Shoplifting suspect caught

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A Georgia State Patrol trooper trains his taser stun weapon at the suspect who ran from Newnan Police. Craig Bolton, 36, of Newnan, was found under a car in the backyard of 24 Robinson St. Thursday morning.

- - Law enforcement authorities tracked a shoplifting suspect on foot through neighborhoods near downtown Newnan Thursday morning before finding him hiding under a car minutes later. The incident began just before 10 a.m. on Robinson Street, just east of downtown, according to Deputy Chief Rodney Riggs of the Newnan Police Department. Officer Tonya Keith knew that a suspect — identified as 36-year-old Craig Bolton of Newnan — was wanted for questioning in a shoplifting incident that occurred prior to Thursday.
Keith located Bolton on Robinson Street, and when she and Newnan Officer Angel Padro approached him, Bolton fled on foot. The pursuing officer last saw the suspect going over a wooden fence in the backyard of a Robinson Street residence, according to Riggs. Newnan Police officers set up a perimeter in the neighborhood and an officer spotted Bolton hiding in woods. When Bolton realized he’d been seen, he got up and ran back toward Robinson Street, according to the deputy chief. Officers tightened the perimeter and found Bolton under a car in the backyard of a home on Robinson Street. The incident was resolved within 10 minutes. Bolton will be charged with obstruction, and he faces shoplifting charges in the prior incident. Newnan Police, Coweta Sheriff ’s Office and Georgia State Patrol officers were on the scene of the arrest.

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