Victim robbed, choked in Newnan incident

by Wes Mayer

A Grantville man was robbed by two other men Sunday at an apartment complex in Newnan, and one of the suspects choked the victim until he passed out, according to authorities.

Around 4:20 p.m., Officer Scott Kilgore with the Newnan Police Department responded to the Eastgate Apartments on 11 Dowdell St. in reference to a theft. There, he met with the victim, who was able to tell Kilgore what happened and to identify the suspects.

According to the victim, just after a 5-year-old asked him for a dollar to buy a drink and the victim handed the boy a dollar, one of the suspects, named Mon Tucker, grabbed him from behind and began choking him, Kilgore said. While the victim struggled, the other suspect, Marcus McGill, began rummaging through the victim’s pockets and stole about $120 in cash. The victim then passed out, he told Kilgore.

The victim told Kilgore he was actually smoking cigarettes with Mon and Marcus in front of the apartment before the incident. The attack was unprovoked and unexpected.

Kilgore then accessed his computer to search for Tucker and McGill, and photos popped up with the two names – Armon Assante Tucker, 19, and LaMarcus DuJuan McGill, 20. Kilgore showed the photos to the victim, and he quickly identified them as his attackers.

The victim was transported to the Newnan Police Department to speak to Sgt. Vansant. Charges are pending against Tucker and McGill.



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