Teen arrested for restaurant threats while armed with stolen pistol

Terry Beasley. Photo/Fayette County Jail.
Terry Beasley. Photo/Fayette County Jail.

Safe stolen in north Fayette home burglary; catalytic converter stolen from vehicle parked at a church —  

An Atlanta teen faces charges after making threatening remarks, while armed with a stolen handgun, at a Fayetteville restaurant.

Terry Beasley, 17, was charged with terroristic threats and acts, theft by receiving, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime and marijuana possession, according to Fayette County Jail records.

Fayetteville Police Department spokesperson Ann Marie Burdett said officers on Feb. 18 were dispatched to the Popeyes restaurant at Banks Crossing on Ga. Highway 85 North regarding a verbal altercation.

Burdett said the Fayette County Communications Center E-911 dispatch informed officers that a subject was reportedly making threats and possessed a firearm. Dispatch advised police the subject left Popeyes where the verbal altercation occurred and walked to the nearby JCPenney store.

Police observed a black male fitting the description provided by radio dispatch. Officers approached him and asked for his name, and he was identified as Beasley, said Burdett.

“Officers observed a bulge in Beasley’s waistband, and a search of Beasley resulted in the discovery of a firearm and a green leafy substance. A criminal check of the weapon revealed that it was stolen,” Burdett said.

In unincorporated Fayette County, deputies on Feb. 19 responded to an intrusion alarm at a residence on Victoria Lane off Ga. Highway 92 North.

Deputies found the back door kicked-in and the deadbolt on the ground, said Babb.

Babb said when the owner arrived the only thing reported stolen was a small safe.

And in Peachtree City, officers on Feb. 22 took a report from a woman who said the catalytic converter on her vehicle had been stolen. The vehicle had been parked for several days at a church on Ga. Highway 74 North, according to police reports.