GBI, Hogansville police name suspect in Oak Street murder

Published 10:18 pm Tuesday, November 16, 2021

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation and Hogansville Police Department have named a suspect from a murder that occurred Friday in Hogansville.

The suspect has been identified as Jearecki Evans, 36. Evans is described as a 5-foot-6 Black male who weighs approximately 200 pounds.

Evans is wanted for the murder of Lorocco Anquaylan Boyd, a 42-year-old Hogansville native who was shot outside his home on Oak Street. In a press conference Wednesday, Hogansville Police Cheif Jeff Sheppard was unable to provide the relationship between Evans and Boyd or a possible motive.

Officers with the HPD responded to calls of shots fired on Oak Street at noon Friday, Nov. 12 where they found Boyd lying on the ground. Officers attempted to revive Boyd, Sheppard said. Troup County Sherriff’s office arrived on scene to assist with ground control and the HPD contacted the GBI to assist with the investigation. By 12:30 p.m., Boyd was pronounced dead and the Troup County Coroner’s Office was called on scene. Hogansville Elementary School was placed on a soft lock-down at that time due to the close proximity between the school and the crime scene.

During its investigation, the GBI identified several witnesses who were able to identify Evans as the shooter and the driver of the green, 2000s Honda he had been seen in. The GBI, with the assistance of the Carrolton Police Department, were later able to take custody of the vehicle.

Evans is wanted for felony murder and should be considered armed and dangerous, according to GBI. His current whereabouts are unknown.

Anyone with information is asked to please call GBI Region 2 Field Office at 706-565-7888 and/or Sgt. Marcus Rakestraw at Hogansville Police Department at 706-637-6648.

Anonymous tips can be made via the GBI Tip line at 1-800-597-8477 or website: https://investigative-gbi.georgia.gov/gbi-tip-line.