Crime

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»

Retired teacher busted for 25 lbs. of pot, $30K in cash

Maj. James Yarbrough of the Coweta County Sheriff's Office examines 25 pounds of marijuana found in the truck belonging to retired Coweta and Fayette school teacher Craig Humphrey. Deputies during the Dec. 2 traffic stop also seized $30,000 in cash

A retired school teacher who taught previously in Coweta and Fayette counties was busted Dec. 2 when a Coweta County Sheriff’s deputy conducting a traffic stop found Craig Blount Humphrey in possession of 25 pounds of “high grade” marijuana and $30,000 in cash.

Fifty-six year-old Humphrey, of Sharpsburg, was pulled over Friday night on Freestone Drive off Ga. Highway 154 after a deputy followed him from the area of Ga. highways 34 and 54 in east Coweta after observing his truck weaving in the roadway, according to Maj. James Yarbrough. Read More»

Police reports Nov. 30-Dec.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, Nov. 30 - Monday, Dec. 6
Carl Lessie Brown, 48, of Wild Turkey Trail, Riverdale, for seatbelt violation and no license.
Christopher Gordon Chaplin, 37, of North Bend Court, Fayetteville, for obstruction.
Charles Anthony Clyburn, 36, of Audobon Parkway, Stockbridge, for probation violation.
Jeremy Allen Dorsey, 28, of Wynmeade Parkway, Peachtree City, for probation violation. Read More»

3rd strike conviction results in life sentence for self-lawyered defendant

A defendant who elected to represent himself in court last week was sentenced to life in prison after a Fayette County jury found him guilty of trafficking in cocaine.

Sanyo Walter McGee had two prior felony drug convictions, so he was sentenced as a repeat offender by Fayette County Superior Court Judge Fletcher Sams, meaning McGee will have to serve every day of his life sentence, said Fayette County Assistant District Attorney David Younker. Read More»

Man, woman charged in Friday south Fayette home invasion

Fayette County Sheriff’s deputies on Dec. 3 arrested two of the four people sought in a south Fayette County home invasion that occurred earlier that morning when four individuals came to the house posing as law enforcement. The arrests came at a traffic stop along Ga. Highway 74 and Tyrone Road.

Michelle Marie Perez, 30, of Atlanta, and Darius McKee Gray, 38, of College Park, were each charged with one count of armed robbery and three counts of kidnapping, according to Sheriff Wayne Hannah. Read More»

U.S. Attorney investigates possible tainting of Judge Camp’s cases

U.S. Attorney Sally Quillian Yates announced Dec. 2 that her office is continuing to investigate the outcomes of cases administered by discredited U.S. Senior District Judge Jack Camp and whether the sentences he imposed between May and September might have been affected by his admitted drug use or any racial bias. Yates said her office would not object to requests for re-sentencing for cases in which Camp presided during the May-September time frame during which he was using drugs and engaged in a relationship with an Atlanta stripper. Read More»

Police: PTC church burglar caught

A 24-year-old Peachtree City man has been arrested for burglarizing two churches here, taking electronics, cash, computers and musical instruments, police said Thursday afternoon.

Authorities also linked Joseph Michael Robinson to two similar incidents in unincorporated Fayette and Coweta counties, police said.

A substantial amount of electronics and money was found in Robinson’s residence at 203 Morgans Turn, and some of the items appear to be related to a fifth church burglary, at a location in North Georgia, police said. Read More»

2 arrested for South Fayette home invasion

Fayette County Sheriff's deputies have arrested two people in connection with a home invasion Friday morning at a home off Padgett Road in south Fayette County. Read More»

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