
Kenneth Timothy Baldwin, 26, Harbor Town Parkway, Fayetteville, for no license.
Terry Nikoya Beasley, 25, of Bartow Court, Riverdale, for no proof of insurance, reckless driving, no license, lane violation maximum limits and fleeing/attempting to elude. Read More»

Fayette Sheriff’s Department nabs $101K in metro Atlanta seized drug money

Fayette County Sheriff Wayne Hannah holds the federal check for over $101,000, part of seized drug forfeiture funds resulting from a combined local and federal investigation. Photo/Special.

The Fayette County Sheriff’s Department last week received thanks from federal officials and $101,000 as its share of drug money seized after an 18-month-long joint investigation into drug cartels operating in the Atlanta area, according to a news release from the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Besides the Fayette S.O., other agencies sharing in $1.6 million in seized drug money were the Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Department, Ga. Department of Public Safety and the Lawrenceville Police Department. Read More»

8 arrested, 9 indicted for conspiring to distribute meth in D.C.

Nine people have been indicted on federal charges of conspiring to sell large quantities of crystal methamphetamine in the Washington area, following an investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD). The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office was among the agencies listed as participating in the investigation. Read More»

Police reports: Dec. 7-13, 2010

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, Dec. 7 - Monday, Dec. 13

Mary Ellen Duren, 33, of Greenview Boulevard, Fairburn, for disorderly conduct, aggravated stalking and terroristic threats.
Bernard Marquis Finch, 30, of Annelise Park Drive, Fayetteville, for probation violation.
James Leon Hammett, 42, of Shelton Drive, Resaca, for probation violation.
Ebony Lashaun Weaver, 31,of Wisdom Road, Peachtree City, for probation violation. Read More»

PTC church burglar linked also to Coweta break-ins

It turns out that the arrest last week of 24 year-old Peachtree City resident Joseph Michael Robinson on charges stemming from the burglary of two churches in Peachtree City solved the cases of additional break-ins, including the burglaries of two churches in Coweta County.

Robinson was charged with the Nov. 22-23 burglaries at Peachtree City Christian Church and St. Paul Lutheran Church, both off Ga. Highway 74 North. Items taken in the burglaries included cash, computers and musical instruments, according to law enforcement sources. Read More»

F’ville Police make arrest in ‘07 Zaxby’s armed robbery

The Fayetteville Police today arrested Erika Tiggs, a former Zaxby’s restaurant employee, for her part in an armed robbery which had occurred at the Fayetteville Zaxby’s.

On August 6, 2007, two suspects entered the Zaxby’s store on GA Hwy 85, forced the employees into a cooler and robbed the store of approximately $2,000 in cash, said department spokesperson Det. Mike Whitlow. Read More»

Attorney says bullies fabricated Whitewater gun threat

Student had no access to gun, officials confirm; Attorney also says Whitewater student was taunted about interracial relationship

An attorney who represents a Whitewater High School student accused of threatening to shoot two fellow students said today that her client never made any such threats.

Moreover, a juvenile court official confirmed today that the student, who is charged with two counts of making a terroristic threat, did not even have access to a gun at home to make good on the alleged threat.

Attorney Delisa Williams said the threat was fabricated after her client threatened to report two other Whitewater students who have been taunting and bullying him for at least several months. [WARNING — The following paragraph contains language that may be objectionable to many readers.] Read More»