Shoplifter arrested for armed robbery

by Wes Mayer

A man tied to a shoplifting ring was arrested Tuesday, but two other suspects have not been identified. On Sept. 3 around 1:15 p.m., three suspects entered the Home Depot store in Newnan acting suspiciously, according to Lt. Col. Jimmy Yarbrough with the Coweta County Sheriff’s Office.

One man, Anthony Lee Green, 55, went directly to the tool section with an unidentified black female and picked up items worth around $600, but the store’s security guard kept an eye on him, Yarbrough said. When Green and the female suspect bypassed the checkout aisles and went straight for the exit, the security guard moved to stop them.

The female suspect, however, pulled out a stun gun and used it on the security guard, Yarbrough said. Both suspects ran. The woman sped off in a vehicle with another unidentified suspect, and Green fled on foot with the stolen items. Green was found Tuesday by Coweta County investigators and charged with a felony for “armed robbery with other weapon.”

Investigators are looking into possible involvement by Green and the other two suspects in other Home Depot shoplifting cases in the greater Atlanta area, Yarbrough said.

The suspects are believed to be from Atlanta and may no longer be in Coweta County.



More Local

Sheriff's office asks drug dealers to turn in their rivals

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky sheriff's office has posted a flyer on its Facebook page asking drug dealers to turn in their rivals. ... Read More


Gas prices fall 5 cents in past week

Before Christmas, as many as 20 states, including Florida, could have average gas prices below $2 per gallon as the national average for Dec ... Read More


Coweta Commission

Dollar General rezoning, pension discussion on agenda

A public hearing on the rezoning of property at Fischer Road and Raymond Hill Road for a Dollar General store is on the agenda for Tuesday n ... Read More


NTH turns 150

UFO movie lands in Coweta

In the spring of 1979, Newnan played host to a Italian film company shooting a motion picture. Leone Film chose Newnan as the backdrop to th ... Read More


UWG invites community to Newnan campus

The University of West Georgia (UWG) is inviting the public to celebrate the grand opening of its new Newnan campus at its upcoming August c ... Read More

School bus schedules available on NTH website

The 2015-2016 bus schedules for the Coweta County School System are now available on The Newnan Times-Herald website, www.times-herald.com. ... Read More