2 Newnan men arrested in Sharpsburg thefts

A rash of thefts from from vehicles in east Coweta County may have come to an end with the Aug. 19 arrest of two Newnan men charged with 17 counts of entering autos in the area of the Bedford Forrest subdivision off Ga. Highway 154 north of Sharpsburg.

Lionell Daniel, 26, and Jarvis Arnold, 24, both of Newnan, were charged with 17 counts of entering auto along with charges of felony theft by receiving and possession of a firearm by a felon, according to Maj. James Yarbrough of the Coweta County Sheriff’s Office.

Yarbrough said the thefts occurred a week to 10 days prior to the arrests. Daniel and Arnold were arrested Aug. 19, Yarbrough said, adding that both men have prior arrests in Coweta.

An initial list of stolen items, apparently taken largely from vehicles, includes GPS units, iPods, credit cards, laptop computers and a firearm, Yarbrough said.

Yarbrough said the investigation is ongoing and detectives are continuing to receive information on other thefts, including possible burglaries in the Sharpsburg area.