Punches thrown in Fayetteville school and gas station


A 15-year-old Fayette County female was expelled for two days after striking a woman in the head and face with a closed fist at a school in Fayetteville.

Fayetteville police on Jan. 11 were called to the site of the old Fayette Middle School on Grady Avenue in reference to a physical altercation involving a 15-year-old female juvenile, said Fayetteville Police Department spokesperson Ann Marie Burdett.

The former middle school is the site of several programs run by the Fayette County School System.

“Police met with the complainants and were informed that a juvenile female allegedly made physical contact with an adult female by striking the female with a closed fist in the head/face area several times,” said Burdett.

The school expelled the juvenile two days from the school. The officer completed a juvenile complaint form, and the parent of the juvenile was contacted and was informed of the process moving forward, Burdett added.

In a second case, Fayetteville police on Jan. 11 were dispatched to the Chevron store on South Jeff Davis Drive in reference to a physical altercation.

Burdett said police met with the complainant, who said they were standing behind an unidentified female customer having a verbal dispute with the store clerk.

“The complainant told police the female customer allegedly became verbally aggressive and pushed them to the ground,” Burdett said.

The complainant did admit to being intoxicated at the time of the interaction, Burdett added.

In another case, Fayetteville officers on Jan. 11 were dispatched to a Carriage Chase Drive residence regarding an alleged burglary.

Police met with the complainant/owner of the residence, who said they had just sold the residence, and returned to the home to retrieve some belongings, according to Burdett.

Burdett said the complainant told police they found the front door open, and items were missing from the home.

The complainant provided the names of individual(s) that had a key or access to the home, said Burdett. 

The final case is a good example of why it is a bad idea to leave a gun in a vehicle.

Fayetteville officers at police headquarters on Jan. 11 took a report of an alleged theft that involved a missing handgun reportedly stolen from a vehicle.

The complainant said on approximately Dec. 14 it was noticed that their new handgun was missing from their vehicle’s glovebox, Burdett said, adding that police were told the weapon could have been taken between Nov. 12 and Dec. 14.

The complainant informed police they had difficulty locking their car door with the key, and it was possible the car was left unlocked, Burdett noted.

Burdett said the complainant reported to police they did not feel the car was entered at their residence and that they had visited numerous places during that time and were unsure when the weapon may have been taken.

Police were told no other items were missing.