Two teenagers were arrested Wednesday after allegedly stealing a Troup County Sheriff deputy’s gun and firing it on Fulton Street.
After hearing shots on Fulton Street about 3 a.m. Wednesday, LaGrange police stopped a vehicle occupied by Davon Osborn, 17, of Mallory Drive, Corey Perkins, 17, of Jefferson Street and a juvenile, whose name was withheld because of his age.
Inside the vehicle, police found a Remington 870 Police Magnum shotgun. Officers said Osborn and the juvenile admitted to firing the gun and were charged with reckless conduct.
Officers later found the gun was stolen from a deputy’s patrol vehicle while it was parked off North Davis Road earlier in the night. The two agencies investigated, and found the suspects allegedly broke into the patrol vehicle to steal the gun, shooting it at a train off Fulton Street, and linked them to other burglaries of vehicles and businesses in the city and county in the Lafayette Parkway area, said Sheriff’s Capt. Mike Caldwell.
After the investigation, Osborn and Perkins were charged by LPD with four counts of entering autos, one burglary and one count of interference of government property. TCSO charged Osborn with burglary, entering an auto and trespassing.
Anyone with additional information was asked to contact LaGrange police at 706-883-2603, Troup County Crime Stoppers at 706-812-1000 or text an anonymous tip to 847411, keyword “LAGRANGE.” Tips also may be submitted online at facebook.com/lagrangepolicedept.