Newnan robbery suspect surrenders to authorities

by Wes Mayer

One of the two men suspected of choking a Grantville man into passing out and then robbing him in an incident at a Newnan apartment complex turned himself in to the Coweta County Jail on Tuesday.

According to jail booking records, Armon Assante Tucker, 19, was charged with counts of robbery, aggravated assault, failure to appear in court and violation of probation. Tucker was one of two men suspected of robbing a man in Newnan on June 22, and, according to the victim, “Mon Tucker” was the one who grabbed him from behind and began choking him.

That afternoon, Officer Scott Kilgore with the Newnan Police Department responded to the Eastgate Apartments on 11 Dowdell St. to check on a theft. There, he met with the victim, who identified the suspects, Tucker and another man, LuMarcus DuJuan McGill, 20. McGill was arrested on June 23 and was charged with driving without a license and driving with an expired tag.

According to the victim, just after a 5-year-old child asked him for a dollar to buy a drink and the victim handed the boy a dollar, one of the suspects, Tucker, grabbed the man from behind and began choking him, Kilgore said. While the victim struggled, the other suspect, 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 smoking cigarettes with Mon and Marcus in front of the apartment before the incident, and the attack was both unprovoked and unexpected. Kilgore then accessed his computer to search for Tucker and McGill, and photos popped up with the two names. Kilgore showed the photos to the victim, who quickly identified them as his attackers.

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