Second suspect sought in alleged Troup County kidnapping

Published 12:00 am Friday, September 4, 2015

By Melanie Ruberti



TROUP COUNTY — A second man is wanted by investigators with the Troup County Sheriff’s Office in an alleged kidnapping on Aug. 25 in the eastern part of the county.

Investigators announced Thursday they are looking for Eddie Charles Johnson Jr., 32, of LaGrange.

According to a press release, the Troup County Sheriff’s Office has taken arrest warrants out for Johnson charging him with armed robbery, kidnapping and aggravated battery.

Investigators believe Johnson and Aaron Creed, 29, allegedly kidnapped one person at gunpoint and pistol whipped another victim during an armed robbery.

One of the victims sustained broken facial bones, according to a TCSO report.

Creed was quickly arrested and is being held in the Troup County Jail charged with armed robbery and aggravated battery.

Investigators said Johnson is also wanted by LaGrange police for aggravated assault and is considered armed and dangerous.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call Troup County investigators at 706-883-1616, LaGrange police at 706-883-2603 or Troup County Crime Stoppers anonymously at 706-812-1000.

Melanie Ruberti is a reporter at LaGrange Daily News. She may be reached at 706-884-7311, ext. 2156.