Fayette deputies catch 2 men in truck with stolen tag, recover stolen motorcycles, drugs, weapons

Nickolas Hollinsworth (L) and Erik Lopez. Photos/Fayette County Jail.
Nickolas Hollinsworth (L) and Erik Lopez. Photos/Fayette County Jail.

Quick work by Fayette County deputies on June 10 led to the arrest of two men in north Fayette and the seizure of a stolen truck, two motorcycles, drugs, weapons and electronics.

Nickolas T. Hollinsworth, 29, of McDonough, and Erik D. Lopez, 34, of Fayetteville, were each charged with two counts of felony theft by receiving, one count of misdemeanor theft by receiving, possession of drug-related objects and a convicted felon in possession of a weapon, according to Fayette County Jail records.

Sheriff Barry Babb said deputies on June 10 observed that the tag on a Ford F250 pickup spotted on Ga. Highway 314 heading south from Ga. Highway 138 had been reported stolen in Henry County in April.

Deputies approached the vehicle that pulled into the driveway of a residence on Hwy. 314, with four individuals quickly exiting the vehicle, Babb said, adding that the residence was the home of Erik Lopez.

Deputies apprehended Hollinsworth and Lopez, with the other two able to flee the scene, said Babb.

It turned out that the F250 was stolen out of Spalding County, with deputies locating a stolen 2006 Yamaha motorcycle and a 1999 Yamaha motorcycle in the backyard.

Inside the truck, deputies found a quantity of suspected methamphetamine, a pistol, shotgun and rifle, along with cell phones, laptops and tablet computers, Babb said.  

<b>Nickolas Hollinsworth (L) and Erik Lopez. Photos/Fayette County Jail.</b>


  1. I don’t care what the skin color is of the perp, brokenness in human beings knows no color boundary. We have got to stop passing along this brokenness and stop passing the sins of the fathers down to their sons one generation at a time. It’s just plain sad. Here’s two men who should be in the early prime of their lives, leading wives and families and enjoying the best years of their lives, and they’re hooked on this garbage. Sad.