Local business founder arrested

Published 6:37 pm Monday, December 30, 2019

The founder of Cofield Comfort Systems, Luther Cofield, was arrested by the Troup County Sheriff’s Office Sunday morning at approximately 12:34 a.m. for simple battery. 

According to the Cofield Comfort Systems website, Cofield founded the business in 1983.

According to a press release from TCSO, officers arrived to the Cofield home after receiving a phone call from his wife stating that he had been drinking all night long, and that he had hit her in the face. 

After further investigation and speaking to the victim, deputies spoke with Cofield and explained that he was going to be arrested for simple battery, family violence act. According to the press release, as deputies were escorting him out of the bedroom to place him under arrest he began to struggle and elbowed a deputy in the face. At that point, Cofield was further restrained by the deputies, and he was placed in handcuffs and removed from the residence and placed in a patrol car without any further incident.

Cofield was transported to the Troup County Jail and charged with two counts of simple battery (FVA) and one count of simple battery on a police officer.