Intoxicated Man Attempts to Flee Police

by Wes Mayer

A man was arrested Saturday morning after assaulting a man and attempting to flee from police.

Around 12:30 a.m., Newnan Police Officer Scott Kilgore responded to an assault at Jekyll and Hydes Sports Bar on 10 The Boulevard. According to his report, when he arrived, security staff pointed to the victim who had a gash above his right eye, and the suspect, Ricky JoHayden O’Kelley, 21, who were both standing outside.

When Kilgore walked toward the suspect, O’Kelley took off running into the woods. According to his report, Kilgore told him to stop, but O’Kelley continued to run. After a short chase, Kilgore caught O’Kelley and had to assist him out of the woods due to his high level of intoxication.

After speaking to the victim, Kilgore learned the victim was attempting to hold O’Kelley back because O’Kelley was arguing with his ex-girlfriend outside. The victim said O’Kelley was drunk and did not intentionally hit him, and the victim chose not to press any charges. The ex-girlfriend told Kilgore the argument was only verbal.

Kilgore charged O’Kelley with public drunkenness, disorderly conduct and resisting and interfering with officers, and he was transported to the county jail. The security staff at Jekyll and Hydes also gave O’Kelley a criminal trespass warning and told him not to return.



More Local

10 Things to Know for Today

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. FIRST AIRSTRIKES AGAINST ISLAMIC ... Read More


Pentagon: US, partners begin airstrikes in Syria

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. and five Arab countries launched airstrikes Monday night on Islamic State group targets in eastern Syria, a ... Read More


Emergency departments holding gas line rupture drill Tuesday

Starting at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Coweta County and Newnan emergency departments will be holding a drill to practice responding to a gas line rupt ... Read More


CSX rail maintenance closes Senoia street

CSX Railroad has reported to Coweta County officials that Seavy Street in Senoia is closed at the crossing for maintenance. The closure is e ... Read More


Hopeful journey to Colorado

Seizure patient seeking medical marijuana option

In early March, the Georgia medical marijuana bill was gaining steam and giving local families hope for prescriptive treatments for seizures ... Read More

Last chance to see two performers

The Coweta County Fair continues through Saturday, but Monday is the last chance to see two of the featured midway performers. Comedy hypnot ... Read More