Retaliation Threats Made Over Murder

LaGrange Police are investigation an incident where a local man allegedly threatened to kill a woman he believed to have been involved with the recent drive-by shootings that led to the death of Daven Tucker.

Thursday night about 8:24 p.m., officers with the LaGrange Police Department responded to South Bernard Avenue in reference to reports of death threats.

Police arrived and made contact with the female complainant, who stated that the father of her child had made threats to shoot her cousin while she was staying at her residence.

The complainant explained that this was all regarding the recent drive-by shootings at Granger Park and Newnan Street. She stated he believes her cousin had been the driver for both incidents and he blamed her for the murder of Tucker.

Police spoke to the cousin, who said that the subject had threatened to ‘air her out’, to which she took to mean that he intended to shoot her.

The unnamed cousin explained that she was actually on the scene at the time of the Granger Park shooting and had spoken extensively to a LaGrange Police Detective, who she stated had ruled her out as a possible suspect. She stated despite this, the subject still believes she was involved and has since made threats to retaliate.

Neither of the females stated the subject making the threats was gang affiliated, but both stated he regularly associates with dangerous people, who they were unable or unwilling to specifically identify.

Police relocated to Mallard Lake Apartments and attempted to make contact with the subject who allegedly made the threats, but were only able to speak with his new girlfriend.

Officers advised her to inform him that his threats could lead to criminal charges. Police also advised her to tell him that the female he allegedly threatened had been investigated and was found to have not been involved in either shooting.

LaGrange Police have already charged two suspects with the December 17 murder of Daven Tucker. Valley Police arrested 21-year-old Coty Green, of LaGrange, and 18-year-old Charles Loveless, of West Point, at the Red Roof Inn in Valley, AL the morning after the shooting.

Both Green and Lovelace are currently being held at the Troup County Jail where they were denied bond.

Understanding that the subject was justifiably upset at a friend being murdered, officers left a phone number so he could talk with them about the incident if he so desired.

Due to the nature of the incident and the lack of any charges being filed, the names of the subjects involved are being withheld at this time.

This incident, along with both the Newnan Street shooting and Granger Park shooting are still under investigation.

If anyone has any further information about these incidents, please contact the LaGrange Police Department at 706-883-2603 or Troup County Crime Stoppers at 706-812-1000, or text an anonymous tip to 274637, keyword “LAGRANGE.” Anonymous tips can also be submitted online at www.lagrangega. org.

Information leading to the arrest of wanted suspects in serious incidents such as this is often eligible for a substantial cash reward.

Tommy Murphy Staff Writer