4th armed robbery suspect arrested

by Wes Mayer

The fourth man believed to be involved in recent armed robberies in Newnan and Coweta County was arrested late Thursday.

Deandrez Sherod White, 21, was arrested in his home on Gordon Street around 8 p.m. by officers and investigators with the Newnan Police Department and the Coweta County Crime Suppression Unit, said Lt. Col. Jimmy Yarbrough with the Coweta County Sheriff's Office.

White is a suspect in the Sept. 2 armed robbery of the Family Dollar store on Temple Avenue in Newnan, said Sgt. Vansant, detective with Newnan Police. The robbery involved two black males armed with handguns entering the store and demanding money from the two cash registers. Threats were made, but nobody was harmed.

'He was the fourth and final suspect we were looking for,' Vansant said.

White is believed to be tied with three other men charged with armed robbery earlier in September - Reggie J. Crowder, 15 (believed to be the man who accompanied White in the Family Dollar robbery); Donquerius Lamonte Mahone, 27; and Ayinde Khalil Pearson, 18.

The four men are suspected of working together to perform armed robberies around Coweta County, Luthersville and Hogansville.

In Coweta County, they are suspected of the Aug. 21 armed robbery of Carniceria del Valle, a grocery store on Turkey Creek Road southeast of Newnan, according to authorities. In that robbery, two black males armed with handguns entered the store and demanded money from three customers and the cash register. The two black males, believed to be Mahone and Pearson, fled in a vehicle down Poplar Road, and later shot at a woman attempting to pursue them, not harming her, but striking her vehicle twice.

According to Yarbrough, Crowder was also waiting for Mahone and Pearson in their vehicle. The three men were charged with four counts of armed robbery and one count of aggravated assault when arrested in September. Crowder will be tried as an adult for his crimes.

White has been charged with armed robbery by the Newnan Police Department for the Family Dollar robbery. He has additionally been charged aggravated assault by the sheriff's office for an earlier case in which authorities say he shot at Luthersville police officers while fleeing into Coweta County. White will face charges by the Luthersville and Hogansville police departments for armed robberies in Meriwether and Troup counties, Yarbrough said.

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