Crime

Multiple drug arrests across Fayette

It has been a busy couple of weeks for agents with the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office Tactical Narcotics Team (TNT). Team Commander Jody Thomas announced Tuesday that six investigations into the sale, possession or use of illegal narcotics have been concluded with the investigations leading to the arrests of 13 people.

Thomas said the first incident occurred Sept. 20 after TNT conducted an undercover operation in the parking lot of a Fayette County business. Read More»

F’ville Police to hold fraud prevention seminar

All kinds of criminal frauds are on the increase, both locally and across America. To help combat the victimization of individuals and businesses, the Fayetteville Police Department will be holding a fraud prevention seminar on Oct. 26.

Detective Mike Whitlow in addressing the upcoming seminar said that representatives from his department, along with representatives from the U.S. Secret Service will be on hand.

Whitlow said the purpose of the seminar is to provide information on current fraud schemes, ways to protect personal information and what to do if you become a victim. Read More»

Police reports Oct. 5-11

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, Oct. 5 - Monday, Oct. 11
Richard James Coe, 48, of Crosstown Drive, Peachtree City, for probation violation.
Jaime Antonio Conway, 35, of Sycamore Drive, Jonesboro, for probation violation.
Michael Jerome Dorsey, 32, of Church Street, Fayetteville, for probation violation.
Jabbar Beyah Fowler, 29, of Lee Road, Senoia, for probation violation. Read More»

PTC cops take on game warden duties; will write fishing license citations

The long arm of city law is moving beyond city streets and cart paths to the shores of lakes Kedron and Peachtree. Peachtree City police are now empowered to enforce a state law requiring all fisherman to have a state fishing license. Read More»

Burglars hit F’ville storage facility — 19 different units at one time

The police report reads like a blizzard of burglaries — 19 in a row, in fact — but the catch is that they were all committed in one location this past weekend.

Burglars cut through the rear fence at East Fayette Storage in Fayetteville and entered 18 storage units and a trailer.

The storage facility on Robinson Drive off Ga. Highway 54 East is fenced and gated and has computerized gate security and video surveillance.

But that did not stop the facility from being burglarized for the first time in 13 years of doing business at the location, said manager Lance Smith. Read More»

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»

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