West Point police said James Jarrell Barrow, 36, was seen near the railroad tracks on U.S. 29. Officers set a perimeter in the area, found Barrow hiding in brush near the tracks and took him into custody.
He allegedly shot Asa Stean Barrow, 32, during a shootout with a security guard in front of the Old National Discount Mall before escaping in a car.
James Barrow, who faces charges of murder, aggravated assault and aggravated stalking, reportedly has family in Troup County.
He was in Troup County jail today pending the arrival of detectives from the College Park Police Department.
Men robbed while closing business
Two men were robbed at gunpoint as they closed Commotions at 1200 New Franklin Road.
The victims said they were closing the business about 2:30 a.m. Sunday when two armed men approached. The thieves took a bag containing $20 and a Davidson handgun before fleeing.
One of the victims was injured in a fall during the robbery and was treated at West Georgia Medical Center.
In a separate incident at the business, a man told officers he was assaulted and robbed outside the business about 10 p.m. Friday. The victim was approached by two men, who took several items, including a gold diamond bracelet valued at $600.
Anyone with information on either theft was asked to call LaGrange police at (706) 883-2620 or Troup County Crime Stoppers at (706) 812-1000. Residents may also submit an anonymous text to 847411 containing LAGRANGE in the subject line and the tip in the text, or submit online at www.lagrange-ga.org or www.facebook.com/lagrange.police.
— A Smith and Wesson handgun and $110 were among items stolen from Ken’s Electronics at 1733 Whitesville Road. Items were valued at $3,310.
— A LG flat-screen TV valued at $369 was stolen from a residence in the 1100 block of Simmons Street.
— Clothing, a Nintendo GameCube and two pairs of shoes were stolen from a residence in the 100 block of Martha Street. The items were valued at $310.
— A thief stole eight gallons of paint and a black toolbox with tools from a shed in the 200 block of Young’s Mill Road. The items were valued at $300.
— A purse containing IDs and $150 was stolen from a vehicle in the 600 block of Degroat Street. The thief shattered two windows on the vehicle.
— A .380-caliber handgun valued at $200 was stolen from a residence in the 100 block of Wynnwood Drive.
— A LG Straight Talk cell phone and a black T-Mobile cell phone and its charger, both valued at $110, were stolen from under the mattress of a residence in the 900 block of Baldwin Street.
— Guns, a lawnmower, air compressor, TV and DVD player were stolen in a burglary in the 400 block of Costley Road.
— Jewelry valued at $6,000 was stolen from a residence in the 900 block of Old School Road.
— A digital camera, pair of boots, assorted makeup and two bras were stolen in a burglary in the 200 block of Sivell Road.
— A Honda dirt bike valued at $750 was stolen from a residence in the 2300 block of New Hutchinson Mill Road.
— A TV was stolen in a burglary in the 2500 block of Young’s Mill Road.
Troup County sheriff’s deputies arrested Terry Wayne Chatman, 50, and Anthony Scott Chapman, 47, both of New Franklin Road, for allegedly stealing scrap metal from a residence in the 200 block of Hamby Road.
Officer injured during arrest
A LaGrange police officer struck her head on brick steps while trying to catch a suspect in the 600 block of Smoot Street.
Police were called about 2 p.m. Saturday for a reported dispute and found a man on a nearby front porch yelling “I ain’t called the police.” The man continued to yell as he walked back into the house.
As officers walked toward the house, the man came back outside and said officers would have to “come in and get him.”
The man’s mother told officers the person who called 911 was no longer at the residence, but there had been an argument between the man and the mother of his child.
The man calmed down but continued using vulgar language. Officers began to handcuff him, but he moved away quickly, running into an officer, slamming her through the front door and into a group of brick steps.
She was treated at West Georgia Medical Center.
— A woman tried to use a counterfeit $10 bill to pay for items at Family Dollar at 527 S. Greenwood St. She told officers that neighbors gave her the bill to make change.
— A man tried to pay for gasoline at the Shell station at 1403 Hamilton Road with a fake $100 bill. The clerk noticed the bill looked suspicious, held it up to the light and saw where the strip had $5 on it rather than $100. The man asked for the bill back and paid for the gas with a $20 before leaving.
- It is the policy of LaGrange Daily News to print the names of people charged with felonies.