LaGrange police released warrants Tuesday for Devonte Cortez Thorpe after investigations linked the suspect to a 20-year-old homicide victim who was fatally assaulted Sunday afternoon, according to a release.
Dejerius Hardnett was assaulted on Dawns Drive around 2:35 p.m. He was pronounced dead after he was airlifted to Grady Memorial Hospital, according to the release.
The releases did not detail how police believe Thorpe is connected to Hardnett's death. He is also wanted in connection with an unknown number of car thefts. Anyone with information about the case should contact the LaGrange Police Department at (706) 883-2603 or the Troup County Crime Stoppers at (706) 812-1000. Anonymous tips can also be sent to 888777 with the keyword "LAGRANGE PD" or to the department's Facebook.