Crime

Man charged with molesting 2 kids

A north Fayette County man was arrested April 1 on two counts of child molestation involving two different children.

William P. Tanner, 37, of Buckeye Road, was charged with two counts of child molestation, according to Fayette County arrest records.

Sheriff Barry Babb said the arrests stemmed from allegations of two children under age 17. Both children reside in Fayette County and both alleged that the molestations occurred in Fayette, Babb said.

The investigation into the allegations is ongoing, Babb said.

Fayette County arrests report — April 1–7

The following arrests were reported by local law enforcement agencies for the past week. All persons are considered innocent until proven guilty. Rather than indicating the age of those arrested, only the year of birth will be noted below due to law enforcement procedural changes.

Tuesday, April 1 - Monday, April 7

Fayette County Sheriff’s Office

Julio P. Chay, born in 1989, of Lake View Way, Jonesboro, for failure to maintain lane and driving without valid license. Read More»

2 arrested after April 3 car chase across Fayette

A Marietta man was charged with aggravated assault and a host of other crimes after leading Fayette deputies on an April 3 car chase across portions of Fayette County.

Dontavious Watkins, 23, was charged with aggravated assault on a police officer, felony fleeing/attempting to elude, obstruction of a police officer, driving while license suspended or revoked, expired registration, window tint violation, reckless driving, leaving the scene of an accident and interference with or destruction of government property, said Sheriff Barry Babb. Read More»

Not your usual bake sale at McIntosh HS

Police testing for pot in McIntosh student’s birthday brownies

A student at McIntosh High School could face a marijuana distribution charge if GBI tests confirm that brownies in his possession on campus were laced with pot, police said.

Blake W. Kessler, 18, was arrested April 1 at the school and charged with possession of marijuana (less than one ounce) and possession of one pill of lysdexamfetamine, a schedule II drug, according to a police incident report. Read More»

Fayette County arrests report — March 25-31

The following arrests were reported by local law enforcement agencies for the past week. All persons are considered innocent until proven guilty. Rather than indicating the age of those arrested, only the year of birth will be noted below due to law enforcement procedural changes.
 
Tuesday, March 25 - Monday, March 31
 
Fayette County Sheriff’s Office
 
Jamara M.

Coweta man shot over unreturned lawnmower

An April 1 dispute between neighbors over a lawnmower led to one man shooting the other in the leg. Coweta County deputies are searching for the south Coweta man who fled the scene carrying a handgun.

Michael Eure Hanson, 36, is being sought in connection with the shooting on Joy Springs Drive in southeast Coweta County, according to Maj. James Yarbrough.

Yarbrough said a dispute began between Hanson and a neighbor at approximately 4:15 p.m. on April 1 over a borrowed lawnmower. The neighbor did not return the lawnmower in a timely manner which resulted in an argument. Read More»

2 high school burglars hit high-dollar homes along Redwine Rd.

Two arrests have been made in the rash of burglaries and car break-ins in the Redwine Road area of south Fayette County that began in December.

Fayette County Sheriff’s investigators on March 25 arrested two high school students, ages 16 and 17, who live in the Redwine Road area and committed the crimes either on foot or using a golf cart to avoid security gates protecting one posh subdivision. Read More»

Sweet 16 becomes felony 17; Fayette Jail now houses ten 17-year-olds

Fayette County Sheriff Barry Babb has ten 17-year-olds behind bars in the Fayette County Jail. Read More»

Fayette County arrests report — March 18–24

The following arrests were reported by local law enforcement agencies for the past week. All persons are considered innocent until proven guilty. Rather than indicating the age of those arrested, only the year of birth will be noted below due to law enforcement procedural changes.

Tuesday, March 18 - Monday, March 24

Fayette County Sheriff’s Office

Keyona E. Allen, born in 1990, of Plantation Circle, Fayetteville, for failure to maintain lane and revoked or suspended license. Read More»

PTC home invasion case ends with guilty verdict

A Snellville man is expected to face a steep prison sentence after he was found guilty Friday of participating in a July 2012 home invasion in Peachtree City that resulted in the homeowner being shot in the head as she tried to run away.

A Fayette County jury found Ted Andrew Jefferson, 29, guilty of two counts of armed robbery, two counts of aggravated assault and one count each of kidnapping with bodily injury, burglary and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime. Superior Court Judge Tommy Hankinson delayed sentencing until mid-April at the request of the defendant. Read More»