Authorities looking for assault suspect

by Wes Mayer

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Coweta authorities are on the lookout for a man suspected of firing a gun at his girlfriend and three children on Sunday.

Around 1:53 p.m., authorities with the Coweta County Sheriff’s Officer responded to Coweta County Fire Station 2 on Highway 16 in reference to domestic violence, said Lt. Col. Jimmy Yarbrough with the sheriff’s office. There, they met with the victim, who had bruising and scratches around her neck and face.

According to Yarbrough, the victim said she fled from her boyfriend, Jimmy Lee Rosser Jr., 29, who assaulted her and threatened to kill her. The victim told authorities she and Rosser had an argument earlier, and things turned violent — Rosser threw the victim against a wall, breaking the wall, and choked her on the bed. The victim told deputies she feared for her life, but Rosser eventually let her get up.

The victim then gathered her three children, to whom Rosser is the father, all under the age of 6, and put them in her vehicle, Yarbrough said. While doing this, Rosser threatened to shoot the victim if she left, she told authorities, and when she began to drive away, he fired one shot from his revolver.

Authorities found a bullet hole in the passenger door and recovered the bullet sitting on the cushion of a child’s safety seat in the vehicle, Yarbrough said — fortunately, the victim did not strap one of the children into the seat when she fled, or a child may have been injured. The victim told authorities she fled to the nearby fire station where she called 911.

Yarbrough said authorities returned to the victim’s residence on the 100-block of Arnco Fourth Street, but Rosser fled the scene. Rosser is now wanted for four counts of aggravated assault with a firearm for shooting at the victim and three children. He will probably face more charges related to the weekend assault against the victim and because he is a convicted felon, Yarbrough said.

Rosser is considered armed and dangerous and is believed to be in either Coweta or Carroll County, where he has relatives, Yarbrough said. Rosser is six feet tall, weighs around 155 pounds, has black hair and brown eyes and also goes by the nickname “Insane.” Anyone with information on his whereabouts have been asked to contact Investigator Jon McIntyre at 678-423-6710.



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