Man robbed at gunpoint

Published 12:00 am Friday, July 22, 2016

Investigators with the LaGrange Police Department are searching for two suspects who allegedly robbed a man at gunpoint about 1:30 a.m. Friday while he was sitting on his porch in the 400 block of Milam Street.

The victim was sitting in a chair in his backyard when two males with white T-shirts over their faces approached him, said investigators. Both robbers each pulled out a handgun and demanded the victim give them his wallet.

The victim complied and handed over his wallet, said LaGrange police. The suspects then ran toward West Crovat Street.

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

Shooters sentenced to jail

Two men accused of shooting 10 people inside the Hill Haven Event Center, formerly known as Club CJ’s, at 1140 Hill Haven Road in Greenville in September have been sentenced to time in jail.

Tommie Latroy Thornton, 22, of LaGrange, was charged with four counts of aggravated assault and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime. He was sentenced to 10 years to serve five in jail, said the Meriwether County Sheriff’s Office.

Demarcus Norman, 27, of LaGrange, was charged with 10 counts of aggravated assault, possession or transfer of a firearm by a convicted felon, interference with government property and conspiracy to commit a felony. He was given a net sentence of 20 years to serve 10 in prison, plus an additional five years on probation, said the MCSO.

Ten people were wounded in the shooting.

Public Safety Reports

By Melanie Ruberti

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