Fayette County


Suspect sought in altercation outside Sprint store

The Fayetteville Police are on the hunt for one individual after a verbal dispute outside a local store nearly got very ugly.

Department Public Information Office Ann Marie Burdett said the incident started at approximately 11:25 a.m. Feb. 28 outside the Sprint store on Ga. Highway 85.
Burdett said a woman dropped off her friend in front of the store and was blocking parking spaces when a black male approached her car.

The man asked her to move her car, and she said it would be a minute. The woman then noticed the suspect take a photo of her license plate and return to his car, Burdett said.

The woman then saw that the suspect had a handgun by his side after returning to his car, and she quickly left the scene.

The department is also looking out for a 2014 Ford that was stolen. Burdett said the victim had wanted to sell a car, and a potential buyer came by the victim’s home to examine the vehicle. The victim gave the suspect the keys to the car for a test drive, and the car was never returned.

In other news, the department arrested Rodney Slater, 58, on a battery charge Feb. 23. Police said Slater caused substantial physical harm to a victim by repeatedly punching her in the face.

In Peachtree City, the police department is investigating two entering autos that occurred Feb. 27 on Interlochen Drive.

Police said they responded to Interlochen Drive in reference to a theft from auto. The victim reported a theft from two unlocked vehicles in the driveway sometime overnight. A wallet, containing credit cards, was stolen from one of the vehicles. Three of the stolen cards were used.

Later that day, officers also responded to another entering auto call on Interlochen Drive. It was not reported if anything was stolen from that vehicle.

On the same day, the department responded to a call at Stevens Entry about a stolen car.

The police said that, upon arrival, the officers met with the complainant who stated that his daughter’s vehicle was stolen. The vehicle was last seen at 5 a.m., and at approximately 9 a.m. the daughter noticed her vehicle was not where she parked it. Unknown individuals also made a transaction on the debit card stolen from the vehicle, police added.