Crime

Police blotter for Jan. 18 through Jan. 31

The following arrests were reported by local law enforcement agencies for the past two weeks. The first section covers the most recent arrests, Jan. 25 through Jan. 31. The second section covers arrests in the prior week, as noted. All persons are considered innocent until proven guilty:

Fayette County Sheriff’s Office

For the period Jan. 25-26

Darrell Cornelius Gilbert, 39, of Largo Lane, Atlanta for violation of probation.

Brendalee Antoinette Gray, 20, of Paines Avenue, Atlanta for failure to appear in court. Read More»

Defendant gets 35 years in prison for armed robbery charges

Jury convicted Fairburn man of 2 holdups: 1 at convenience store and the other at a Fayette home

A Fairburn man convicted of charges stemming from two armed robberies in Fayette County last November was sentenced to serve 35 years in prison by Superior Court Judge Fletcher Sams.

Sedrick Whatley, 20, was convicted of two counts of armed robbery, two counts of aggravated assault, one count each of kidnapping and burglary, two counts of possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime and one count of financial transaction card theft. Read More»

PTC police offer $5,000 reward for PeachMac burglars

Police are seeking these 3 “persons of interest“ in connection with a smash-and-grab burglary of $20,000 worth of Macintosh computers and equipment from Peachtree City's The Avenue. Photo/PTC Police Dept.

Peachtree City police and a local business are hoping the offer of a $5,000 reward will help shake loose information to solve the ram-and-grab burglary of the PeachMac computer store at The Avenue shopping center Jan. 26.

The reward is offered for “information leading to the arrest and conviction of persons responsible” for the burglary, according to a police department news release.

Police also have released still photos taken from a surveillance camera which depict three young black men who “have been identified as persons of interest in this case,” police said. Read More»

$5K reward offered in PeachMac burglary

$5K reward offered in PeachMac burglary

Peachtree City police and a local business are hoping the offer of a $5,000 reward will help shake loose information from the ram-and-grab burglary of the PeachMac computer store at The Avenue shopping center Jan. 26.

The reward is offered for “information leading to the arrest and conviction of persons responsible” for the burglary, according to a police department news release.

Police also have released still photos taken from a surveillance camera which depict three young black men who “have been identified as persons of interest in this case,” police said. Read More»

Arrest made in north Fayette armed robbery, shooting

David Parnell, 41, is awaiting extradition to Fayette County on numerous charges including aggravated assault, armed robbery and burglary for a Jan. 10 incident at a north Fayette convenience store.

Fayette County Sheriff’s investigators today announced the arrest of an Alabama man who shot a north Fayette convenience store clerk during an armed robbery Jan. 10.

David Earl Parnell, 41, of Troy, Ala. was identified based on forensic evidence and video surveillance obtained at the BP located on Ga. Highway 138 near Ga. Highway 279, investigators said.

Parnell was arrested Thursday, Jan. 27 by the United States Marshalls Service in Huntsville, Ala. and he is currently in the Madison County (Ala.) jail awaiting extradition, officials said. Read More»

PTC girl cleared of gang charges forced to change schools

Eight female students from Booth Middle School and one from McIntosh High School in Peachtree City were arrested in December on gang-related charges. One of those girls, Gabby Santamorena, was later cleared of the charges, yet the 13 year-old is not being allowed to attend her school and has been transferred to another middle school by the Fayette County School System. Read More»

PTC PeachMac store rammed, burglarized, high-speed chase halted

More than $20,000 of computers and related items were stolen in a brazen ram-and-grab burglary at the PeachMac store at The Avenue in Peachtree City around 2:30 Wednesday morning, police said. Read More»

Nine underage drinkers arrested at rowdy party

A late night gathering at Weatherly Walk Apartments in Fayetteville last weekend resulted in the arrest of nine underage drinkers.

Fayetteville Police spokesperson Steve Crawshaw said officers at 2:30 a.m. received a call about a possible fight occurring in one of the buildings at Weatherly Walk Apartments, located in east Fayetteville off Ga. Highway 54.

After arriving at the scene officers found no altercation at the specified building but did hear a range of activity including loud music and people yelling coming from an apartment in the adjacent building, Crawshaw said. Read More»

Sting nets two arrests for prostitution, one for pimping

Two women were arrested on charges of prostitution and one man was arrested for pimping in a Jan. 20 sting conducted by the Fayette County Sheriff’s Tactical Narcotic Team (TNT).

Tavish Sunshine Hunter, 40, of East Point and Megan Paige Johnson, 21, of Hixson, Tenn. were both charged with prostitution, said sheriff’s office spokesperson Brent Rowan.

Also arrested on charges of pimping and violating the Georgia Controlled Substance Act for being in possession of prescription medication without a legal prescription was Corey Montez Hollie, 31, of Atlanta, said Rowan. Read More»

Recommendation: don't notify defendants about judge-attorney relationship

More than 400 defendants represented by public defense attorney Kim Cornwell during her entire tenure at the Fayette County Public Defender’s Office may not be notified of a potential conflict brought on by her relationship with former Fayette County Superior Court Judge Paschal A. English Jr. Read More»

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