Crime

F’ville burglary suspect faces new charges

The 39-year-old Fayetteville resident charged two weeks ago with burglary and prowling is now facing new charges of theft and the potential for additional charges relating to other thefts in Fayetteville.

Nakia Johnson was previously arrested on burglary and prowling charges after a woman at a Rabbit’s Run residence awakened to find Johnson in her room, said Det. Mike Whitlow. The street is off North Jeff Davis Drive.

The woman was able to convince Johnson to leave her home, Whitlow said, adding that the woman’s parents were also in the home when Johnson entered the residence. Read More»

Sexting gets 2 Flat Rock Middle students arrested

Two Flat Rock Middle School students on Nov. 18 were charged in an incident involving sexting. Read More»

Sheriff Babb: Be careful while holiday shopping

Sheriff Babb: Be careful while holiday shopping

Christmas shopping time is nearly here and Fayette County Sheriff Barry Babb has tips for the holiday season that pertain to shopping, burglaries and precautions for financial transactions.

When it comes to retail shopping, Babb said the most important thing for shoppers to do is to make sure there is nothing in view in their vehicle that would give a would-be thief a reason to target the vehicle.

“Don’t leave anything in view from the outside of the vehicle. Keep everything of value in the trunk or hidden from view. Don’t be a target,” Babb said. Read More»

Fayette County arrest reports — Oct. 29 – Nov. 11

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

Tuesday, Oct. 29 - Monday, Nov. 4

Fayette County Sheriff’s Office

Shadon D. Gay, born in 1977, of Sir William Court, Jonesboro, for DUI alcohol, reckless driving, speeding and less than an ounce of marijuana.

Lisa A. Hornsby, born in 1964, of Powder Creek Drive, Dallas, for probation/parole violation and crossing guard line with contraband. Read More»

Former deputy gets 5 years for viewing child porn at work

A former sheriff’s deputy has been sentenced to five years in prison for looking up child pornography websites on his sheriff’s department computer, officials have said.

Harry “Butch” Parris, 69, will serve an additional 15 years on probation after completing his five-year prison term, according to Fayette County Assistant District Attorney Robert Smith. Parris entered a guilty plea in court Aug. 23. Read More»

Newnan dentist sentenced in drug case

U.S. Attorney Sally Qulliian Yates on Friday said Hugh Maddux, the former owner of a dental practice in Newnan, has been sentenced for drug distribution. Read More»

Sheriff Babb issues scam warning

Fayette County residents should be aware of a phone scam intended to extort money from unsuspecting victims, Fayette County Sheriff Barry Babb said Tuesday.

Babb said his office has recently received complaints about a scam to extort money by using the fictitious name of a sheriff’s office employee.

Babb said his office last week was made aware of three incidents, all involving victims with the last name “White” that were contacted by a man claiming to be Lt. Darrell Jenkins of the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office. Read More»

Fayette deputies responding to more family violence complaints this year

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One Fayette County crime statistic jumps out: A lot more folks this year are calling 911 because of family violence or face-to-face disputes than last year.

In nearly all categories the number of calls relating to potential crimes remained relatively stable between the two reporting periods. The most pronounced exception was in the combined category dealing with domestic-family violence, arguments and various types of disputes between acquaintances or strangers. Read More»

Judge Edwards denies bond for man accused of beating 3 women

A local man accused of brutally beating three women including his wife Oct. 8 at a home on Sharon Court will remain in jail pending trial.

Robert Scott Kelly, 40, was denied bond Oct. 30 by Fayette County Superior Court Judge Christopher Edwards. Read More»

Fayette County arrest reports — Oct. 22-28

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

Tuesday, Oct. 22 - Monday, Oct. 28

Fayette County Sheriff’s Office

Juan B. Cruz-Cruz, born in 1982, of Lee Road, Opelika, Ala., for windshield and/or wiper violation, brake light/turn signal violation and driving without valid license.

Bobby W. Howell, Jr., born in 1986, of Nowell Drive, Fairburn, for probation/parole violation.

Dexter G. Lewis, born in 1972, of Jones Avenue, Albany, for bench warrant. Read More»

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