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>