Home invasion, burglary, and domestic violence cases investigated by Fayetteville police


Fayetteville police responded to a suspected home invasion July 9 between 3 a.m. and 4 a.m. at a residence on Cobalt Drive. The report stated that an unknown black male was the culprit and placed the value of stolen items at nearly $15,000.

Other ongoing police investigations include a possible burglary the morning of July 8 between 7 a.m. and 10 a.m. at a residence on Kaylee Court. The police report identified a 41-year-old man as a suspect but also stated that no one had been arrested.

Fayetteville police are investigating the case of a woman found dead in her apartment over the weekend.

A police report indicated that an officer was dispatched for a welfare check July 9 between 1:20 p.m. and 2:15 p.m. at a residence on Swanbrook Drive. The victim was last seen alive the previous evening at around 9 p.m. by a friend who lives nearby and gave her some acid control pills to help with her stomach pain just before she went home.

A text message the next morning went unanswered, as did a knock on the door shortly after noon. The victim’s daughter, who lives in Texas, was in touch with the friend and ultimately called 911. She said her mother had recently been hospitalized due to stomach issues.

Officers entered the apartment with the help of management and found the victim deceased on the bed. The daughter was notified, and the scene was turned over to the police department’s criminal investigations division for further investigation.

A reported domestic violence case at a residence on Humboldt Drive resulted in a suspect identification but no arrest as of the morning of July 10. The incident took place July 8 between 1 p.m. and 3:35 p.m., and the report stated that Jamin Coston attempted to strike his wife with a standing fan as three small children looked on.

Coston also pushed one of the children away by his neck, the report added. Those actions resulted in charges of simple battery and cruelty to children.