Two local men arrested multiple charges for Bethlehem Church Rd shooting

Two local men are in custody and facing multiple felony charges for the shooting

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The following information has been released by the Coweta County Sheriff’s Office regarding the incident and arrests.

On Sunday, July 2nd, at approximately 4:00am, Coweta County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a residence on Bethlehem Church Rd. in reference to a male gunshot victim.


Once on scene, the victim was located and first aid was rendered while other deputies detained several individuals, some of whom were armed with firearms.


The victim told deputies he was sitting in his truck with his fiancé when two males approached from both the driver’s side and passenger’s side and shot him. The victim was taken to an Atlanta hospital where his condition is unknown.


Aaron Scott and Jacob Ridley were arrested and are being charged with False Imprisonment, Aggravated Assault with a Firearm, and Possession of a Firearm during the Commission of a Felony, with additional charges possible.


The CCSO Criminal Investigations Unit is investigating this incident. Updates will be provided as they become available.

Two men have been booked into the Coweta County Jail on charges stemming from an early morning shooting in the 1900 block of Bethlehem Church Road just outside Grantville on Sunday, July 2nd. 

Aaron Glen Scott, 28, of Franklin and Jacob ” Buck ” Tyler Ridley, 34, of Newnan were booked July 2nd into the Coweta County Jail. Both were booked on two counts each of the following charges, all of which are Felonies.

False Imprisonment

Aggravated Assault

Possession of Firearm or Knife During Commission of or Attempt to Commit Certain Crimes

They are currently being held without bond.

A quick search of criminal and court records shows Scott has no local criminal charges and Ridley shows only a Dec 2022 arrest in Coweta County for DUI.

The shooting

The shooting occurred around 4 AM Sunday morning at a residence off Bethlehem Church Road just north of Grantville.

E911 received a call from someone at the residence around 4:05 AM stating that someone had been shot. Units with the Coweta County Sheriff’s Office were immediately dispatched to the location. Units with the CCFD were also dispatched and stagged in the area waiting for CCSO to clear the scene.

Dispatch audio sheds a light on the frantic scene as information gained by the 911 dispatcher was evolving drastically and rapidly. At first dispatch reported a female had been shot, within minutes that would change to a male. Other information including if the suspects were still on scene, etc. would change in the few short minutes before the first deputy arrived.

Upon arriving Deputies focused on securing the scene and locating the victim to render AID. Deputies, working with little information, arrived and detained the individuals located at the residence quickly. Having located the victim and secured the scene, CCFD units moved in and began working on stabilizing the victim who had received multiple gun shot wounds.

Once stabilized the shooting victim was transported by ambulance to the Newnan Coweta Airport where the awaiting Life Flight 4 crew then air lifted him to Grady’s trauma center in Atlanta.

Units at the incident location would request a second EMS unit respond to treat an individual with breathing problems, an apparent panic attack.

The scene includes a residence and several detached structures, it’s unknown to us at this time where the shooting occurred, but at least one of the suspects that was detained had gone into the woods behind the property.


At this time the Coweta County Sheriff’s Office hasn’t released any information regarding a possible motive in the incident or the condition of the shooting vicitm.

While we haven’t been able to confirm yet, the charges against the suspects would tend to suggest there were 2 victims and that they were being held against their will.

This is an active investigation. We will update with more information as it becomes available. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Coweta County Sheriff’s Office.

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