Suspect in ax attack still on run

Published 12:00 am Monday, August 22, 2016

LaGRANGE — Investigators with the Troup County Sheriff’s Office continue their search for a 31-year-old Hogansville man accused of attacking another man with an ax.

Cy Lamar Carson has been on the run since Aug. 15, after he went to the victim’s home in the 100 block of Teaver Road, investigators stated.

Carson allegedly met the victim outside, attacked him several times with a hand ax, jumped back in his vehicle and ran over the man before speeding away from the area, according to TCSO.

The victim, who has not been identified, suffered a deep skull fracture, partially severed ear and numerous lacerations from the assault, said investigators. He remains in an Atlanta area hospital recovering from his injuries.

While investigating the attack, deputies learned Carson also allegedly stole a 2003 Nissan Maxima from Hogansville.

Carson is charged aggravated battery, aggravated assault with a motor vehicle and felony theft of a vehicle.

Anyone with information on Carson’s whereabouts was asked to contact the Troup County Sheriff’s Office at 706-883-1616 or Troup County Crime Stoppers at 706-812-1000. Callers can remain anonymous.


By Melanie Ruberti

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