2 wanted in smash and grab burglary

Fayette County sheriff’s detectives are searching for two men who broke into an east Fayette convenience store Friday morning and stole $7,000 in scratch-off lottery tickets. The incident set off an alarm at the Shell Food Mart on Hwy. 54 but the men were gone by the time deputies arrived, officials said. The store’s surveillance […]

Slain West Ga. student was longtime Fayette caregiver

Marcelle “Marcy” Elliot and her family lived for years in Fayette County where they provided foster care and other services for the Fayette County Dept. of Family and Children’s Services (DFCS). A student at the University of West Georgia whose family had relocated to Cobb County in 2006, 21 year-old Elliot was murdered last week […]

PTC hosting anti-crime event Tuesday

The Peachtree City Police Department is hosting a National Night Out event at the Kedron Village Target parking lot Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. The event will feature plenty of sights to fascinate children, with fire ladder trucks, helicopters, police vehicles and other public safety equipment on display. There will also be a scavenger […]

F’ville woman charged with murder of infant son

A Fayetteville woman has been charged with the murder in March of her 2 month-old infant son. Autopsy results showed that the infant died of methamphetamine intoxication. Twenty-five year-old Kaisha Poulson was charged with one count of felony murder, two counts of cruelty to children and one count of contributing to the delinquency of a […]

2 laundry workers get steamed as gun is pulled in workplace brawl

A workplace dispute at a Fayetteville business last week led to the arrests of two coworkers. And for one, the incident resulted in a host of charges, including aggravated assault. The dispute began over clothes at a local dry cleaners and quickly escalated to a physical assault. Melinda James, 53, of Atlanta, was charged with […]

Police arrests blotter

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, July 20 – Monday, July 26 Michael Brandon Brooks, 30, of Lees Lake Road, Fayetteville, for probation violation. Jamiah Merjarone Carter, 25, of North Davis Street, Albany, revoked […]

Clues sought for 2 Peachtree City vehicle fires

Peachtree City police are still hoping to shake loose additional information that will lead to the person or persons responsible for setting two vehicles on fire in south Peachtree City July 4 and 11. A reward of up to $10,000 has been offered in the case but so far no one with any information has […]

F’ville cops arrest 4 burglary suspects

The Fayetteville Police Department has announced the arrest of four people for a reported residential burglary Wednesday on Keaton Drive. On July 21 the Fayetteville Police Department received a 911 call of a possible burglary on Keaton Drive, said department spokesperson Steve Crawshaw. Officers found that someone had attempted to enter the home through a […]

Ballard catches NY Times heat

A Pike County death penalty case brought by Fayette County District Attorney Scott Ballard has drawn national headlines and an effort to appeal the case to the U.S. Supreme Court. The appeal centers on whether the state, by not allowing adequate funding for defense attorneys for Jamie Weis, is violating Weis’ right to a speedy […]

Police reports July 13-19, 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, July 13 – Monday, July 19 Deonte Bailey, 19, of Sable Run Road, College Park, for suspended license. Juan Carlos Fernandez, 28, of Marceau Drive, Conley, for probation […]