Newnan officer guilty of burglary

by Wes Mayer

A former Newnan Police Department officer has admitted guilt to two counts of burglary in the second degree.

Zachery Anderson, 40, was accused of committing two burglaries between September and November of last year, said Coweta County Assistant District Attorney Kaitlin Doyle.

While on his nighttime patrol shift, Anderson broke into the All Stars Academy on Highway 34 East — where his wife worked — and stole tuition money and petty cash from the office, authorities said.

According to Newnan Police Chief Douglas “Buster” Meadows, Anderson was a patrol officer with the department for five years. Anderson was fired from the department in January after his wife filed a protective order against him along with the burglary accusations, Meadows said.

Coweta Superior Court Judge Dennis Blackmon sentenced Anderson to eight years of probation after he pleaded guilty Monday with a blind plea, meaning no plea bargain was reached with prosecutors, Doyle said. In addition, Anderson has been sentenced to undergo psychological evaluation.

As for the indictment of a violation of oath by a public officer, Anderson was found not guilty of this charge on Monday.



More Local

Marijuana possession charges

Evans Middle School chorus teacher resigns

By Celia Shortt celia@newnan.com Evans Middle School Chorus teacher Johnny Holloway resigned from the Coweta County School System on Monday ... Read More


County sets millage rates, ends old fire district tax

The Coweta County Board of Commissioners voted Tuesday to stop levying property taxes in the old Coweta County Fire Protection District, kno ... Read More


Animal control officers visit for annual conference

Last week, the Southeastern Animal Control Association held its training conference in Newnan, and more than 70 attendees visited from six d ... Read More


UWG Alumni

Send-off held for incoming Coweta freshmen

By Celia Shortt celia@newnan.com University of West Georgia Alumni and the Coweta Alumni Council held the second Coweta County Freshman Send ... Read More


Annexation approved

County does away with higher density zoning

Coweta County’s “RI-B” zoning district is no more. On Tuesday, the Coweta County Board of Commissioners voted to remove th ... Read More

Woman rolls out of vehicle during turn

A woman fell out of a vehicle while it was in motion Tuesday and was transported to Piedmont Newnan Hospital with minor injuries. Around 12: ... Read More