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.



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