A man and a woman were arrested and charged with arson and insurance fraud after setting a vehicle on fire, according to a fire department official.

Corlos Cornelius Coats, 39, and Quanchella Kelly, 32, were arrested after the Douglas County Fire Department responded to a vehicle fire, which was located behind an abandoned residence in Winston, according to Douglas County Fire Department Chief Investigator Steve Pate.

According to Pate, investigators determined that the fire, which took place Aug. 9, 2016, was of an "incendiary nature." The investigation information led to the arrest of the vehicle's owner, Coats, and Kelly, Pate said.

Coats was charged with arson in the first degree and insurance fraud. Kelly was charged with arson in the first degree.

Coats' bond was denied while Kelly's bond was set for $7,500.

Man charged in nail salon robbery

A man who was shot by a nail salon employee after police say he tried to rob the business last year has been released from the hospital and booked into the Douglas County Jail.

Demarcus Cyntrell Stovall, 19, was involved in the robbery that occurred on Dec. 14, 2016, at Top Nails on Thornton Road in Lithia Springs.

Stovall entered the business and attempted to rob it, according to Douglasville Police Maj. J. R. Davidson.

A male employee exchanged gunfire with Stovall, who was shot in the leg, Davidson said.

He was later captured in a nearby wooded area by a DPD K-9 Unit, said Davidson. Stovall was then transferred to a local hospital with non life-threatening injuries, including the gunshot wound to his leg and bite wounds from the K-9, said Davidson.

Stovall has since been released from the hospital and charged with home invasion in the first degree, two counts of robbery and two counts of aggravated assault, according to Davidson.

Man arrested for false imprisonment, cruelty to children

A local man was arrested and charged with false imprisonment, battery and cruelty to children in the third degree.

Daniel Reid Levine, 24, was involved in the domestic violence case, which took place at Intown Suites on Plaza Parkway on Feb. 10.

Two children were present at the time.

Bond was set for $6,500.

Woman hits SUV, charged with DUI

A woman was arrested and charged with driving while her license was suspended or revoked on the fourth offense, DUI, hit and run and having an open container, according to authorities.

Kimberly Amelia Pennyman, 33, hit a black 2012 GMC Terrain at the intersection of I-20 eastbound and Highway 5, according to the Douglasville Police Department incident report.

The incident took place on Feb. 11. Pennyman was followed and identified by driver Amanda Lynn Shumake, 28, at an Exxon gas station on Bright Star Road, according to the report.

An officer arrived at the scene and detected a "strong odor of an alcoholic beverage" from within Pennyman's vehicle and breath, according to the report.

Pennyman's bond was set at $11,000.

Moore charged with kidnapping girlfriend

A local man was arrested and charged for simple battery and kidnapping.

Shaquille O'Neal Moore, 25, kidnapped a 24-year-old woman, identified as Moore's girlfriend, according to the Douglasville Police Department incident report.

The girlfriend was reported to have bruises and/or abrasions. The incident took place on Feb. 12 at the WellStar Douglas Hospital emergency room, according to the report.

Moore was said to have been yelling at the girfriend with a security guard nearby, according to the report.

Bond was set at $2,000.

-- Kate Croxton, staff writer

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.