WPD searches for armed robbery suspect
Published 6:53 pm Friday, April 20, 2018
The West Point Police Department is investigating an armed robbery that occurred at a lottery store on 3rd Avenue Friday morning. According to the West Point Police Department press release, a man entered The Lotto Store, produced a firearm and demanded money from the clerk.
After receiving an undetermined amount of money, the man fled in the direction of the Alabama-Georgia Stateline on 4th Avenue, according to the press release.
The suspect is described as African American and 5-foot 8-inches in height. The suspect is described as having a medium build, according to the press release.
The suspect was wearing tan pants, a black shirt and a black mask/hoodie, according to the press release.
The suspect is considered armed and dangerous, according to the press release.
Anyone with information on the suspect or the armed robbery is encouraged to call the WPPD at (706) 645-3525 or (706) 645-3548, or the Troup County Crime Stoppers at (706) 812-1000.
Robbery on Blake Street
A man was allegedly robbed at gun point at the 200 block of Blake Street Wednesday. According to the police report, the man walked into his backyard after hearing something around 1:50 a.m. The man told police an unknown person held a gun to the back of his head, and he gave the suspect his wallet.
Man arrested for warrant, suspected methamphetamine
A man who was arrested for an active warrant allegedly attempted to hide suspected methamphetamine in his boots while in a police car Thursday. According to the police report, Jeffery Johnson, 18, was a passenger in a vehicle that was stopped and gave police the name Jason Johnson.
Police ran the name, and it came back with an active warrant for failure to appear. Once arrested, Johnson told police his real name, and that also came back with an active warrant for failure to appear, according to the police report.
When the officer arrived at Troup County Jail with Johnson, he noticed Johnson had removed his boots and his hands were now at his front. Johnson told police his feet hurt, according to the police report.
After processing Johnson, the officer reviewed video footage from his vehicle, which showed him maneuvering his hand to the front of his body and removing his boots. Johnson removed the sole of the left boot and looked like he was concealing something, according to the police report.
The Troup County Sheriff’s Office booking officer removed the sole from Johnson’s boot and found three bags containing suspected methamphetamine, according to the police report.
According to the Troup County Jail arrest/release report, Johnson is charged with failure to appear, obstruction, tampering with evidence, crossing guard lines with weapons, intoxicants, drugs, amphetamine sale/possession with intent to distribute and returned by bondsman. His bond is $13,000.
All information in this report is gathered from official law enforcement and public safety reports and releases.