Crime

Deputy dragged, thrown from vehicle after traffic stop; suspect shot

An incident during a traffic stop on County Line Road Monday night left a Fayette County Sheriff’s deputy injured after being dragged and thrown from the vehicle when the passenger attempted to flee the scene. The deputy’s injury was not life-threatening. A suspect was shot and wounded by the deputy, police said. Read More»

Fayette law officers caution holiday shoppers on crime perils

Fayetteville Police and the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office want shoppers to stay safe and aware during the holiday shopping season. With that in mind, both agencies are providing tips to help ensure safer holiday shopping.

Fayetteville Police say shopping during the holiday season can present unique dangers when busy people become careless and vulnerable to theft and other crimes. Taking a few preventative measures can help keep the holiday season joyous, officers said. Those measures include:

• Shop during daylight hours whenever possible. Read More»

Police reports, Nov. 16-22

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, Nov. 16 - Monday, Nov. 22

Donald Shane Grizzle, 21, of Ga. Highway 85, Brooks, for probation violation.
Cyrus Milner, 56, of Camden Court, Fayetteville, for pending charges battery-family violence.
Michael Charles Phillips, 49, of Longview Road, Fayetteville, for probation violation.
Marselo Ignatios Psomas, 53, of Carriage Lane, Peachtree City, for charges pending simple battery. Read More»

PTC police issue Internet 'money scam' alert

The Peachtree City Police Thursday morning issued an alert to citizens to be aware of two versions of an internet “money scam” that has been reported in the city and surrounding areas.

Version 1:

Victims who are selling items via the internet are receiving checks for an amount significantly more than what the item is being sold for.

Once the check has been received by the victim, the offenders are requesting that the victim deposit the check and wire a third person the difference in the money actually owed and the amount of the check. Read More»

Camp pleads guilty to drug and conversion charges

Senior U.S. District Judge and Coweta County resident Jack T. Camp Jr. pleaded guilty last week in U.S. District Court in Atlanta to possession of controlled substances and conversion of government property. He will be sentenced on March 4. Read More»

Missouri woman charged with identity fraud

Fayette County Sheriff’s investigators arrested a Missouri woman on Nov. 10 on charges of identity fraud.

Chevell Chamberlyn, 30, of Lee Summit, Missouri, was charged with two counts of identity fraud, according to sheriff’s spokesperson Brent Rowan.

Rowan said the case involved Chamberlyn fraudulently using a Fayette County victim’s Heritage Bank account number to pay her AT&T phone bill in the amount of $432.86 and $285.65.

Rowan said the fraudulent charges occurred in November 2009.

PTC Police issue scam alert

The Peachtree City Police Thursday morning issued an alert to citizens to be aware of two versions of an internet “money scam” that has been reported in the city and surrounding areas.

Version 1:
Victims who are selling items via the internet are receiving checks for an amount significantly more than what the item is being sold for.
Once the check has been received by the victim, the offenders are requesting that the victim deposit the check and wire a third person the difference in the money actually owed and the amount of the check. Read More»

Fayetteville man, 18, charged in Oct. 11 traffic death

Eighteen-year-old Fayetteville resident Joshua Marcus Williams has been charged with second-degree vehicular homicide in the Oct. 11 death of another Fayetteville man, James Buck, after Williams ran a stop sign at McBride and Antioch roads and crashed into Buck’s vehicle.

Williams was arrested over the weekend on charges of second-degree vehicular homicide, a misdemeanor, and failure to stop at a stop sign, according to officials with the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office. The charge of second-degree vehicular homicide was imposed because the death occurred without intent, officials said. Read More»

Police reports Nov. 9-15

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, Nov. 9 - Monday, Nov. 15

Darrol Deon Aaron, 31, of Moury Avenue, Atlanta, for no license,drug law violation and approaching emergency vehicles.
Jose Manuel Armas, 18, of Sprin Drive, Riverdale, for tail light violation and no license.
Conroy George Campbell, 50, of Woodland Circle, Roswell, for simple battery.
Rickey Damon Cantrell, 40, of Cedar Trail, Jonesboro, for deposit accounty fraud. Read More»

Local man admits to interfering with postal investigation

A Fayetteville man pled guilty Tuesday to leaking information about a federal investigation to a potential target of the probe, federal prosecutors said.

Randall T. Smith, 53, a postal carrier at the East Point Post Office, was accused of disclosing details of “how the agents were acquiring evidence in the case. This type of leak and abuse of position is not acceptable and he now has a federal criminal record.” Read More»