Campaign Coverage 2020

State Senate hopeful charged in home break-in after eviction

SOUTH FULTON, Ga. — A news report says a candidate for the Georgia Senate was arrested for breaking into her foreclosed home after being evicted. Linda Pritchett tells The Atlanta Journal-Constitution she never should have been evicted in the first place. Pritchett was arrested at the home in South Fulton on Sept. 4 and charged with first-degree burglary, obstructing an officer and criminal property damage. Pritchett is running in a special Democratic primary on Nov. 3 to replace Sen. Nikema Williams, an Atlanta Democrat running for Congress. Senate District 39 covers parts of Fulton County. Pritchett says she was “maliciously prosecuted and charged excessively.” She says the house was wrongfully foreclosed, pointing to a 2018 lawsuit.

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