Officers arrest six wanted men after traffic stops


Several wanted suspects from other law enforcement agencies were taken into custody as a result of routine traffic stops in Peachtree City this week.

According to reports, a small SUV was seen late in the evening of June 17 operating with no headlights on and a busted rear right brake light. A traffic stop took place at Hwy. 54 and Broken Bow, and the driver was found to be wanted out of Clayton County. Antonio Howell, 29, of Riverdale was arrested and taken to Fayette County Jail.

A tag violation on a Cadillac sedan led to a June 19 traffic stop on Hwy. 54. The driver was revealed to be wanted by the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office for failure to appear on previous traffic offenses. The warrant was confirmed and John Rodriguez, 41, of Douglasville was arrested. The Cadillac remained parked until the suspect’s wife arrived to retrieve it.

Officers initiated a traffic stop June 16 at Hwy. 54 and Hwy. 74. The driver was found to be wanted by a neighboring agency. Davin Mitchell, 49, of College Park was arrested and taken to Fayette County Jail.

Elsewhere in the county, two men were found June 14 driving a stolen U-Haul van in the area of Fayette Pavilion. The report stated that the vehicle had been rented but never returned, and each of the suspects claimed it was a friend’s and they didn’t know it was stolen. A search turned up methamphetamine inside the van.

Chay-Chay Alexander, 51, of Riverdale was charged with a felony count of theft by receiving stolen property. Demetrius Moore, 34, of Riverdale faces a felony drug charge.

A registered sex offender failed to notify authorities when he changed addresses and also tried to hide that fact, according to a report. State parole officials along with Fayetteville police located him at his new residence.

William Blackerby, 31, of Fayetteville faces two felony counts of failure to register, according to the Fayette County Jail log.