Crime

Arsonist torches house with owner inside

Fayetteville Police have arrested a Stockbridge man in connection with a Fayetteville house fire that occurred Sept. 27.

Rico Jermaine Williams 30, was arrested on Oct. 9 and is in the Fayette County Jail charged with one count of first degree arson and one count of burglary, according to Det. Mike Whitlow.

Whitlow said the Fayetteville Fire Dept. on Sept. 27 responded to a house fire at 100 Holly Ave which was fully engulfed. Neighbors reported seeing a subject enter the home through a window and leave shortly before the fire started, Whitlow said. Read More»

Fayette jail inmate dies while in custody

An inmate in the Fayette County Jail was found unresponsive in the facility’s infirmary on Oct. 13 and was transported to Piedmont Fayette Hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

Sheriff Barry Babb said Rodney Joyner, 55, of Fayetteville, was found unresponsive at approximately 10:07 a.m. on Oct. 13 while being housed in the infirmary at the Fayette County Jail.

Infirmary staff performed CPR and Fayette EMS was contacted, Babb said. He was transported to Piedmont Fayette Hospital where he was pronounced deceased at 11:04 a.m., Babb said. Read More»

Stockbridge man arrested in F'ville arson case

Fayetteville Police have arrested a Stockbridge man in connection with a Fayetteville house fire that occurred Sept. 27.

Rico Jermaine Williams 30, was arrested on Oct. 9 and is in the Fayette County Jail charged with one count of first degree arson and one count of burglary, according to Det. Mike Whitlow.

Whitlow said the Fayetteville Fire Dept. on Sept. 27 responded to a house fire at 100 Holly Ave which was fully engulfed. Neighbors reported seeing a subject enter the home through a window and leave shortly before the fire started, Whitlow said. Read More»

Charges filed in runaway trailer death

A Fayetteville man has been charged with second degree homicide in the death of a Fayetteville woman who died as a result of Sept. 26 collision when her vehicle was struck by a trailer that became unhooked from his approaching vehicle.

Kelsey L. Cartwright, 49, was charged with second degree homicide by vehicle, failure to secure load, unsafe vehicle or equipment, expired or no license plate or decal and defective or no tail light, according to jail records. Read More»

Fayette County arrests report — Sept. 23–30

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. 23 - Monday, Sept. 30

Fayette County Sheriff’s Office


Rikkia N. Anthony, born in 1992, of Chilkate Court, Atlanta, for less than an ounce of pot.

Sheileen J. Davis, born in 1989, of Yarbrough Drive, Fairburn, for revoked or suspended license. Read More»

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»

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