Shoplifting suspect caught

alt

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.

More Local

Suspicious man in van not a threat

This week, a number of SummerGrove residents began noticing a suspicious man who was allegedly watching children in their neighborhood from ... Read More


Munchkin Masquerade

Downtown trick-or-treat event Friday

Downtown Newnan is a great place for shopping, dining out and – Friday morning – trick-or-treating. Main Street Newnan’s M ... Read More


Westmoreland challenges conservative voters

In the closing days before the November elections, Rep. Lynn Westmoreland, R-Ga., shared a sobering observation with his constituents. &ldqu ... Read More


Madras alumni gathering before school demolished

The little school at Madras looms large in the hearts and minds of those who attended and taught there. But soon, the school will be only a ... Read More


‘Dead’ banker sentenced to 30 years

Aubrey Lee Price, the south Georgia banker who faked his death after defrauding investors of millions, was sentenced to 30 years in prison o ... Read More

Newnan Council

City seeks grant for intersection study

Newnan City Council authorized the submittal of a grant application to study the intersection just north of downtown. This intersection is n ... Read More