Troup County Sheriff’s Deputies are looking for a man accused of robbing and severely beating a family member, leaving him for dead.
Early Thursday morning Troup County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a home on Wood Valley Drive in South Troup County in reference to a welfare check.
Deputies were called to the residence to check on a man after those familiar with him had not heard from him in a several days.
Sheriff’s Deputies arrived and entered the home to find the man had been severely beaten and robbed.
Investigators say the victim was tied up and beaten with what they believe to be a sledge hammer. The victim had a massive crack on the front of his skull, consistent with being hit in the head with a hammer. A sledge hammer was also recovered from the scene and taken into evidence.
The victim was quickly airlifted to a Columbus regional trauma center for emergency treatment for extreme head and facial injuries.
Investigators say the victim was left for dead and he could have easily have died from the injuries sustained in the incident.
Sheriff’s Investigators were later able to determine the attack and robbery occurred two days prior on Tuesday. The victim was in such bad shape that he couldn’t leave the residence and the suspect took his phone so he couldn’t call for help.
Authorities have since identified the suspected assailant as Allen Buck Moon, age 56, of Valdosta, GA. Deputies say that Moon is a close relative of the victim and he has been involved in multiple other violent crimes.
Warrants have since been issued for the arrest for Armed Robbery, but additional charges are expected to follow.
Sheriff’s Investigators are still looking for Moon, but they say it is possible that he may have fled the area.
Deputies advised that Moon should be considered armed and dangerous.
If anyone has any further information on this incident or the whereabouts of Moon, please contact Troup County Sheriff’s Investigators at 706-883-1616 or leave an anonymous tip with the Troup County Crime Stoppers at 706-812-1000.
Information leading to the arrest of wanted suspects in serious incidents such as this are often eligible for a substantial cash reward.
Tommy Murphy Staff Writer