Newnan man beaten, robbed by six to eight men

by Wes Mayer

A Newnan man told police officers he was robbed of around $500 in cash after he was beaten by six to eight men early Thursday morning.

Just after 1 a.m., Newnan Police Department officers Chad Wallace and Kyle LaChance responded to Central Avenue off Boone Drive to check on the robbery victim. While en route, 911 dispatchers told officers the suspects may be walking up Lovelace Street, and according to Wallace, he saw six men walking on Lovelace Street. He instructed them to stop and sit on the curb.

The six men stopped, and Wallace told them about the suspected robbery nearby. He then asked if he could pat down the men, which he did, but none of them had $500 in cash in their possession. The men all claimed they just met up from different locations and were only talking. They were later released.

LaChance met with the victim who had visible injuries to his face, and he found the victim was intoxicated. The victim told LaChance he was jumped and his wallet was stolen, but he could not describe the suspects. Emergency medical units arrived on scene, but the victim was not cooperative, and he refused all medical treatment.

The witness who called 911 told LaChance she was inside her home when she heard the fight and looked out to see eight men beating up the victim. She could only identify two of them as “Lil’ Will,” and “Lil’ Jay.”

After searching the area, authorities found the victim’s empty wallet on his front porch, and it was returned to him, Wallace said.

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