NEWNAN, Ga. (AP) --
Coweta County officials have charged a man with several counts of burglary and believe he may have forced his 11-year-old child to help him steal items from people's homes.
Thirty-eight-year-old James "Jamie" Frank Jordan the Third, of
Moreland, is charged with 15 counts of burglary, four felony thefts
and four counts of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
He's also charged with 15 counts of cruelty to children and one
count of cruelty to animals.
Coweta County sheriff's investigators believe his child was
being forced to participate in burglaries for the past four years
and not getting any schooling.
Authorities say the child and three siblings have been placed
with family members.
They count firearms, jewelry and even live animals among the
items allegedly stolen.