Armed man robs LaGrange barber shop

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, September 29, 2015

By Tyler H. Jones

A masked man brandishing a gun robbed a barber shop off Hogansville Road on Monday just before 1:30 p.m.

An unknown man entered the Razor Cuts Barber Shop, 39 Thornton St. in LaGrange, and took several personal property items and an undetermined amount of money, according to a press release from LaGrange police.

The man was still at large this morning and police have not released a description of the suspect, other than that he was an African-American man wearing a red covering over his face.

Anyone who may have information about this — or any crime — is urged to contact the LaGrange Police Department by calling 706-883-2603 or submit tips anonymously to Troup County Crime Stoppers by calling 706-812-1000.

‘Bozo’ strikes woman

A woman declined to prosecute a man after he allegedly hit her in the face during an argument on Elm Street on Monday night.

Police responded to the 1500 block of Elm Street after the woman called 911, but found witnesses unwilling to cooperate, according to a police report.

The woman said the man, whom she knew only as “Bozo,” struck her in the face and fled the area after the altercation. A witness separated the two after the fight broke out.

The officer photographed the woman and issued her a case card.

Man cited for drunkenness

A minor was cited for underage consumption of alcohol Monday morning after a LaGrange police officer spotted him walking down Lafayette Parkway shortly after 2 a.m.

The officer stated in his report that he stopped to check on the man and could smell alcohol on the man’s breath. The 20 year old allegedly admitted to drinking and submitted to a test; he blew a 0.04 blood alcohol level, the report states.

The officer cited the man and transported him to his home.

All information in this report is gathered from official law enforcement and public safety reports and releases. It is the policy of the Daily News to list the names of people charged with felonies.

Tyler H. Jones is a reporter at LaGrange Daily News. He may be reached at 706-884-7311, ext. 2155.