Man flashes gun during fight, arrested

by Wes Mayer

A man suspected of pointing a gun at the back of another man’s head following an altercation at a Newnan restaurant turned himself in to authorities at the Coweta County Jail on Tuesday.

The incident occurred on Aug. 24, when the suspect, Shawn Harlacher, 29, walked to the Taco Mac on Newnan Crossing Bypass. According to Sgt. Greg Vansant with the Newnan Police Department, Harlacher was intoxicated and began picking a fight with another man, the victim, who was dining on the outside area of the restaurant.

The fight turned into a physical altercation, and it eventually ended with the victim walking away. According to Vansant, when the victim began walking away, Harlacher pulled out the handgun and pointed it at the victim. Harlacher then ran off and drove away.

The victim later reported the incident to the police, and a search warrant was executed on Harlacher’s home, Vansant said, but Harlacher was not located at that time. Harlacher was contacted by someone, though, and on Tuesday, he turned himself in at the Coweta County Jail. He was then charged with aggravated assault with a firearm.



More Local

Ceremony held for new safety complex

Key leaders in Georgia and Newnan gathered at Newnan’s new public safety complex to commemorate its opening with a ribbon-cutting cere ... Read More


Package turns out to be harmless

Unity Elementary evacuated Thursday

Unity Elementary School in Luthersville was evacuated Thursday after “a suspicious package” was observed on the school grounds. ... Read More


Construction continues on Lower Fayetteville

The construction on Lower Fayetteville Road is bringing more lane closures because of problems with the soil on the south side of the projec ... Read More


Coweta Commission

Public hearing on Bridgeport Tuesday

The rezoning public hearing for the Bridgeport industrial development on U.S. 29 between Newnan and Moreland will be held Tuesday before the ... Read More


Benghazi

CIA security operator in Newnan for book tour

This week, Cowetans got the opportunity to discuss the 2012 Benghazi attack with a true expert on the subject, one of the private security c ... Read More

‘First Love’ getaway contest

Jackon’s high school ride part of museum exhibit

The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s special exhibition, Alan Jackson: 25 Years of Keepin’ It Country, has been extended ... Read More