Girl, 9, roughed up; lone assailant is sought

Fayette sheriff’s detectives are asking the public to be on the lookout for a black man who attempted to abduct a 9-year-old girl in the Landmark mobile home community off Milam Road Wednesday, Feb. 17. The department released information about the incident Feb. 23. The man, depicted in this police sketch, approached the girl from […]

Crime increase in F’ville? Stats say reverse, chief says

Fayetteville Police Chief Steve Heaton at the City Council retreat Friday said there is a community perception that overall crime has been increasing in Fayetteville and that the Fayette Pavilion continues to be a major source of criminal activity. But the crime numbers tell a different tale, Heaton said. And in terms of serious criminal […]

1 charged with armed robbery

A Fayetteville man has been arrested by sheriff’s deputies for participating in the armed robbery of a north Fayette man Nov. 30. Courtney Valentine Morris, 19, of Hampstead Manor is charged with armed robbery (party to a crime). Morris is alleged to have been the getaway driver during the incident, in which three men robbed […]

Cop Reports 021710

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 Friday, Feb. 5-Monday, Feb. 8 Kasey Ann Bunch, 30, of Sherwood Road, Fayetteville for possession of drug-related objects. Earnest Charles Cannon, 53, of Brandonburg Way, Fayetteville for interference with […]

Fayette Co. news publisher arrested for embezzlement

The most recent publisher of the Fayette County News is facing two felony charges for taking money and property from his previous employer in North Carolina, police said. Scott Allen Williamson was arrested by Fayette County sheriff’s deputies Feb. 5 after warrants were issued for his arrest by the Tarboro, N.C. police department. Williamson is […]

Boxer Holyfield accused of striking wife

The wife of professional boxer Evander Holyfield is asking for a temporary protective order, claiming he assaulted her the night of Feb. 1. In a court filing dated Feb. 3, Candi Holyfield said her husband “hit me in the face, the back of my head twice and in my back” during a quarrel between the […]

F’ville post office installs safety fixes after robbery

Postal inspectors are continuing to investigate the Jan. 29 robbery of a postal truck driver at the Fayetteville Post Office. Meanwhile, postal officials have corrected several “areas of vulnerability” that were revealed by a risk assessment in the wake of the robbery, said Postal Inspector Yulanda Burns. “Any vulnerable areas that we did find were […]

3 F’ville IHOP parking lot robbers caught quickly

Armed robbers in the IHOP restaurant parking lot in Fayetteville Sunday night did not make it out of town before being nabbed by police. Two men and a woman were arrested after their vehicle was spotted by an officer on the way to the scene. Twenty-six-year-old Dandre N. Pottninger of Hampton, 26-year-old Zakee S. Tolbert […]

Cop Reports 021010

The following arrests were reported by local law enforcement agencies for the past week. all persons are considered innocent until proven guilty: Fayetteville Police Tuesday, Feb. 2 – Monday, Feb. 8 Jamal Rashad Sims, 20, of Glenwoods Drive, Riverdale, for possession of alcohol by a minor, liquor law violation and traffic offense. Trevor Robert Wheaton, […]

PTC police catch shoplifting suspect

A dash across the railroad tracks didn’t stop a shoplifter from Walmart from being caught by Peachtree City police Wednesday morning. The suspect, identified as Fabian Good, 40, of Newnan was apprehended behind the IHOP restaurant after a brief foot chase, police said. Good stolen DVDs from the store and fled on foot from Walmart […]