Woman charged after hiding boyfriend from police

by Wes Mayer

A woman was arrested alongside her boyfriend whom authorities were searching for Thursday.

Authorities with the Coweta County Sheriff’s Office first visited the home of Taylor Nicole Delong, 21, on Sept. 5 with a warrant for a man believed to be living there, Eric Montize Woodard, 26, said sheriff’s office spokesman Lt. Col. Jimmy Yarbrough. Woodard had an outstanding warrant for a felony possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, battery, obstruction of officers, giving a false name and a violation of probation.

On that day, Woodard managed to flee into the woods behind Delong’s home on the 100 block of Moody Farm Road and hide from investigators, Yarbrough said. No charges were brought against Delong at the time, but she was warned that she would be held accountable if authorities returned to find Woodard inside the home.

On Thursday around 2:30 p.m., investigators and deputies with the sheriff’s office returned to Delong’s home with a warrant for Woodard’s arrest. This time, investigators discovered Woodard hiding in a bedroom closet. Woodard was arrested, and Delong was charged with a felony for hindering the apprehension or punishment of a criminal. Both were transported to the Coweta County Jail.



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