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Suspect arrested in connection with 2012 kidnapping, burglary

Steena Hymes shymes@civitasmedia.com

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LaGrange police Tuesday arrested Aquavious McFarland, 19, on burglary and kidnapping charges related to an August 2012 crime.


According to police, on Aug. 5, 2012, police responded to a report of an armed robbery and aggravated assault on Kwang Lee and Jong Choi. Two men robbed them at gunpoint, forced them to drive to an abandoned mill in the 700 block of Greenville Street, police said.


According to the report, the driver was forced to pull to the back of the parking lot near the train tracks, where the suspects threatened to shoot him and told him to get on the ground. As one suspect started to get out of the car, one of the victims slammed the suspect’s arm in the door, a gun discharged and the bullet grazed the victim with gun powder residue burning his bicep. Both suspects fled the scene with the car.


Physical evidence was collected at the scene and submitted to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation Crime Lab in Atlanta for testing in 2012. The arrest occurred after DNA matched McFarland. According to police, he was arrested and charged with armed robbery, kidnapping, aggravated assault and burglary. The arrest was made at the state felony probation office in LaGrange after he reported for a meeting with his probation officer.

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