Three suspected burglars arrested after night of vehicle break-ins

by Wes Mayer

Two men and a juvenile, suspected of breaking into multiple vehicles across Coweta County, were arrested Saturday, according to authorities.

The two men, Michael Lawrence Andrews, 23, and Joshua Andrew Stasiulaitis, 25, and the juvenile are believed to be responsible for seven different entering auto thefts and burglaries Friday night, said Lt. Col. Jimmy Yarbrough with the Coweta County Sheriff’s Office. Multiple Cowetans reported their vehicles’ windows had been shattered and some items were stolen from inside.

Around 2 a.m. Saturday, thieves broke into the South Forks BP gas station on Corinth Road to steal some beer, Yarbrough said. Fortunately, a nearby neighbor was able to call 911 and give a description of the vehicle. A lookout was placed on the vehicle, and the suspects were identified and taken into custody by Newnan Police Officer Kyle LaChance a few hours later, Yarbrough said.

Andrews and Stasiulaitis will both be charged for multiple counts of burglary and entering autos to commit theft, Yarbrough said. The investigation is ongoing to determine the juvenile’s involvement.

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



More Local

Baby found dead during CCSO search

The Coweta County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating the death of a baby who was discovered during the execution of an arrest ... Read More


Locals react to shootings and gun legislation

A growing sense of distrust and resentment towards the government and the public only seems to be widening among local gun owners. Recent sh ... Read More


Chattahoochee River flood designation changed

When the Chattahoochee River hits 15 feet at the Hwy. 16 bridge, it will no longer be considered flood stage. The National Weather Service h ... Read More


Former Grantville Council member

5-year rental space battle comes to close

An in-law suite that was rented out intermittently for several years has become a source of contention for one Grantville citizen. Former Gr ... Read More


Newnan Council

Commercial rezoning request withdrawn

Jim Thomasson withdrew his rezoning request for 110 Jackson Street at Tuesday’s Newnan City Council meeting. Thomasson was seeking to ... Read More

Atlantic's 100 Most Influential

MLK, Roosevelts on magazine’s list

At least three people who visited Coweta County made The Atlantic's 100 Most Influential Americans List – Martin Luther King and Frank ... Read More