Fayette County


Man holds woman against will in Kenwood Landings Mobile Home Park, authorities make arrest

By Michael Cuneo – 

Fayette County — The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office responded to an incident involving an ex-boyfriend holding a woman against her will on March 7.

Montrell Jeremiah Towns, 25, of Jonesboro, allegedly entered a Kenwood Landings Mobile Home residence in North Fayette County, assaulting a woman and holding her against her will, authorities say.

“[Towns] had made forced entry into the victim’s residence, assaulted her, and held her in the residence against her will. The victim was able to escape after Towns became distracted and the victim fled from the residence being pursued by Towns and once outside was aided by neighbors who called 911 while Towns fled the area.” Fayette County Sheriff Barry Babb said.

Because of the nature of Towns’ violent past, Fayette County Deputies requested the assistance of the U.S Marshal’s Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force in the case.

In the early hours of Friday, March 11, Towns was arrested in Atlanta by the Marshalls Office.

Towns had a slew of arrest warrants, including Violation of Probation (Felony), Criminal Damage to Property, Simple Battery, Aggravated Stalking, Battery, False Imprisonment Aggravated Assault, and Burglary.

By Michael Cuneo

Michael Cuneo is a news and sports reporter for the Fayette County News. Michael graduated from Georgia State University with a degree in Journalism in 2020. In his off time, Michael enjoys torturing himself as an Atlanta Falcons fan. Follow Michael on twitter @michaelcune