Persons of interest sought in slaying

by Wes Mayer

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Two persons of interest in the Meriwether County slaying are seen in this surveillance image from the Newnan Walmart.


The Meriwether County Sheriff’s Office and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation are still investigating a slaying that occurred in Meriwether County on Friday, and are seeking information on two people seen at the Newnan Wal-mart.

“This is an active investigation with numerous agencies assisting,” said Meriwether County Sheriff Chuck Smith.

Around 5 p.m. Friday, Meriwether County sheriff’s deputies and emergency responders were dispatched to an unresponsive person found inside a home on Callaway Road, said Meriwether County Sheriff Chuck Smith. According to Smith, authorities found the unresponsive man, Tommy Ogletree, 62, had been killed from a single gunshot wound.

At this time, authorities believe robbery was the motive of Ogletree’s slaying because Ogletree’s 1998 Lexus EX300 was stolen from his home, Smith said. After Meriwether authorities issued a BOLO – be on the look out – on the vehicle, the Lexus was recovered by the Atlanta Police Department Friday evening.

Two people who have not been identified are now persons of interest in the case.

According to Col. Byron Hadley with the Meriwether County Sheriff’s Office, the two were seen in the Walmart on Bullsboro Drive in Newnan around 10:50 p.m. on Aug. 19.

Anyone with any information on these two people have been asked to call the Georgia Bureau of Investigation Region 2 office at 706-565-7888 or 404-244-2600 or the Meriwether County Sheriff's Office at 706-672-4489.



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