Smash and grab burglary suspect arrested

by Wes Mayer

A man suspected of a smash- and-grab burglary — driving through a gas station convenience store — was arrested Friday, authorities said.

Ronnie Shane Daniels was arrested by Coweta County criminal investigators. He later admitted to driving a vehicle through the glass front door of the Welcome Station on Welcome Road, said Investigator Jason Fetner with the Coweta County Sheriff’s Office. According to Fetner, using footage from the store’s security cameras, Daniels was recorded visiting the Welcome Station late Thursday.

A few hours later, between 12:30 and 1 a.m., wearing the same clothing, Daniels drove through the front door and stole four cartons of name-brand cigarettes from behind the counter, Fetner said.

After making the connection, Fetner said investigators served search warrants on Daniels’ home and vehicle and he was taken into custody. Investigators recovered one of the four cartons of cigarettes, but Daniels admitted to selling the other three for possibly cash or a ride, Fetner said.

Fetner said damage to the convenience store exceeded $500, making the crime a smash-and-grab burglary which has different penalties than burglary in the first, second or third degree.



More Local

Plant Yates to shut down coal units by mid-April

Georgia Power Plant Yates will officially stop burning coal no later than April 15. Units 1-5 have already stopped being used for “nor ... Read More


Grey Matters dinner filled with insight, laughter

The Grey Matters dinner event, held at The Newnan Centre on Friday, brought a unique perspective to those in attendance. Cowetans were given ... Read More


major bills still in play

Legislative session almost over

The 2015 Georgia General Assembly session is almost over. There are two more “legislative days” in the session: Tuesday and Thur ... Read More


NTH Turns 150

Family of editor Cates visits first lady

Adolphus Boardman Cates, who published The Newnan Herald for six years in the late 1800s, was a man with many business interests. In additio ... Read More


Locals preview PBS cancer miniseries

Last week, board members of Lights for Linda Luminarias visited the Atlanta Chapter of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society to preview a summar ... Read More

West Coweta home damaged by fire

No injuries were reported after authorities responded to a West Coweta house fire on Saturday evening. About 7:00 p.m., the Coweta County Fi ... Read More