Suspect arrested for child molestation

by Wes Mayer

alt

Michael Jordan McFarland 


A man who once interned at the Newnan/Coweta Boys and Girls Club was arrested by Coweta County authorities Monday following an investigation into a reported child molestation.

On Aug. 7, authorities with the Coweta County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to the 100-block of Waterford Place east of Newnan in reference to a child molestation, said Lt. Col. Jimmy Yarbrough with the sheriff’s office. According to Yarbrough, investigators learned the suspect, Michael Jordan McFarland, 21, was caught molesting a juvenile whom he was not directly related to.

On Monday, McFarland was arrested and charged with counts of child molestation, aggravated child molestation and aggravated sodomy, Yarbrough said. Because McFarland once interned at the Boys and Girls Club, McFarland’s case is still under investigation to see if there may be additional charges of child molestation.



More Local

County Commission meets tonight at 6

Minor changes to the retirement plan for county employees are on the agenda for tonight’s meeting of the Coweta County Board of Commis ... Read More


Sleep walking rape trial continues

Three witnesses were called to testify in Monday afternoon’s session of the trial of Benjamin Tyler Gray, 29, accused of rape after an ... Read More


Georgia partisans feud over voter registration

ATLANTA (AP) — Amid a scramble for political supremacy in rapidly changing Georgia, Democrats and Republicans are pointing fingers ove ... Read More


Two men found dead in double homicide

Two men were found dead in an apparent double homicide on Monday afternoon.  The Coweta County Sheriff’s Office responded to a ca ... Read More


Traffic re-routed on Jackson Street

Traffic is being rerouted on Jackson Street around the University of West Georgia project in downtown Newnan. The section of Jackson Street ... Read More

WHO: Nigeria's Ebola outbreak is officially over

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — The World Health Organization declared on Monday that Nigeria is free of Ebola, a rare victory in the months-lon ... Read More