1 arrested, 1 sought in armed robbery at N. Fayette home Wednesday


Officers have arrested one of two robbery suspects who held two north Fayette youngsters at gunpoint Wednesday and got away with $4,000 worth of items. Police are hunting for the second robber.

“Investigators have arrested Arnold A. Floyd Jr., 20, of Union City and charged him with two counts of armed robbery, burglary, two counts of cruelty to children in the 1st degree, two counts of aggravated assault and two counts of kidnapping,” according to Brent Rowan, public information officer for the Fayette County Sheriff’s Department.

“This case involved Floyd and a second suspect entering into a residence on Revina Trail in north Fayette County where they held a 16- and 12-year-old at gunpoint and proceeded to steal approximately $4,000 worth of items from inside the home. The two victims were not injured during the assault,” Rowan said.

“The victims in this case helped Fayette investigators positively identify the two suspects which led to the arrest of Floyd at his Union City home. Investigators have obtained numerous felony warrants for the second suspect in this case but are not yet releasing his identity,” Rowan said.

Fayette County Sheriff’s investigators with the assistance of the United States Marshal’s Service Metro Fugitive Task Force made the arrest Aug. 3, 2011 in connection with the armed robbery that occurred earlier that day.

In other developments announced Thursday evening, Fayette County Sheriff’s investigators made an arrest on July 11 involving an identity fraud that occurred on Aug. 30, 2010 and Sept. 9, 2010. Investigators have arrested Barron Thomas 28, of Jonesboro and charged him with two counts of identity fraud.

The case involved Thomas depositing stolen checks taken from to two Fayette County victims into his personal bank account. Both checks were altered and deposited into his account from which Thomas then withdrew the money for his personal use.

In a second fraud case, Fayette County Sheriff’s investigators made an arrest on July 29 involving an identity fraud in which occurred between February and April 2011. Investigators have arrested Desmond Antwone Johnson 34, of Snellville and charged him with seven counts of identity fraud.

The case involved Johnson stealing seven Georgia Department of Revenue checks belonging to Fayette County victims and fraudulently depositing them into his JP Morgan Chase account.