Fayetteville man charged with torching his own home

John M. Dockery

Fayetteville man charged with torching his own home

A Fayetteville man has been charged with first degree arson in the June 23 attempt to burn down his home on Sharon Drive. John M. Dockery, 35, of 290 Sharon Drive, was charged with first degree arson, according to Fayette County Jail records. Fayetteville Police Department spokesman Mike Whitlow said the incident occurred in the […]

Georgia State police chief nabbed for DUI

Joseph Spillane

Georgia State police chief nabbed for DUI

Georgia State Police Chief Joseph Spillane was cited on June 19 in Fayetteville for DUI and other charges. Spillane, 53, of Atlanta, was charged with DUI less safe, failure to maintain lane and open container, according to Fayetteville Police Department spokesman Mike Whitlow. Whitlow said the charges resulted when Spillane was pulled over on a […]

Cops: Man giving massage gets too touchy with female

Robert E. Calhoun

Cops: Man giving massage gets too touchy with female

A Jonesboro man has been charged with aggravated sexual battery in an incident in Fayetteville. Robert E. Calhoun, 26, was arrested on the charge, according to Fayette County Jail records. Fayetteville Police Department spokesman Mike Whitlow said Calhoun, a local masseur, was involved in a recent incident alleged by a female customer. The customer reported […]

Deputies arrest 2nd man in home invasion shooting

Joshua R. Hancock

Deputies arrest 2nd man in home invasion shooting

A Grayson man has been charged in the June 4 incident where residents of a Martin Court home near Fayetteville were held at gunpoint and assaulted. One of the home invaders was shot by the homeowner and was later arrested. Joshua R. Hancock, 24, of Grayson, was charged with armed robbery by intimidation, kidnapping and […]

Heroic police K-9 passes away after seven years of service

Heroic police K-9 passes away after seven years of service

  It was last summer that Peachtree City Police Department K-9 Officer Maik retired from service. The partner of Cpl. Andy Johnson passed away at Johnson’s home on May 6. Peachtree City Police Department K-9 Officer Maik and his handler, Cpl. Andy Johnson were on hand at the Aug. 18, 2016 meeting of the Peachtree […]