A LaGrange homicide suspect wanted for fatally assaulting a 20-year-old man was last seen driving a a dark charcoal gray 2011 Chevy Impala in Columbus Tuesday, according to a news release.
Dejerius Hardnett was assaulted on Dawns Drive around 2:35 p.m., Sunday. He was pronounced dead after he was airlifted to Grady Memorial Hospital, according to the release.
LaGrange police released warrants for Devonte Cortez Thorpe's arrest Tuesday after investigations connected him to the crime. He is described as a 6-foot black man and was last seen wearing a red shirt in surveillance footage captured at an unnamed business.
The release 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.
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A $1,000 reward has been offered for anyone with information leading to Thorpe's arrest. Those with information 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.