Misty recovers, Brooks 11th-grader out on bail

It looks like the situation for Misty is improving. The 8-year-old mare is recovering from being shot four times in a Jan. 3 bow and arrow attack at the Padovano farm near Brooks. Detectives arrested 17-year-old neighbor Jeremy Ryan Richardson and subsequently charged him with felony aggravated cruelty to animals. Ralph Padovano on Monday echoed […]

Bank robbers leave money trail; some customers grab cash

Fayetteville police are still searching for two armed men who robbed the Bank of America at Ga. Highway 314 and New Hope Road near the Fayette Pavilion early Saturday afternoon. Investigators are also hoping that so-far unnamed customers who picked up some of the stolen money in the parking lot will contact police. The suspects […]

Man carjacked along Redwine Road

A Fayette County man was carjacked last week near Redwine Road after being followed from his business on Old National Highway. The man was not injured in the incident. The carjacking occurred after the delicatessen owner left his business on Jan. 7 between 9:30-10:00 p.m. to go home, said Fayetteville Police spokesperson Steve Crawshaw. The […]

Cop Report 011310

The following arrests were reported by local law enforcdment agencies for the past week. All persons are considered innocent until proven guilty: Fayette County Sheriff’s Office Thursday, December 31 – Monday, January 11 Harrison Andrew Burkett, 19, of Bently Way, Fayetteville, for charges pending: simple battery and obstruction of a 911 call. Antonio Dion McKissic, […]

Brooks horse shooter sought

You don’t expect to see a horse in a south Fayette pasture near Brooks with multiple arrows sticking out of the animal. But that’s what Rachel Byrd, 17, saw Sunday morning as she passed a neighbor’s farm on Price Road: A horse, grazing in a pasture, shot with hunting arrows, one in the face, another […]

Auld Lang Syne: 20 underage drinkers jailed

A central Fayette County man and woman were charged and more than two dozen underage drinkers were cited by Fayette County Sheriff’s deputies New Year’s Eve at the couple’s residence on Green Meadow Lane near Quarters Road. That’s a semi-rural area between Redwine and Ebenezer roads in the south-central part of the county. Terry Schrepfer, […]

Man takes dare, confronts family with knife

A 17-year-old Moreland man was arrested on multiple charges Jan. 2 after taking a dare to harass someone in the Towne Center parking lot on South Glynn Street in Fayetteville. The arrest came after he approached a family in an aggressive manner with a knife, police said. Ricky Johayden Okelley was charged with three counts […]

Fayette’s Top 10 Stupid Crimes of 2009

Nearly everyone has heard the “stupid criminal” anecdote about the bank robber who wrote the stick-up note on one of his checking account deposit slips. While they may not measure up to the bank robber’s lack of criminal foresight, the following incidents or arrests compiled from local law enforcement activity logs and arrest reports during […]

Deputy wounds Walgreens robber

Fayetteville resident David Schumate, 34, has been charged with multiple felonies in the Dec. 26 armed robbery of the Walgreens pharmacy on North Glynn Street in Fayetteville. Schumate is in stable condition after being shot by Fayette Sheriff’s Deputy Thomas Mindar when Schumate pointed a weapon as officers approached him. According to Fayetteville Police spokesperson […]

Marietta boy, 15, charged with molesting F’ville girl, 8

An unnamed 15-year-old Marietta male has been charged with aggravated child molestation in an incident in which he is alleged to have made an 8-year-old Fayetteville girl perform oral sex. The Marietta juvenile, who was 14 at the time of the alleged incident, was arrested by Fayetteville Police Dec. 23 after turning himself in at […]