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. William Jacob Nutt, 23, is charged with aggravated child molestation, rape and aggravated sexual battery. The female victim testified this morning in detail about the incident, court officials said. Also […]

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. Video surveillance cameras showed that three black males wearing hoodies and masks were in the store at 10:40 p.m. for approximately two minutes before fleeing, said police […]

Serious crimes on rise in PTC

A spike in serious crimes first seen in 2008 hasn’t gone away in Peachtree City, but the rate of increase is much lower in 2009, according to figures from the Peachtree City Police Department. In 2008 police recorded 637 “Part I” crimes, up from 422 in 2007. That’s a surge of 51 percent, year to […]

DNA identifies suspect in PTC rape case

Suspect denied having sex with victim; turned himself in March 18 An Atlanta man has been arrested in connection with the May 23, 2009 rape of a woman in Peachtree City. Eddie Junior Smith, 28, was arrested yesterday when he turned himself in after warrants were issued for his arrest, police said. The investigation began […]

Cop Reports 3/17/10

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 9 – Monday ,March 15 Richard Rodney Adams, 50, of Villa Point, Peachtree City, for contempt of court. Candace Louise Burney, 33, of Pharr Avenue, Jonesboro, for […]

Argument leads to arrest at Marnelle

An altercation March 11 at Marnelle Mobile Home Park on Ga. Highway 54 resulted in charges of aggravated assault, interference with a 911 call and criminal trespass for 32-year-old Daniel Keith Stephens. The incident occurred at approximately 11 p.m. as a domestic situation between Stephens and two other persons, said Fayette Sheriff’s spokesperson Brent Rowan. […]

Two men sought in Rite-Aid robbery

Two men are being sought in the Sunday night robbery of the Rite-Aid pharmacy on South Glynn Street in Fayetteville. Fayetteville Police spokesperson Steve Crawshaw said two black men entered the store at 9:46 p.m., grabbed the manager and demanded money. The men were described as 5’6”-5’8” and 5’4”-5’6” in height, said Crawshaw. The men […]

PTC man still in jail for fondling himself in front of 5-month-old

Fifty year-old Peachtree City resident Joseph Smirniotis remained in Coweta County Jail Monday morning after being charged with masturbating in front of a 5-month-old infant at the Newnan Barnes & Noble bookstore Thursday afternoon. Smirniotis was charged with child molestation and public indecency, according to Newnan Public Information Officer Gina Snider. A $25,000 bond was […]

S. Fayette resident subdues armed home invader, wife injured jumping from window

The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office on March 10 arrested one man for a home invasion robbery at a residence on Price Road in south Fayette County. Decatur resident Demetrius Valdez Mitchell, 38, has been charged with two counts of criminal attempt to commit armed robbery, two counts of aggravated assault, kidnapping, false imprisonment and burglary, […]

Former Tyrone cop arrested for child molestation

Former Tyrone police officer Matthew New was arrested March 11 by investigators with the Fayetteville Police Department on 41 charges involving children, including child molestation and aggravated sexual battery. New resigned his position in Tyrone in late February while under investigation for unrelated policy violations. The 38-year-old Fayetteville resident was arrested on the basis of […]