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.



More Local

Person: Today’s young people also have wrongs to right

Freedom Rider Charles Person says today’s young people still have the opportunity to make America a better place. Person and fellow Fr ... Read More


High-speed Internet will bring local growth

Last week, AT&T announced that it would be bringing its super fast U-Verse with Gigapower to Newnan. The all-fiber network will deliver ... Read More


Cowetans’ info likely on stolen laptop

Information on Cowetans who get state help for mental disabilities may have been on a laptop stolen last month. The good news is that &ndash ... Read More


Community Foundation begins fundraising

It has been a slow start, but the Coweta Community Foundation is now launching its 2014 campaign, “Reaching Together to Make a Differe ... Read More


Old Madras school to be demolished

A long-standing structure on Highway 29 will be demolished. The Coweta County School System is tearing down the old Madras Elementary School ... Read More

Meriwether reports identical jury duty scam

On Wednesday, the Meriwether County Sheriff’s Office received reports on a number of “missed jury duty” scam attempts in M ... Read More