Man arrested after threatening to shoot other man

Published 5:22 pm Monday, November 8, 2021

A LaGrange man was arrested Saturday night after allegedly pulling a gun on another man and threatening to shoot him over a money dispute.

According to the LaGrange Police Department, the man, Jonathan Lamar Harris, 31, was charged with criminal attempt armed robbery and possession of a firearm during the commission of certain crimes. During the course of the investigation, Harris was also found to be in possession of suspected M.D.M.A., (Ecstasy) and was charged with possession of a schedule 1 narcotic.

On Saturday, officers with the LPD were dispatched to 1054 Mason Street in reference to an armed robbery. Officers arrived on scene and made contact with Harris and the victim, a 29-year-old male. The victim indicated he was with Harris and others at 1209 Lindsey Street when Harris told him that he wanted to collect the money that he loaned him in the past.

The victim indicated he has never borrowed money from Harris and a verbal argument occurred. Harris allegedly pulled a gun on the victim and demanded the money back. The victim indicated he would get him the money and they got into a vehicle and ended up at 1054 Mason Street where he was able to contact the police for help.

Harris was detained and the Criminal Investigations Section was notified. Upon further investigation, detectives were able to confirm Harris was attempting to get money from Simmons by brandishing a firearm and making threats to shoot the victim if he did not pay him back.

If anyone has any information about this incident please contact the LaGrange Police Department at 706 883-2603 or Troup County Crime Stoppers at 706 812-1000.