Police keep busy in Fayetteville’s Pavilion


Shoplifting and drug arrests were among the items on police reports in Fayetteville over the weekend.

Two unknown female suspects were reported to have snatched 60 candles worth a total of $1,437 from Bath & Body Works at Fayette Pavilion the evening of Aug. 11. Both would face a felony shoplifting charge (more than $500 taken) if arrested.

A separate incident resulted in an arrest at the scene. Police responded the evening of Aug. 10 to Target at Fayette Pavilion, where they detained someone who allegedly took $655 worth of various merchandise including household goods, apparel, and health and beauty products. The suspect also gave a false name to police, according to the report. Cosma Burks, 29, was charged accordingly.

Elsewhere in the Pavilion shopping complex, a suspect was stopped at the AT&T store and now faces felony drug charges. The report indicated that Evlio Nixon, 23, of Fayetteville had marijuana in a plastic bag in the center console of his car and also in a rolled blunt inside his pants. The officer also located Xanax, a Schedule IV drug, inside the vehicle for which the suspect could not provide a prescription.

A traffic stop Aug. 13 just before midnight on North Glynn Street resulted in a felony drug charge. The suspect was found to have marijuana as well as methenamine, a controlled substance, according to a police report. William Rhodes, 43, was arrested for possession of a Schedule I controlled substance and possession/manufacture/distribution of a controlled substance.