Troup deputies charge 2 in burglaries

Published 12:00 am Friday, November 13, 2015

Investigators search for third suspect

By Melanie Ruberti



LaGRANGE — Investigators with the Troup County Sheriff’s Office announced Friday they arrested two men for allegedly burglarizing several businesses around the county.

Joshua Harrington, 17, and Eric Downs, 22, both from Troup County were charged with three counts of burglary in the second degree, according to a press release issued by the sheriff’s office.

Investigators stated Harrington was also charged with felony escape and obstruction of officers after he fled from them while in custody. Deputies said the teen was quickly captured.

According to the sheriff’s office, Downs was already on felony probation at the time of his arrest.

Investigators also said they are searching for a third suspect, Trevor Norris, 22, also of Troup County.

Anyone with information about his location is asked to call the Troup County Sheriff’s Office at 706-883-1616 or Crime Stoppers at 706-812-1000.

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