Eating without paying nets pair felony charges; 5 masked teens arrested during prank


Two people from out of town helped themselves to food at a local restaurant and wound up in Fayette County jail on multiple charges.

According to the jail log, both suspects —  Ginger Madison, 41; and Cody Roper, 25; both of Athens, Tex. — face a felony charge of financial identity fraud along with lesser charges of theft by taking and theft by receiving stolen property.

A Peachtree City Police Department report indicated that the suspects took online orders from the to-go order shelf at Newk’s Eatery on North Peachtree Parkway. Police obtained video of the Nov. 17 incident.

Roper’s name was on the daily police log regarding two other incidents, one about items allegedly stolen from a golf cart and the other about a stolen bicycle that was recovered during the investigation and returned to its owner.

Elsewhere in Peachtree City, a vehicle was located Nov. 19 shortly after midnight in the area of The Overlook. The officer determined that the suspect was trespassed from two properties at the location where he was found. He resisted attempts to be detained and was subsequently advised that he was under arrest. A search also located methamphetamine.

According to the jail log, Aaron Garner, 32, of Fayetteville was charged with two felony drug counts and two counts of criminal trespass along with one count of obstruction of an officer.

Officers responded Nov. 18 to the incident location on Dover Place in reference to a burglary in progress. Officers located five males nearby who were found to be involved directly or party to a crime of disorderly conduct. CCTV footage showed the males using face coverings and concealing their faces as they approached the residence to cause alarm. All five subjects were taken into custody, processed, and released to a parent according to city ordinance.

A traffic stop was conducted late in the evening of Nov. 17 on a white Chevy Suburban on Hwy. 74 near Georgian Park because of registration violations. Robin Vincent, 48, of Fairburn was arrested for driving under a license suspension and possession of a controlled substance. Christopher McMillian, 34, of Fairburn was arrested for outstanding warrants and was also in possession of MDMA tablets and marijuana along with Vincent, according to the police report. Both face a felony drug charge along with various traffic violations for Vincent and an open container violation for McMillian.

An expired tag was the reason for a Nov. 19 traffic stop on North Peachtree Parkway. The driver was found to have an active warrant out of DeKalb County. Myah Booth, 29, of Fayetteville was arrested and taken to jail.

Another registration violation led to a traffic stop shortly after midnight Nov. 18 at Hwy. 54 and Hwy. 74. The suspect was found to be wanted out of Coweta County for a probation violation for methamphetamine possession. Jessica Parrott, 46, was arrested and transferred to Coweta County deputies.

An officer responded Nov. 16 at 8:45 a.m. to the Home Depot parking lot in reference to a wanted person being located. After putting the arrest warrant into effect, during initial contact with the suspect, it was discovered that the suspect was in possession of receipt showing a more recent theft from Walmart. A consultation with loss prevention confirmed another theft Nov. 14. Warrants were later obtained for the new charges.

Sheena Bowen, 67, of Fayetteville faces two charges of theft by shoplifting, one of which is a felony.