Thursday, August 25, 2011

Fayette County Sheriff's Investigators Make Arrests in Armed Robbery

Fayette County Sheriff’s Investigators made an arrest on August 24 in connection with an armed robbery case which occurred on August 3, 2011. Investigators have arrested Thaddeus Deonte Fowler, 20, of Clarkston and charged him with two (2) counts of Armed Robbery, Burglary, two (2) counts of Cruelty to Children in the 1st Degree, two (2) counts of Aggravated Assault and two (2) counts of Kidnapping.

This case involved Fowler and a second suspect, Arnold Floyd Jr., 20 of Union City entering into a residence on Revina Trail in north Fayette County where they held a 16 and 12 year old at gun point and proceeded to steal approximately $4,000.00 worth of items from inside the home. The two victims were not injured during the assault.

The victims in this case helped Fayette Investigators positively identify the two suspects which led to the arrest of Floyd at his Union City home on August 3, 2011. Fowler turned himself in at the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office on August 24, 2011.

Fayette County Sheriff’s Investigators took additional criminal arrest warrants on a suspect arrested on August 12, 2011 in connection with an attempted theft that occurred on North 85 Parkway earlier that day. Investigators have arrested Jaritt Ramon Ortiz, 22, of Griffin and charged him with Possession of Tools for the Commission of a  Crime, five (5) counts of Criminal Damage in the 2nd Degree and five (5) counts of Criminal Attempt to Commit Theft. Ortiz is currently in the Fayette County Jail.

The case involved on August 12, 2011 Ortiz entering onto the premises of a business located on North 85 Parkway and attempting to steal recyclable metal from five (5) air conditioning units at that location. Fayette County Deputies with the assistance of the Fayetteville Police Department responded to the North 85 Parkway business when an alarm was activated because of the attempted theft. Ortiz was located by responding deputies near the premises of the North 85 Parkway business and was arrested for Loitering and Prowling at the time of the incident.

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