LaGrange Police search for murder suspect

Published 4:19 pm Monday, February 1, 2021

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The LaGrange Police Department has secured warrants for the arrest of Calvin Demond Sanders in connection with the Jan. 17 murder of Deandre Rashad Cotton.

Sanders, 32, of LaGrange, is wanted in connection with the murder of Cotton and the shooting of another man, who was shot and airlifted to the hospital.

Anyone with information about the location of Sanders is asked to contact LPD at (706) 883-2603 or Troup County Crime Stoppers at (706) 812-1000.

Cotton, 27 was found dead with a gunshot wound to the head on the front porch of a residence at 115 Wright Street. The other victim, a 28-year-old man, was shot multiple times, but survived and was released from the hospital after a day or two, said LPD Det. John Slonaker

Slonaker would not disclose the motive but said the incident was the result of a personal dispute that unfolded at the house and said it was not pre-meditated.