Second Defendant in Armed Robbery Trial Pleads Guilty

by Wes Mayer - wesley@newnan.com

One of the two defendants in this week’s armed robbery trial in Coweta Superior Court opted to plead guilty to all counts Thursday morning after new evidence was presented by the prosecution.

Deandrez Sherod White chose to plead guilty to counts of armed robbery, aggravated assault on a peace officer and kidnapping during two armed robberies – one in Newnan and one in Hogansville. After the prosecution, led by assistant district attorneys Kevin McMurry and Trey Reeves with the Coweta County District Attorney’s Office, presented new evidence of a phone call from the Coweta County Jail between White and some family members, during which White attempted to procure a witness from testifying, White chose to plead guilty.

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



More Local

Winter storm warning in effect

City, county and school system officials are keeping watch on a developing winter storm. The Coweta County School System and the Heritage Sc ... Read More


Coweta schools to open two hours late

Coweta County’s public schools will be in session on Thursday, but school will start two hours later. All schools will be open, accord ... Read More


Changes definition of marijuana

Cannabis oil bill passes House, heads to Senate

A bill that would allow limited possession of cannabis-derived medicine for those with certain medical conditions overwhelmingly passed the ... Read More


Man arrested for child molestation

A man suspected of molesting a child was arrested by authorities with the Coweta County Sheriff’s Office this week. Russell Kirk Jones ... Read More


Coweta schools name 2015 Teachers of the Year

The Coweta County School System recently named its 2015 Teachers of the Year for its 31 schools. “The teachers are elected each year i ... Read More

Lived most of life on Coweta farm

Funeral today for 103-year-old Charlie Trammell

Charlie Trammell was born in 1911 on his family’s Coweta County farm, and he died there – in a house he and his wife built 49 ye ... Read More