Suspect Sought in Fatal Armed Robbery Incident in Fayetteville

by Wes Mayer

A man suspected of being involved in a fatal Fayetteville armed robbery incident on Friday was arrested by police Monday, and another is being sought.

According to a press release from the Fayetteville Police Department, Alvin James Scott, 26, was arrested in his home Monday morning. The body of another suspect, Alonzo Starks, 25, was found in an abandoned home in Morrow. The third suspect, Leandro Bernard Johnson, 27, has not been located by police.

The robbery occurred Friday night at the China Cafe in Fayetteville. Two suspects held three employees at gunpoint demanding money. One of the employees pulled out a handgun and shot one of the suspects, Starks, and the other suspect returned fire and struck one of the employees while fleeing, according to Fayetteville authorities. The employee was transported to Grady Memorial Hospital and is still in critical condition.

For more on this story, look in Wednesday’s print and digital editions of The Newnan Times-Herald.



More Local

Buy One, Give One

Local clinic receives $10,000 grant

Local New York Life agent Warren Budd, with the help of his colleagues, recently secured a $10,000 Community Impact Grant from the company t ... Read More


Harassed by former city employee

Torment victim challenges Senoia council

For more than two years, Pat Sharp felt like a prisoner in her own home, thanks to the actions of her next door neighbor, Joey Bigler. Bigle ... Read More


Regional leaders taking fresh look at TSPLOST

The regional TSPLOST for this region was rejected by voters five years ago, but new legislation has regional leaders looking at options for ... Read More


NTH Turns 150

Historic local newspaper photos sought

The Newnan Times-Herald is asking readers to share stories related to the newspaper’s history as the Times-Herald’s 150th birthd ... Read More


Department of revenue Chief shares info on tax fraud crackdowns

The Georgia Department of Revenue saved Georgia taxpayers over $33 million in fraudulent tax returns in 2014, according to Revenue Commissio ... Read More

Trammell discusses General Assembly

Rep. Bob Trammell spoke about his first session as a member of the Georgia General Assembly at a meeting of the Coweta County Democratic Par ... Read More