Man robbed at gunpoint

Published 12:00 am Monday, April 11, 2016

Public Safety Reports

By Melanie Ruberti


LaGrange police investigators are looking for a suspect who robbed a man at gunpoint Friday just after 7 p.m. near the intersection of Ridge and Alford streets.

According to the victim, the unidentified male suspect approached him while walking on Ridge Street.

The victim told police the man then produced a handgun, hit him in the face and head and took his wallet, which contained an undisclosed amount of money.

Investigators said the victim was taken to Wellstar West Georgia Medical Center for minor injuries.

LaGrange police describe the alleged suspect as an African-American male, 18 to 20 years old, about 6 feet tall and 150 pounds.

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

TCSO arrests alleged car thief

Patrol deputies with the Troup County Sheriff’s Office arrested one man Thursday after being asked to look out for a stolen 2015 Chevrolet Camaro from Atlanta.

Deputies spotted the vehicle in the southbound lanes of Interstate 85 and stopped it near mile marker 12, said investigators.

The driver of the Camaro was identified as Allen Jerel McCampbell, 33, of Selma, Alabama.

Investigators determined the car was stolen a few days earlier in the Atlanta area.

TCSO officials said McCampbell gave investigators no reasonable explanation as to why he had the car.

McCampbell was arrested and charged with felony theft by receiving stolen property.

TCSO investigators are working with detectives with the Atlanta Police Department on this incident.

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.

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