South Fulton County

Georgia senate candidate arrested for breaking into own home after eviction

CITY OF SOUTH FULTON — A Georgia senate candidate has been arrested after breaking into her own home after she was evicted, City of South Fulton police said.

Police said Linda Pritchett was evicted from her home, then broke in and moved back in.

She has been charged with burglary.


Pritchett told police she thought the eviction was improper. The CDC has put a moratorium on evictions until the end of the year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The ban only applies to people who have faced financial hardship. Evictions for other reasons are allowed to proceed. It’s unclear why Pritchett was evicted.

Pritchett is running to represent District 39 in a special Democratic primary on Nov. 3. The seat was vacated by Nikema Williams, who is running to fill Rep. John Lewis’ seat representing Georgia’s 5th Congressional District.

Pritchett sent Channel 2 Action News this statement:

“You can let viewers know that regardless of what’s being reported the truth is we are locked out during COVID and prevented from getting all our belongings and our pet is in there and we don’t know his condition.”

You can only have good government if you elect good people that will get the job done! If you want people over politics vote for me!

Posted by The Committee to Elect Linda Pritchett on Friday, September 4, 2020