2 charged in PTC with kidnapping man in their Mercedes

2 charged in PTC with kidnapping man in their Mercedes

A Peachtree City man and one from Tyrone were charged with kidnapping and attempted robbery in an Aug. 28 incident that began in another area and ended in Peachtree City with demands for money. Isaac T. Kellum, 19, of Peachtree City (above, R), and Kenneth R. Grant, 19, of Tyrone were both charged with kidnapping […]

Fayette looking for smash-and-grab thieves

The period of Sept. 1-8 came with several entering auto incidents and thefts in unincorporated Fayette County. A Sept. 1 incident near the intersection of Ga. Highway 314 and Kenwood Road resulted in the theft of construction tools from a trailer operated by a road crew, said Sheriff Barry Babb. A vehicle parked at a […]

Newnan shooting suspect in custody

Newnan shooting suspect in custody

The Newnan Police Department on Aug. 22 announced the arrest of Michael Lewis Boykin, Jr. for the shooting of Randy Cortez Snelling that occurred on Aug. 1 on Cliff Circle. Newnan Police Department spokesperson Gina Snider said Boykin, 24, of Atlanta, was identified as the suspect during the early parts of the investigation and was […]

Fayetteville welcomes Finn to the force

Fayetteville welcomes Finn to the force

Fayetteville welcomed its furriest new member to the police department Thursday night. K-9 Finn, a 16-month-old dual-purpose German shepherd made his debut at the City Council meeting. Finn and his human partner, Officer Josh Riviere, completed the six-week training course at the Alabama K-9 Law Enforcement Officers Training Center in Northport, Ala.Finn and Riviere will […]

Suspect arrested in Newnan shooting

Suspect arrested in Newnan shooting

  The Newnan Police Department on Aug. 22 announced the arrest of Michael Lewis Boykin, Jr. for the shooting of Randy Cortez Snelling that occurred on Aug. 1 on Cliff Circle. Newnan Police Department spokesperson Gina Snider said Boykin, 24, of Atlanta, was identified as the suspect during the early parts of the investigation and […]

First, the brownie bust, then the drug raid

First, the brownie bust, then the drug raid

Ecstasy-laced brownies, muffins result in 2 arrests Most people have heard of marijuana-laced brownies. But who has heard of brownies or muffins laced with the illegal drug known as Ecstasy? That is what Fayetteville police encountered during an Aug. 13 traffic stop. Jason Knox, 36, of Decatur, and Malika Jackson, 22, of Atlanta, were both […]

Fayetteville man held in rape of juvenile

Fayetteville man held in rape of juvenile

By BEN NELMS bnelms@TheCitizen.com A Fayette County man is in custody on rape charges involving a juvenile. Jaime Francisco, 42, of 1512 Ga. Highway 54 West, was charged with rape, according to Fayette County Jail records. Above, Jaime Francisco. Photo/Fayette County Jail. Sheriff Barry Babb said little information is available at this time pertaining to […]