One of the victims said they were approached about 10:30 p.m. Friday by about 15 males, some armed with handguns, who stole a wallet containing $75. The victims confronted the robbers at Carmike Cinemas on Main Street, then they all wound up at the Checkers parking lot on Vernon Street, where another fight ensued before the robbers fled when police arrived.
Rafael Burks, 22, of Burks Street was struck by a car on the right side and leg about 3 a.m. Sunday while walking on Dallis Street. Burks told police he had been at a party on Park Avenue where several fights had occurred, and he was intentionally hit by the car. He was treated at West Georgia Medical Center and released.
— Alford Moss, 30, of Pine Mountain and three juveniles were arrested after police allegedly saw them using a crow bar in an effort to break into Southside Package Store at 1200 Hamilton St. about 1:30 a.m. Sunday. They were charged with attempted burglary and possession of burglary tools. Moss also was charged with public drunkenness, resisting arrest and three counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
— Terrance D. Drew, 21, of West Point was arrested by West Point police on four counts of aggravated assault and four counts of attempted armed robbery.
— A 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe was stolen Sunday at the National Guard Armory at 205 Young’s Mill Road.
— Burglars tore off the right side of a shed in the 600 block of South Lee Street and stole a TV, children’s clothing, a radio/ cassette player, girl’s bicycle and two tires from another bike. The items were valued at $500.
Fire destroys pleasure boat
A pleasure boat went up in flames at Holiday Campground on Roanoke Road, but there were no injuries.
The only person on board, Richard Decker, 46, of Griffin, heard an explosion under the motor cover about 2:15 p.m. Saturday after he launched the 1995 Ski Centurion. A fire erupted and he abandoned the vessel, which was towed to shore, where Troup County firefighters extinguished the flames.
The boat was valued at $8,000.
Troup County firefighters went to two grass fires Saturday at the same location, first at 10:59 a.m. and then at 1:58 p.m. The fires behind Dicky Jeter’s home at 303 Rosemont Road damaged more than an acre in a field and wooded area. The cause was undetermined, but there had been lightning in the area Thursday and the fire may have been smoldering since then, said Lt. Roy Cadenhead.
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