Crime

Newnan federal Judge Jack Camp arrested for buying drugs from stripper

Federal authorities have arrested and charged sitting U.S. Northern District Court Senior Judge Jack Camp of Newnan in a lurid criminal complaint that alleges Camp hung out at strip clubs since last spring and bought sex and illegal drugs from one of the strippers, who later became an FBI informant and wore a wire. To read the federal criminal complaint, click here. Read More»

Man arrested for showing self at Starbucks

3 arrested for Wed. burglary thanks to citizen tip

An intoxicated man who flashed a local Starbucks employee Monday was arrested later that day by Fayette County sheriff’s investigators, officials said.

Ryan Haynes, 21, of Fayetteville, was also intoxicated at the time, investigators said. Read More»

3 burglars crash after chase in F'ville, arrested after brief manhunt

3 burglars crash after chase in F'ville, arrested after brief manhunt

It was quite a lunchtime spectacle in Fayetteville Wednesday after three Clayton County burglary suspects wrecked their car at the intersection of Ga. Highway 85 and Banks Road when they were being pursued by Clayton County police, according to Fayette County Sheriff Wayne Hannah. Read More»

Man gets 12 months for false name conviction

Man gets 12 months for false name conviction

Jury acquits Savannah man on meth possession charge

A Fayette County jury today found a Savannah man not guilty of possession of methamphetamine, but guilty of giving a sheriff’s deputy a false name and date of birth.

Bruce Bernard Townsend, 38, was sentenced to 12 months in prison on the misdemeanor charge by Superior Court Judge Christopher C. Edwards.

Townsend was accused of possessing a pipe that tested positive for methamphetamine that was found inside the back of a patrol car immediately after he was arrested. Read More»

PTC man speaks out on federal indictment

Gresham accused of bilking millions in currency trading scheme

Former Peachtree City resident Elton A. (E.A.) Gresham has been indicted by a federal grand jury alleging that he defrauded investors of $15.8 million. The Sept. 21 indictment filed in federal court in Dallas said Gresham’s Ponzi scheme has resulted in 10 counts of aiding and abetting mail fraud relating to a foreign currency exchange trading (ForEx) program. Gresham on Friday told The Citizen that more than $14 million has gone back to investors, adding that he plans to make full restitution to the others. Read More»

Man arrested for identity theft, another for statutory rape

Fayette County Sheriff’s spokesperson Brent Rowan said Thursday that sheriff’s investigators earlier this week arrest an Atlanta man for identity theft and a Fayetteville man on charges of statutory rape.

On Sept. 22 in connection with an identity theft case that occurred on April 3 investigator’s obtained an arrest warrant for Timothy Smith, 38, of Atlanta and charged him with one count of identity fraud, said Rowan. Read More»

PTC man arrested in rape of 15 year-old

Twenty year-old Peachtree City resident Michael Long has been charged with the Sept. 19 rape of a 15 year-old Peachtree City girl. The incident occurred as the girl was sleeping in a tent in the backyard of a residence where she had attended a party.

On September 20 at approximately 4 p.m. the Peachtree City Police Department was notified by Piedmont Fayette Hospital that a 15 year-old juvenile victim was at their facility, and was alleging that she had been raped during the early morning hours at a home in Peachtree City, said Peachtree City Police spokesperson Rosanna Dove. Read More»

PTC has lowest violent crime rate in metro area

Peachtree City has the lowest rate of violent crime in metro Atlanta for the 2009 calendar year, according to statistics released recently by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
The city recorded just 18 such crimes in 2009, which averages out to .51 per 1,000 residents. Read More»

Federal grand jury indicts PTC man for bilking 90 investors out of $15.8 million

DALLAS – U.S. Attorney James T. Jacks of the Northern District of Texas announced a federal grand jury indictment was returned charging Eldon A. Gresham, Jr., of Peachtree City, Ga., with 10 counts of mail fraud concerning a foreign currency exchange trading (ForEx) scam. Read More»

Police reports Sept. 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, Sept. 14 - Monday, Sept. 20

Joseph Patrick Davis, II, 18, of Ensign Road, Forsyth, for probation violation.
Richard Clarence Giles, 37, of Church Street, Riverdale, for burglary (3).
Clint Bernard Jackson, 28, of Double Bridge Road, Ellenwood, for window tint violation, suspended license and seatbelt violation. Read More»