LaGrange gas station robbed at gunpoint

Published 12:00 am Monday, January 18, 2016

Public Safety Reports

By Melanie Ruberti

LaGrange police continue to search for a suspect who robbed the Marathon Gas Station at 1740 Lafayette Parkway about 11:30 p.m. Sunday.

Officers said the store clerk told them a black male walked into the store, pulled a out gun and demanded money.

According to the clerk, after he gave the suspect an undisclosed amount of cash the male walked out of the store.

The suspect is described as a black male, wearing a red baseball cap, glasses and a blue Gap sweatshirt.

Anyone with information is asked to call the LaGrange Police Department at 706-883-2603 or Troup County Crime Stoppers at 706-812-1000.


LaGrange police responded to West Georgia Medical Center about 2 p.m. Monday after staff told them they were treating a man injured in a fight.

The victim told officers he was walking on Bell Street near Whitesville Road to see some family members, when a red Chrysler 300 pulled up beside him.

The man told police three unknown black males jumped out of the car and started beating him.

He said once the suspects were finished, they re-entered their vehicle and left the area.

According to the police report, the victim had a laceration on his forehead and scuff marks on his forearms.

Officers said the victim became uncooperative with police when they asked him for the address of the relatives he said he was going to visit.

The case is under investigation.

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.

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