Assault suspect allegedly shot at girlfriend, children
by Wes Mayer
A man sought by the Coweta County Sheriff’s Office on four counts of aggravated assault with a firearm was arrested in Newnan on Monday, authorities said.
Jimmy Lee Rosser Jr., 29, was wanted by Coweta authorities for allegedly shooting at his girlfriend and three children. The incident occurred on Feb. 9, when authorities received a call from the victim reporting the assault.
According to Lt. Col. Jimmy Yarbrough with the sheriff’s office, authorities met with the victim at Coweta County Fire Station 2 on Highway 16. The victim had bruising and scratches around her neck and face, and told authorities how Rosser threw her around and choked her.
The victim said she gathered the three children, all under the age of 6, to leave, and Rosser threatened to shoot her if she left. According to Yarbrough, when she began to drive away, he fired one shot from his revolver. A bullet hole was found in the vehicle’s passenger door and the bullet was recovered sitting on the cushion of a child’s safety seat, Yarbrough said.
Fortunately, the girlfriend did not strap one of the children into the seat when she fled, or a child may have been injured, he said.
Authorities returned to the victim’s residence on the 100-block of Arnco Fourth Street, but Rosser was nowhere to be found. On Monday, Newnan Police officers saw Rosser walking around the area of Crit Alley in Newnan and were able to chase him down and take him into custody.
Rosser was charged for the four counts of aggravated assault with a firearm and transported to the Coweta County Jail. Yarbrough added that Rosser may be facing more charges.