Crime

Man indicted for pointing pellet gun

A Locust Grove man was indicted last week for pointing an air pellet gun at four people during a May altercation at the Taco Bell in Peachtree City.

Jermal Thomas, 17, of Kings Cove, Locust Grove, is charged with four felony counts of aggravated assualt in connection with the incident.

The incident occurred May 8 and Thomas was on a golf cart at the time, police said. The dispute involved people who had congregated on the outdoor patio area of the restaurant, police said.

The charges were filed in part because Thomas portrayed the air pellet gun to be a real handgun, police said.

Former Tyrone cop indicted for sex crimes

Accused of molestation, sexual battery of 2 underage girls

A former Tyrone police officer has been indicted on more than six dozen felony crimes including several counts of child molestation that occurred in the city of Fayetteville.

Matthew Anthony New, of Orchard View, Fayetteville, 37, is accused of taking a photograph of a 13-year-old girl after he “induced” her to expose her genitals sometime between November 2007 and March 2008, according court records. New also is accused of molesting and committing sexual battery on the same victim by touching her “intimate body parts,” according to the indictment. Read More»

Two indicted for PTC auto break-ins

Two men have been indicted for breaking into three autos in Peachtree City Feb. 16.

Police arrested Andre Quincy Axam, 28, of Blanton Avenue, Atlanta, and Demarco Gonzalez McDonald, 19, of Skyline Drive, College Park in the parking lot of the Kedron Village Chick-fil-A after an alert citizen witnessed them enter an auto at the Mellow Mushroom and called 911.

The duo is accused of entering a Ford pickup truck parked at Mellow Mushroom, a 2008 Ford Expedition parked at the Smokey Bones restaurant and a 2002 Cadillac Escalade parked at World Gym on Commerce Drive. Read More»

Four F'ville juvys charged in Aug. 14 burglary

Four Fayetteville juveniles were arrested earlier this week in connection to the burglary of a south Fayette County residence that occurred Aug. 14.

Fayette County Sheriff’s investigator’s made an arrest on August 16 in connection with a residential burglary on Gladys Lane in south Fayette County which occurred on August 14, according to sheriff's spokesperson Brent Rowan. Investigators have arrested four juveniles all from Fayetteville and
charged them with burglary, Rowan said. Read More»

State office probing judge-attorney affair

Public defender council looking to see if clients’ rights may have been violated

An attorney from outside the Griffin Judicial Circuit has been appointed to review criminal cases to determine if any indigent defendants’ rights were violated due to the now-substantiated affair between a public defense attorney and Superior Court Judge Paschal A. English Jr. Read More»

PTC father and son arrested for operating meth lab

PTC father and son arrested for operating meth lab

A Peachtree City father and son were arrested Monday on multiple charges related to the operation of a meth lab at a Stevens Entry apartment.

Harry Charles Osborne, 58, and Jake Harry Osborne, 24, were both charged with manufacturing methamphetamine and manufacturing, Read More»

Fayetteville sees four burglaries in past week

That’s four times in a week. Fayetteville has seen three burglaries at restaurants and one at a dental office in the past eight days. Three occurred over the weekend at the southside McDonald’s on Glynn Street, the La Parrilla restaurant at the Fayette Pavilion and the Dental One Associates office on North Jeff Davis Drive. The other break-in came at the Dairy Queen on North Glynn Street on Aug. 9. Read More»

Police reports, Aug. 10-16

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
James Edward Balchuck, 26, of Rising Star Road, Fayetteville, for possession of marijuana.
Shalundra Matrel Beckham, 30, of 19th Street, Griffin, for shoplifting, failure to appear (2), financial identity fraud and financial transaction card theft.
Trey Allen Doxie, 17, of Chardonnay Court, Peachtree City, for probation violation. Read More»

Man caught after early morning robbery in Senoia

It was a robbery that probably did not go as the thief had planned. Quick work by Senoia police officers led to the capture of an Atlanta man after he robbed a Senoia convenience store early Saturday morning.

Senoia Police Capt. Steve Tomlin said Dantoine Kitchens, 24, was charged with robbery and shoplifting in the incident that occurred at the Marathon store on Ga. Highway 85 near Ga. Highway 16. Read More»

Farewell to Arros

Sheriff's K-9 officer Arros was bid good-bye by his fellow K-9 officers from around the area as he was escorted to his final resting place at the Fayette County Sheriff's Office.

The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office said good-bye to one of their own today, K-9 officer Arros, who died in the line of duty helping apprehend four burglars in north Fayette County Aug. 3.

Law enforcement agencies from all over joined in the memorial service for Arros this morning at the Fayette County Recreation Department.

Following the ceremony, the sheriff’s office honor guard escorted Arros to his patrol vehicle one final time as his trainer and partner Cody Benslay drove him to the sheriff’s office complex where Arros was interred in a cemetery. Read More»

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