Persons of interest sought in Meriwether slaying

by Wes Mayer


The Meriwether County Sheriff’s Office and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation are seeking the public’s help in identifying two persons of interest related to a homicide which occurred in Meriwether County on Friday.

Around 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 22, 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. 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.

For more on this story, look in Wednesday’s print and digital edition of The Newnan Times-Herald.

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