Authorities: Squatter sold victim’s possessions

by Wes Mayer

A man suspected of moving into an elderly victim’s vacant home and selling the victim’s property was arrested by Coweta County authorities on Saturday.

Darron Deshawn Robinson, 23, was arrested in the victim’s home on the 600 block of White Oak Drive, said Lt. Col. Jimmy Yarbrough with the Coweta County Sheriff’s Office.

Apparently, Robinson, who was the son of the victim’s former caregiver, moved into the home after the victim was admitted into an assisted living home, Yarbrough said. After some time, Robinson held an estate sale and began selling items out of the home.

Authorities also discovered Robinson used an extension cord to steal electricity from the neighbor’s house, according to the lieutenant.

“He just made himself a home,” Yarbrough said. “We gave him a whole new place to stay,” he said of the suspect who is now in the Coweta County Jail.

Robinson was charged with burglary in the first degree, forgery in the first degree, endangering security interests and theft of services, Yarbrough said.



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