Newnan burglary suspect arrested

by Wes Mayer

The man suspected of breaking into a home on Mansour Circle, stealing some items and escaping the home around noon Wednesday was arrested by authorities with the Newnan Police Department on Thursday.

Richard Brock Teigue, 22, was charged with burglary in the first degree after he was located by authorities at his home on Maple Drive, said the case’s lead detective, Sgt. Chad Wood. Detectives were able to obtain a good deal of evidence from the scene, which led them to Teigue, and Teigue admitted to the burglary, police said. He was transported to the Coweta County Jail.

Before noon Wednesday, homeowner Johnny Hanna was in his backyard with his dog, Domino, and Domino did not want to go back inside. When Hanna walked back inside, he found a man, whom police believe is Teigue, standing there wearing a hood and a mask.

Hanna attempted to lock the burglar in the front room of his home, which essentially locked Hanna in the kitchen, but the burglar managed to escape by jumping out the window.

Hanna called 911 to report the burglary and learned that a large jug filled with quarters and some other items were stolen.

Newnan police searched the area Wednesday but were unable to locate a suspect.

According to Wood, all the stolen items have been recovered, but are being held as evidence at this time.



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