Road rage suspect cuffed after firing weapon from vehicle in Fayetteville

Jarrod Carter surrenders to deputies in road rage incident. Photo/Fayette County SO Facebook page.
Jarrod Carter surrenders to deputies in road rage incident. Photo/Fayette County SO Facebook page.

Fayette County deputies responded over the weekend to a pair of separate calls involving suspects discharging their guns in public, or “shots fired” called as they were referred to on the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office social media pages.

One of those calls came the evening of Aug. 12 and deputies responded to the area of Hwy. 92 and Hwy. 85. The initial call was reported as a road rage incident with a suspect firing his weapon from his vehicle, according to an FCSO spokesperson.

Jarrod Carter, 22, of Fayetteville was arrested and charged with aggravated assault, possession of a firearm in commission of a crime, and open container. The first two charges are felonies.

In an unrelated incident, deputies were dispatched the afternoon of Aug. 12 to a residence on Apollo Drive in the Four Seasons mobile home park regarding a verbal altercation. That resulted in the arrest of Christian Belk, 28, of Fayetteville for reckless conduct, discharge of a firearm, and discharge of a firearm while under the influence. All of those are misdemeanors, according to the county jail log.

“These types of calls are not only dangerous, but it is also very important that they are handled safely,” an FCSO spokesperson stated on the department’s social media accounts. “Thankfully, no one was harmed this weekend and our team was able to respond, investigate, and take both suspects into custody.”

Elsewhere in the county, deputies apprehended a man trying to avoid required sex offender registry and the woman who was helping him elude law enforcement.

An FCSO spokesperson indicated that officers went to a residence on Forest Lake Drive Aug. 9 to serve a warrant for Corey Williams, 39, of Stone Mountain, who had failed to register as a sex offender. His girlfriend, 45-year-old Nickole Holmes of Fayetteville, was also there.

The couple locked and barricaded themselves inside the residence, according to the reports, but arrests were made after the door was breached and Williams was put down with a Taser.

Both suspects were taken to Fayette County Jail and each faces a felony count of obstruction. Williams was also charged with failure to register.

In an unrelated incident, a Fayetteville man was arrested the morning of Aug. 11 on felony charges of kidnapping and criminal damage to property in the second degree. Alfred Harris, 20, also faces charges of battery/family violence and cruelty to children in the third degree.