Suspect in Lexington Park Drive homicide extradited to Troup County
A sixth suspect has been arrested in a June homicide that took place on Lexington Park Drive in LaGrange.
Antony O’Neal was arrested in Mississippi last week, according to LaGrange Police Department Sgt. Robert Kirby. O’Neal was extradited to Troup County and booked into the Troup County Jail on Sunday, according to jail records. O’Neal was charged with murder-gun and three charges of conspiracy to commit a crime (felony).
“There were victims of a robbery and aggravated assault and hopefully this will give them some closure,” Kirby said.
O’Neal was the final suspect in a June 27 armed robbery attempt that went wrong and resulted in the death of a Columbus, Mississippi man. According to investigators, the armed robbery was a result of four men from Columbus, Mississippi traveling to LaGrange and staging a scene to make it seem like they were working on a car.
When two local store owners drove past, the suspects ambushed their vehicle and fired guns at them. The three victims in the vehicle received minor wounds. One had a cut to his foot, but the other two were not injured.
However, Javontay Carr of Columbus, Mississippi was killed in the crossfire. According to investigators, Carr was one of the suspects in the armed robbery attempt but got between others shooting at the car and was killed. The investigation following the shooting led investigators to Columbus, Mississippi, where they interviewed several people allegedly involved.
According to a previous LPD press release, Malcolm Jamal Holloway, of LaGrange, and Sellus Culvin, Anthony Morris and Christopher Jacobs, all of Columbus, Mississippi, were arrested in June and charged with one count of felony murder. Culvin, Morris and Jacobs were also charged with three counts of criminal attempt murder, according to the press release.
According to previous information from the LPD, investigators determined that Holloway allegedly helped plan the armed robbery attempt but did not take part.
Pam Barker of Columbus, Mississippi, was also arrested and charged with tampering with evidence in connection to the case, according to previous reports. Barker allegedly had the vehicle used in the armed robbery repaired, according to investigators.
O’Neal had been identified as a suspect in the case in June 2018.
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