Law-breakers stopped, arrested while driving through Peachtree City


Several people wanted by other law enforcement agencies tried to drive undetected through Peachtree City in recent days, but without success.

According to reports, a lack of insurance and an expired registration led to an April 8 midday traffic stop on Hwy. 74 near Aberdeen Parkway. It was discovered that the driver had an outstanding warrant from the Bartow County Sheriff’s Office for a felony charge of fraud and identity theft. Dinah Dudley, 49, of Union City was arrested and taken to Fayette County Jail.

Another wanted person was apprehended a few hours later on a routine traffic stop. An officer initiated the stop on Hwy. 54 near Wynnmeade Parkway and the car ultimately stopped on Hwy. 34 near Fischer Road in Coweta County.

The driver was found to be knowingly operating the vehicle under a suspended license, which was due to child support obligations. She also had a warrant from the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office for a felony battery charge. Once that warrant was confirmed, The woman, 39, of Sharpsburg was arrested and taken to jail.

Elsewhere in Peachtree City, a report was received April 5 in regard to a shoplifting at Kroger on Crosstown Drive. A male suspect was reported to have loaded a shopping cart with items and pushed it past all points of sale, loaded everything into a vehicle and left the area.

The suspect was later identified by the registered owner of the vehicle that was used, and warrants were sought for Tremaine Leopold, 29, on a charge of theft by shoplifting.

A suspect in an April 2 incident in which he gave a false name and date of birth to authorities was located again in the wee hours of April 8 in the area of Crosstown Drive. This time he was also found to be in possession of felony narcotics.

Andrew Thompson, 39, of Fayetteville was arrested and taken to Fayette County Jail, where he faces a felony charge of possession of a weapon by a convicted felon as well as a felony drug charge and possession/use of drug-related objects.