Mail theft suspect faces 64 felony counts; arrest made in vehicle break-ins


A Riverdale man faces nearly a dozen felony charges in connection with an overnight series of car break-ins.

A post on the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office social media pages the early morning of Aug. 16 indicated that units were searching for suspects who fled on foot upon arrival of deputies after a citizen saw her vehicle being entered into on Broadwater Drive. The suspect was described as a black male in all-dark clothing. Authorities located a Kia automobile that was stolen out of Clayton County and which the suspects drove to Fayette County to commit the crimes.

An update later on social media stated that an arrest had been made through the joint efforts of the FCSO and the Fayetteville Police Department’s K9 unit.

One suspect in the case appeared on the Fayette County Jail log the next day. Jayziah Jones, 19, of Riverdale was charged with six counts of entering auto, two counts of theft by receiving stolen property, and one count each of burglary, home invasion, possession of a firearm in commission of a crime, and obstruction of an officer. All but the latter charge are felonies.

A spokesman for the FCSO said the investigation is still very active and more arrests could be made.

Elsewhere in Fayette County, an additional arrest has been made in connection with the thefts reported at the Fayetteville post office recently.

Karleikeya Leach, 28, of Fayetteville, N.C. was arrested Aug. 15 at the Douglas County Jail and brought back to Fayette County, where the jail log lists a whopping 64 felony counts of financial identity fraud. That investigation is also ongoing.

An arrest was made Aug. 16 in an unrelated financial identity fraud case. Arjuna Logan, 26, of Atlanta was apprehended in DeKalb County, according to the jail log. She faces two counts each of financial identity fraud and elder abuse.

An FCSO spokesman said the incident involves a check being altered. The victim claims to have dropped the check off at the Tyrone post office last December.

In Peachtree City, two suspects wanted in other jurisdictions were taken into custody this week after traffic stops.

The dreaded window tint violation was the downfall for Dominic Flowers, 36, of Jonesboro. He was stopped Aug. 17 at Hippocket Road and Willowbend Road, where it was discovered by police that he was wanted in both Spalding County and Clayton County.

Later that day, an officer saw a white Hummer H2 with an expired registration decal traveling on Hwy. 74 at Wisdom Road. A GCIC check confirmed that the vehicle had no valid insurance and a suspended registration. The subsequent traffic stop revealed that Ski Pierce, 41, of Fairburn had an outstanding warrant out of Dooly County in south Georgia.