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Stolen guns recovered from shooting suspect


  • By Clay Neely
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  • Mar. 13, 2019 - 4:53 PM

Stolen guns recovered from shooting suspect

The Newnan Times-Herald

A man wanted in connection to a shooting at Shenandoah Forest is now in custody.

Andrew Felton III, 18, is now facing charges of aggravated assault with a firearm, two counts of theft by receiving stolen property, marijuana possession with intent to distribute and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, according to booking reports.

The shooting occurred on January 19, 2019, when deputies responded to the area of Forest Circle after receiving a report of shots fired and met with the victim who was reportedly shot in the leg, according to Investigator Brandon Thrower with the Coweta County Sheriff’s Office.

Based on the information gathered from the scene, investigators identified the shooter as Felton.

Tuesday afternoon, members from the Coweta County Crime Suppression Unit were attempting to serve a warrant on Felton. When spotted by investigators, Felton allegedly ran into his apartment then came back outside to speak with police, according to Investigator Taylor Helton.

After Felton was placed in custody, investigators obtained a search warrant for his residence where approximately five guns were located – two of which came back stolen, according to Helton. A small amount of marijuana and digital scales were also located.

Felton was transported to the Coweta County Jail where he is being held without bond after his first appearance hearing.