Three teens arrested for burglary

by Wes Mayer

Three teens who Coweta County authorities say decided to skip school and burglarize two east Coweta homes were arrested Thursday.

Around 2 p.m., Coweta County deputies were dispatched to the 300-block of Old Highway 16 in reference to a burglary. According to Lt. Col. Jimmy Yarbrough with the sheriff’s office, one of the homeowners was at home when the suspects broke in, and he was able to catch one of the juveniles and hold him for authorities.

Deputies Mike McGuffey and Sgt. Jeff Bugg were the first to arrive at the scene and they were able to locate the other two juveniles in the woods nearby. All three suspects were 16 years old and students of East Coweta High School, Yarbrough said. 

Investigators suspect the three juveniles burglarized two neighboring homes, and in the first one, they stole and ate food out of the refrigerator and took some of the homeowner’s jewelry. At the second home, the homeowner was standing behind his bedroom door blocking it when the burglars entered and he was able to call 911.

All three juveniles have been charged with two counts of burglary, Yarbrough said.

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