Peachtree City police apprehended a man Dec. 11 who was entertaining himself in Walmart in a most unusual way.
According to reports, a call came in from the retailer about a white male walking around the store spraying himself and several items in the store with Lysol, the antiseptic cleansing liquid. Loss prevention personnel notified officers of his location and when they made contact, the suspect began to pull away and resist officers. Eventually he was handcuffed and taken to jail.
Michael Corkill, 33, was charged with criminal trespass, simple battery against police, and obstruction of an officer. He was listed on the jail log as homeless.
Elsewhere in Peachtree City, an officer conducted a traffic stop Dec. 8 on an SUV in the area of Hwy. 74 and Commerce Drive because of multiple traffic violations. During the stop the suspect was found in possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, according to a police report.
Treyveon Burden, 21, of Fairburn was arrested and charged with drug possession/sale/manufacture, possession of a firearm/knife in commission of crime, possession/use of drug-related objects, failure to maintain lane, a seat belt violation, and improper use of a turning signal/light.
Another drug arrest was made on a suspect found late at night Dec. 9 in the Line Creek Nature Area. Andrew Elasri, 20, of Newnan was charged with drug possession/sale/manufacture, possession of a firearm/knife in commission of crime, possession/use of drug-related objects, a missing/defaced/obscured tag, and violation of a city ordinance.
A Dec. 9 traffic stop in the area of Copeland Street and MacDuff Parkway was made due to the odor of marijuana coming from a vehicle. The ensuing investigation found the driver to be in possession of MDMA.
Dennzel Benson, 22, of Peachtree City was arrested and charged with drug possession/sale/manufacture, possession of a firearm/knife in commission of crime, and misdemeanor marijuana possession.
Finally, a report was made last week about a potentially threatening incident at a local school, but it appears to have been a false alarm.
An officer was notified Dec. 5 by the principal at J.C. Booth Middle School that a student had reported some graffiti in the eighth-grade girls’ restroom. In one of the stalls on the toilet paper dispenser was a message written in pencil that included the date 12/09/2023 along with what appeared to be a gun and words, “Don’t come to school on Friday.”
The next morning, the officer and an assistant principal reviewed school video and “exhausted every lead,” according to a report. Extra police presence at the school was arranged for Thursday and Friday, especially during morning dropoff and afternoon pickup.
No subsequent police reports have indicated that anything resulted from the initial threat.