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.



More Local

Paramount Hospitality wins 2015 Small Business Award

Paramount Hospitality won the 2015 Small Business Award from the Newnan-Coweta Chamber of Commerce. The chamber has hosted the awards cerem ... Read More



John Winters

Why we named a witness

There has been a lot of outrage and indignation over our publishing the name of a high school student who notified authorities that another ... Read More


Local gas cheaper than nat’l average

Gasoline prices in Coweta fell below the national average this week. The average price of gas in Coweta is $2.44 per gallon, compared to the ... Read More


UPDATE

Results pending in dead infant case

Authorities with the Coweta County Sheriff’s Office and the District Attorney’s office are still awaiting results from the Georg ... Read More

Recognition Program

Vietnam veterans can sign up at Newnan game

Vietnam veterans can sign up for a statewide program honoring them at Newnan High School’s season opener tonight. The game starts at 7 ... Read More