Crime

Arson responsible for 10 Newnan fires in 6 months

The southeast side of downtown Newnan has been the site arson fires at 10 vacant homes since October. The city of Newnan has posted a $5,000 reward in an effort to help nab Read More»

Newnan offers reward in beating of 90 year-old woman

The Newnan City Council is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction in the September beating of a 90 year-old woman in her home on Pinson Street.

On September 21 the Newnan Police Department began an investigation into the assault of a 90 year old woman, said Public Information Officer Gina Snider. The woman, who lives alone, was assaulted in her home at 121 Pinson Street. She was found by friends on the morning of Sept. 21 who routinely check on her well being, Snider said. Read More»

College Park man arrested for molesting girls: 12, 15

A College Park man was arrested Saturday for molesting two girls at a home in the Four Seasons mobile home community Feb. 13, sheriff’s deputies said
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Samuel Antonio Mayen, 19, is charged with three counts of child molestation, according to the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office.

The victims, ages 12 and 15, were friends of Mayen, according to sheriff’s spokesperson Brent Rowan.

As of Tuesday afternoon Mayen remained in jail on a $66,000 bond set by a Fayette County magistrate judge.

Police Reports week of Mar. 23-29, 2010

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, March 23 - Monday, March 29
Natecia Ranasha Busby, 17, of Ales Way, Fayetteville, for financial identity fraud (5).
Xavier Dewayne Parker, 22, of Webster Lane, Riverdale, for probation violation.
Alton Grady Barker, 52, of Summerbrook Drive, Atlanta, for probation violation.
Robin Ashley Carey, 22, of Franklin Farms Circle, Fayetteville, for simple battery. Read More»

Newnan offers reward in beating of elderly woman

The Newnan Police Department is asking for the public’s help in finding the person or persons responsible for the beating of an elderly woman.  The Newnan City Council is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction in this case.

On September 21, 2009 the Newnan Police Department began an investigation into the assault of a 90 year old woman. The woman, who lives alone, was assaulted in her home at 121 Pinson Street. She was found by friends on the morning of Sept. 21 who routinely check on her well being. Read More»

Defendant gets life sentence for molestation

Defendant gets life sentence for molestation

A former Union County man will serve two consecutive life sentences following his conviction today for molesting a 15-year-old girl. William Jacob Nutt, 23, was found guilty of aggravated child molestation and aggravated sexual battery. The jury found him not guilty of a third charge of rape. Read More»

Police reports Mar. 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, March 16 - Monday, March 22
Decil Eugene Cofield, 43, of Fleming Cove Drive, Hampton, for child abandonment.
Marlon Shelton Gibson, 24, of Tanglweood Lane, Forest Park, for burglary.
Jose Perez Lopez, 49, of Tall Deer Drive, Fairburn, for no license.
Richard Dean Menefee, 36, of Peartree Court, Riverdale, for marijuana less than one ounce. Read More»

Atlanta man gets life for heroin, cocaine conviction

An Atlanta man was convicted March 22 for possession of heroin with intent to distribute and possession of cocaine with intent to distribute from an undercover drug sting in December 2008 that was operated by sheriff’s narcotics agents.

Horatio Philmore, of Centennial Olympic Park Drive, was sentenced to life in prison by Fayette County Superior Court Judge Johnnie L. Caldwell Jr. The life sentence was mandated because Philmore was previously convicted on the exact same charges in Fulton County, the court noted. Read More»

Molestation trial continues

Testimony continued this afternoon in the trial of a man accused of molesting a 15-year-old family member at a north Fayette County home Nov. 1. Read More»

Burglars make quick, clean getaway at Best Buy

Fayetteville Police are asking for information on the theft of several iPods in an after hours burglary March 17 at the Best Buy store at the Fayette Pavilion. Read More»