Man lands in jail after spending night in somebody else’s house


A man who spent the night in someone else’s house without asking is in custody at the Fayette County Jail.

According to a spokesman for the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded the morning of May 11 to a residence on Helmer Road and spoke with the son of the homeowner, who was out of town. As they discussed the damage to the house and walked around the side toward the backyard, they spotted the suspect still on the property.

The suspect admitted that some items found in the house, such as food and clothing, belonged to him. He had entered the house the night before through a window which he broke. He also had marijuana on his person.

Carmelo Campbell, 18, of Riverdale, was charged with felony burglary as well as criminal trespass and marijuana possession.

Elsewhere in Fayette County, deputies initiated a May 13 traffic stop near Hwy. 279 and Hwy. 314 on a vehicle with no tail lights. A strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle led to a further investigation, from which no drugs were found but a pistol was. An identity check showed that the driver was a convicted felon.

Jared Binion, 26, of Fayetteville was arrested on a felony charge of possession of a weapon by a convicted felon.

A driver who failed to dim her headlights was pulled over May 10 around 11 p.m. near Hwy. 54 and Hewell Road. She was found in possession of marijuana as well as psilocybin, a Schedule I drug commonly known as mushrooms. Ashley Frame, 26, of Ellenwood was arrested on a felony drug charge as well as marijuana possession and failure to dim headlights.