A Hogansville man was shot twice during a robbery allegedly setup by a 16-year-old friend Saturday night.
Thomas Staley, 20, of Corinth Road was shot in the hand and shoulder after several men held him up in a vehicle and took cash from him, said LaGrange police Capt. Dale Strickland. Staley was a passenger in the car driven by Steven Shattuck, 16, of North Brooks Road when they stopped on Ash Street near Park Avenue.
“They stopped, and as soon as they stopped, the guys approached,” Strickland said.
Shattuck drove Staley to the hospital after he was shot, but investigators found inconsistencies and that pieces of his story didn’t add up, Strickland said.
“We determined that (Shattuck) was involved in the planning of the robbery,” he said.
Shattuck was arrested and charged as an adult early Sunday in the armed robbery. Investigators believe that he planned with Quintavious Jamal Delaney, 18, of Elm Street to rob Staley. Officers arrested Delaney on Elm Street later that day.
Delaney is accused of being one of the men directly involved in the robbery and shooting, and police are seeking the other suspects that helped him.
Anyone with additional information was asked to contact the LaGrange Police Department at 706-883-2603 or Troup County Crime Stoppers at 706-812-1000, or text an anonymous tip to 274-637, keyword “LAGRANGE.” Tips also can be submitted online at www.lagrangega.org or www.facebook.com/lagrange.police.