Search continues for murder suspect in Newnan shooting

By ELIZABETH MELVILLE elizabeth@newnan.com Rumors have been circulating that a Newnan man wanted for murder in the Sunday morning shooting death of 37-year-old Maurice Jordan on Ray Street was found dead -- or perhaps clinging to life in an area hospital. That suspect, 36-year-old Spencer Heath, had not been located as of Tuesday, according to Newnan Deputy Police Chief Rodney Riggs.
"We've not confirmed that he's in the hospital or deceased," said Riggs. Police continue to actively search for Heath. Heath is wanted for murder in a fatal shooting that occurred at 21 Ray St., in a neighborhood west of downtown Newnan, around 3 a.m. Sunday. Authorities later determined that Heath and Jordan had an argument earlier in the evening that started in the home on Ray Street and, at some point, spilled into the backyard. Heath allegedly shot Jordan once in the torso with a rifle, according to Riggs. Heath fled the area before police arrived. Jordan was transported to Piedmont Newnan Hospital where he was pronounced dead. Jordan's body was transported to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation's crime lab in Atlanta for autopsy, according to the deputy chief. If anyone has information about Heath's whereabouts, they can contact the police department at 770-254-2355, or the city's anonymous tip line, 770-254-2350.

More Local

Behavioral hospital awaits opposition

Last week, Superior Court Judge Emory Palmer ordered the Georgia Department of Community Health to award a Certificate of Need to Vest Newna ... Read More


CVS suspects may be tied to multiple robberies

Coweta County authorities are working with other agencies around metro Atlanta to locate two men suspected of robbing a local 24/7 pharmacy ... Read More


Newnan Council

City divided on changes to code for demolishing structures

Newnan’s process for demolishing historical structures will not be changing yet, as members of the Newnan City Council disagreed on th ... Read More


Search warrant leads to seven arrests for drugs

Several men found themselves in jail Tuesday after Coweta County investigators executed a search warrant at a home on Martin Luther King Jr. ... Read More


Two injured in head-on collision

Two drivers were airlifted to an Atlanta hospital Tuesday after two vehicles collided head-on on Highway 154 near Hammock Road. The accident ... Read More

Federal court jury awards $2 million to electrician

A jury in U.S. District Court in Newnan has awarded more than $2 million in a case involving an electrician who was involved in an accident. ... Read More