Crime

Fayette County arrests report — Sept. 16–22

The following arrests were reported by local law enforcement agencies for the period indicated. All persons are considered innocent until proven guilty. Rather than indicating the age of those arrested, only the year of birth will be noted below due to law enforcement procedural changes.

Tuesday, Sept. 16 - Monday, Sept. 22

Fayette County Sheriff’s Office


George A. Cole, born in 1958, of Belle Drive, Fayetteville, for bench warrant.

Irvin G. Fontenelle, born in 1982, of Pine Cone Court, Atlanta, for wanted person.
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Burglar strikes Crosstown McDonald's in PTC

Burglar strikes Crosstown McDonald's in PTC

The McDonald's restaurant at Crosstown in Peachtree City has been temporarily closed Friday morning after a forced entry was discovered.

Peachtree City Police spokesman Mark Brown said the forced entry occurred sometime between closing time on Thursday and the opening of operations on Friday.

Brown said the incident is currently under investigation.

Coweta teen fatally stabbed in Atlanta

A 17-year-old east Coweta resident died Sept. 21 after being stabbed during an altercation in downtown Atlanta. An Atlanta man is in custody on murder charges.

Cody Phillips was fatally stabbed in downtown Atlanta’s Woodruff Park at approximately 9:45 p.m. on Sept. 21, according to the Associated Press (AP).

Atlanta Police Dept. authorities found an injured Phillips in Woodruff Park, according to AP sources, and Phillips was transported to Grady Memorial Hospital where he died.

The Fulton County Medical Examiner’s office on Thursday said Phillips died from a single stab wound. Read More»

Fayette County arrests report — Sept. 9–15

The following arrests were reported by local law enforcement agencies for the period indicated. All persons are considered innocent until proven guilty. Rather than indicating the age of those arrested, only the year of birth will be noted below due to law enforcement procedural changes. Read More»

Another victim carjacked in his driveway in N. Fayette

A north Fayette County man was the victim of a carjacking in front of his home Sept. 13. Fayette County Sheriff Barry Babb said investigators are considering that the victim could have been followed home from his place of work in the Old National Highway area in Fulton County.

Babb said the armed robbery occurred at approximately 8:30 a.m. when the 70-year-old resident of Dix-Lee-On Drive off Ga. Highway 279 arrived home. The victim was approached outside his vehicle by a man brandishing a handgun, Babb said. Read More»

F’ville cops hunt for Subway robber

Fayetteville investigators are searching for the man who robbed the Subway sandwich shop on the city’s west side Sept. 12.

Det. Mike Whitlow said the robbery occurred at the Subway on Ga. Highway 54 West near Gingercake Road at approximately 9:30 p.m., near closing time.

Whitlow said a black male wearing all black clothing and a red bandana entered the store, produced a handgun and demanded money.

The man fled on foot running to the west toward the Waffle House restaurant, Whitlow said, adding that it is believed the man had a vehicle parked in the area. Read More»

Fayette County arrests report — Sept. 2–8

The following arrests were reported by local law enforcement agencies for the period indicated. All persons are considered innocent until proven guilty. Rather than indicating the age of those arrested, only the year of birth will be noted below due to law enforcement procedural changes. Read More»

Fayette County arrests report — Aug. 26–Sept. 1

The following arrests were reported by local law enforcement agencies for the period indicated. All persons are considered innocent until proven guilty. Rather than indicating the age of those arrested, only the year of birth will be noted below due to law enforcement procedural changes. Read More»

PTC off-duty cop snags fraudster

PTC off-duty cop snags fraudster

A Mableton man was arrested by Peachtree City police officers on Sept. 5 after using a stolen credit card to purchase thousands of dollars in gift cards.

Travis Tyree Johnson, 47, was charged with three counts of financial transaction card fraud, two counts of first degree forgery, one count of financial transaction card theft and one count of obstruction, according to department spokesman Mark Brown.

Brown said that while off duty at the Rite Aid pharmacy at Ga. highways 54 and 74, Cpl. James Beato observed a man trying to buy more than $2,000 worth of Visa gift cards. Read More»

Vacuum cleaner thieves nabbed after chase

The attempt by three men to steal vacuum cleaners from a store in Peachtree City then get away clean did not pan out as they expected. A pursuit by Tyrone police officers ended with the getaway car crashing into a telephone pole in Union City.

Samuel Etuk, 28, of Riverdale, was charged by Tyrone officers with fleeing and eluding, reckless driving, shoplifting and nearly a dozen other charges relating to the incident, according to Tyrone Police Chief Brandon Perkins.

Ryan Bing, 28, of Bradenton, Fla., was charged with obstruction, according to Tyrone police. Read More»

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