Fayetteville child molester gets 10-year sentence

Christopher D. Crane

Fayetteville child molester gets 10-year sentence

A Fayetteville man arrested in September 2015 on charges of electronic pornography and child exploitation has been sentenced to 20 years for child molestation. Christopher D. Crane, 28 at the time of his arrest, pled guilty to child molestation for acts involving a 15-year-old victim, District Attorney Ben Coker said on May 23. Crane was […]

Carrollton man, 21, charged with raping girl

Carrollton man, 21, charged with raping girl

A Carrollton man has been charged with rape in connection with incidents in 2013-2015 involving an underage female relative who previously lived in the Tyrone area. Jarvis T. Shearer, 21, was charged with rape, according to Fayette County Jail records. Tyrone Police Department spokesperson Andrea Johnson-McCoy said Shearer’s arrest on May 18 dealt with his […]

Teen arrested for Peachtree City cart robbery

Teen arrested for Peachtree City cart robbery

A Peachtree City teen was arrested May 19 on robbery by intimidation charges after he stole a speaker from another golf cart driver. Chridarrius H. Heard, 17, was charged with robbery by intimidation, according to jail records. Peachtree City Police Department spokesperson Odilia Bergh said the incident occurred as Heard and the male victim, both […]

Luthersville man drowns in Lake Peachtree

Luthersville man drowns in Lake Peachtree

A Luthersville man died Sunday afternoon in a drowning accident near Drake Field in Peachtree City. Peachtree City Police Department spokesperson Odilia Bergh said the 32-year-old man, announced Monday morning to be Luthersville resident James A. Coverson, was pronounced deceased at Piedmont Fayette Hospital. Bergh said 911 received a call at approximately 6:45 p.m. from […]

Burglars kick in doors on New Hope Road, Forrest Avenue; 2 cars hit by thieves

Burglars kick in doors on New Hope Road, Forrest Avenue; 2 cars hit by thieves

The period of May 1-8 came with two burglaries in unincorporated Fayette County and two burglaries and two entering auto incidents in Fayetteville. The burglaries and a criminal damage in unincorporated Fayette all came at residences on New Hope Road. One of the burglaries was reported on May 3. Sheriff Barry Babb said burglars forced […]