LaGrange Police announced Wednesday a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of an area man wanted in connection with a murder.
Devonte Cortez Thorpe has an active arrest warrant for allegedly stealing a dark gray Chevrolet Impala, license plate number PRA5337, that belonged to a victim of a fatal assault that occurred Sunday on Dawn Drive near Chip’s Way, according to police.
DeJerius Hardnett, 20, of Callaway Avenue, died at Atlanta’s Grady Memorial Hospital, a level I trama center, after being life flighted there by helicopter. Grady is widely known for its ability to treat victims of particularly heinous attacks, including gunshots and stabbings. Police would not say at this time if a weapon was used in the assault.
Police on Tuesday released surveillence footage of the suspect, Thorpe, using social media. He is described as a 6-feet tall African-American male.
Anyone with information about Thorpe’s whereabouts is urged to contact police immediately. Investigators may be reached by calling LPD at (706) 883-2603 and anonymous tips may be submitted through Troup County Crime Stoppers at (706) 812-1000. Text anonymous tips to 274637 (“Crimes”) using the keyword “LAGRANGE”.