Fayetteville Kroger robber caught after chase to Fulton

Leslie Darnell Byrd of Riverdale in a jail photo from the Fayette County Sheriff’s Department.

Fayetteville Kroger robber caught after chase to Fulton

Officers arrested the armed robber who struck the Kroger grocery store at Banks Crossing in Fayetteville on March 6 after he fled Fayette County and crashed his vehicle in Fulton County. Leslie Darnell Byrd, 51, of Riverdale, was charged with one count of armed robbery, according to Fayetteville Police Department spokesman Mike Whitlow. Whitlow said […]

South American criminals prey on foreigners in Peachtree City

2-vehicle burglary teams target Asians, Middle Easterners

South American criminals prey on foreigners in Peachtree City

The recent burglaries of three Peachtree City homes follows the pattern of those occurring in areas in metro Atlanta. Peachtree City Police Department spokesperson Odilia Bergh said three homes were burglarized on Feb. 27 and are consistent with a crime pattern seen around the metro Atlanta area and the nation. “The responsible group has been […]

Fayetteville robber nabbed after car crash

Fayetteville robber nabbed after car crash

  The armed robber who struck the Kroger grocery store at Banks Crossing in Fayetteville on March 6 was apprehended after he fled Fayette County and crashed his vehicle in Fulton County. Leslie Darnell Byrd, 51, of Riverdale, was charged with one count of armed robbery, according to Fayetteville Police Department spokesman Mike Whitlow. Whitlow said […]

3 PTC burglaries display pattern seen in Atlanta, nation

3 PTC burglaries display pattern seen in Atlanta, nation

  The recent burglaries of three Peachtree City homes follows the pattern of those occurring in areas in metro Atlanta. Peachtree City Police Department spokesperson Odilia Bergh said three homes were burglarized on Feb. 27 and are consistent with a crime pattern seen around the metro Atlanta area and the nation. “The responsible group has […]

Coweta woman gets 6 years for wire fraud

Coweta woman gets 6 years for wire fraud

  Newnan resident Andrea R. Williams has been sentenced to six years and seven months in federal prison for wire fraud and aggravated identity theft for using stolen identities to file dozens of fraudulent federal student aid applications. “Williams stole the identities of dozens of innocent victims, using them to file fraudulent student aid applications,” […]

Mom fight leads to arrest

Mom fight leads to arrest

  A Fayette County woman on March 1 was charged after a Feb. 7 incident at Sandy Creek High School where she verbally threatened the mother of a Flat Rock Middle School student. Marsha A. Joslin, 55, was charged with disorderly conduct and making terroristic threats, according to Sheriff Barry Babb. Babb said the incident […]

Sheriff Babb says Fayette serious crimes decrease 7%

Worst days, times for crime in unincorporated Fayette: Wednesday, Thursday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Sheriff Babb says Fayette serious crimes decrease 7%

An analysis of serious crimes for 2016 by the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office showed a 7 percent decrease in those crimes compared to 2015. The analysis for 2016 showed 443 Part 1 crimes compared to 473 in 2015. Part 1 crimes include murder, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, motor vehicle theft, larceny-theft and arson. Sheriff […]

Recent Fayette County entering auto incidents

Recent Fayette County entering auto incidents

The period of Feb. 14-20 came with three Fayette County entering auto incidents, two in unincorporated Fayette County and one in Fayetteville. Sheriff Barry Babb said one of the incidents was reported at a residence on Troon Drive off Redwine Road on Feb. 18. A laptop in a backpack was stolen from an unlocked vehicle. […]