Fayette County


Senoia man charged with death of Starr’s Mill Student found dead in jail cell

Photo by Fayette County Jail.

By Michael Cuneo – 

Robert Lee Stevenson, 60, of Senoia, was found dead in the Fayette County Jail on Feb. 18, 2022, according to the Fayette County Sheriff Barry Babb.

Stevenson was charged with DUI, vehicular homicide and leaving the scene of an accident as police say he hit and killed 16-year-old Starr’s Mill Student Russell Logan on Feb. 10.

Babb said Stevenson was found unresponsive in his cell early Friday morning.

“On Friday, February 18, 2022, at approximately 8:30 am, the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office Jail personnel discovered Robert Lee Stevenson unresponsive in an infirmary cell. The initial scene findings presented signs of self-inflicted injury that resulted in death. Mr. Stevenson was the single occupant in an infirmary cell.” Babb said.

Per standard practice, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation is investigating this case.

“The GBI is the lead agency for full transparency and I will defer any investigatory questions to be directed to that Agency or our District Attorney’s Office. I will note that no force has been used by our staff or any physical altercations took place with Mr. Stevenson.” Babb said.

Babb also gave his sympathies to the families involved in this incident.

“This tragedy in our community continues to widen and has terribly affected these two families. It is my prayer and anyone willing to join me in lifting these families and the faculty and students at Starr’s Mill High School as they continue to process, grieve, and recover from this heartbreak.” Babb said.

This story will be updated as more information is made available.

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