Crime

Fayette County arrests report — April 8–14

The following arrests were reported by local law enforcement agencies for the past week. All persons are considered innocent until proven guilty. Rather than indicating the age of those arrested, only the year of birth will be noted below due to law enforcement procedural changes.

Tuesday, April 8 - Monday, April 14

Fayette County Sheriff’s Office


Carltavius L. Johnson, born in 1987, of Knight Way, Fayetteville, for revoked or suspended license and defective or no tail light.
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PTC home invasion victim confronts attacker in court

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It is extremely rare for a victim to directly hold her attacker accountable in open court. But that’s exactly what Ceresa “Cece” Coffee did Wednesday morning, immediately after he was sentenced to more than three decades in prison.

Minutes earlier, Ted Andrew Jefferson refused to admit his role in a 2012 home invasion that resulted in Coffee being shot in the head and beaten, Coffee addressed Jefferson in open court about how the incident traumatized her.

Coffee said she would “never forget” the look in Jefferson’s eyes during the attack. Read More»

Senoia police seek theft suspect

Recognize this man? If you do, contact Senoia detective Jason Ercole at 770-599-3256. This man is wanted in connection to an April 10 theft at a convenience store in Senoia. Photo/Special.

Senoia police investigators are searching for a man who robbed the Crook’s Hit n Run convenience store of more than $500 on April 10.

Senoia Det. Jason Ercole said the man entered Crooks’ Hit n Run convenience store at Ga. Highway 16 and Broad Street at approximately 5:45p.m. on April 10.

The thief made his way to the back room while the store clerk was distracted, Ercole said.

Ercole said the man removed approximately $545 from the store’s safe after locating the keys in the back room area. Read More»

Man charged with molesting 2 kids

A north Fayette County man was arrested April 1 on two counts of child molestation involving two different children.

William P. Tanner, 37, of Buckeye Road, was charged with two counts of child molestation, according to Fayette County arrest records.

Sheriff Barry Babb said the arrests stemmed from allegations of two children under age 17. Both children reside in Fayette County and both alleged that the molestations occurred in Fayette, Babb said.

The investigation into the allegations is ongoing, Babb said.

Fayette County arrests report — April 1–7

The following arrests were reported by local law enforcement agencies for the past week. All persons are considered innocent until proven guilty. Rather than indicating the age of those arrested, only the year of birth will be noted below due to law enforcement procedural changes.

Tuesday, April 1 - Monday, April 7

Fayette County Sheriff’s Office

Julio P. Chay, born in 1989, of Lake View Way, Jonesboro, for failure to maintain lane and driving without valid license. Read More»

2 arrested after April 3 car chase across Fayette

A Marietta man was charged with aggravated assault and a host of other crimes after leading Fayette deputies on an April 3 car chase across portions of Fayette County.

Dontavious Watkins, 23, was charged with aggravated assault on a police officer, felony fleeing/attempting to elude, obstruction of a police officer, driving while license suspended or revoked, expired registration, window tint violation, reckless driving, leaving the scene of an accident and interference with or destruction of government property, said Sheriff Barry Babb. Read More»

Not your usual bake sale at McIntosh HS

Police testing for pot in McIntosh student’s birthday brownies

A student at McIntosh High School could face a marijuana distribution charge if GBI tests confirm that brownies in his possession on campus were laced with pot, police said.

Blake W. Kessler, 18, was arrested April 1 at the school and charged with possession of marijuana (less than one ounce) and possession of one pill of lysdexamfetamine, a schedule II drug, according to a police incident report. Read More»

Fayette County arrests report — March 25-31

The following arrests were reported by local law enforcement agencies for the past week. All persons are considered innocent until proven guilty. Rather than indicating the age of those arrested, only the year of birth will be noted below due to law enforcement procedural changes.
 
Tuesday, March 25 - Monday, March 31
 
Fayette County Sheriff’s Office
 
Jamara M.

Coweta man shot over unreturned lawnmower

An April 1 dispute between neighbors over a lawnmower led to one man shooting the other in the leg. Coweta County deputies are searching for the south Coweta man who fled the scene carrying a handgun.

Michael Eure Hanson, 36, is being sought in connection with the shooting on Joy Springs Drive in southeast Coweta County, according to Maj. James Yarbrough.

Yarbrough said a dispute began between Hanson and a neighbor at approximately 4:15 p.m. on April 1 over a borrowed lawnmower. The neighbor did not return the lawnmower in a timely manner which resulted in an argument. Read More»

2 high school burglars hit high-dollar homes along Redwine Rd.

Two arrests have been made in the rash of burglaries and car break-ins in the Redwine Road area of south Fayette County that began in December.

Fayette County Sheriff’s investigators on March 25 arrested two high school students, ages 16 and 17, who live in the Redwine Road area and committed the crimes either on foot or using a golf cart to avoid security gates protecting one posh subdivision. Read More»