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Felony Parolee Accused Of Beating Wife In Gun Incident

A three-time felony parolee is back behind bars after a violent incident where he allegedly beat his wife and pulled a gun on her and her brother.

Thursday morning about 9:30 a.m., Detectives with the LaGrange Police Department met with Troup County Sheriff’s Investigators in reference to evidence uncovered in a county case.

Sheriff’s Investigators advised police that while conducting an investigation they received information about an incident that allegedly occurred on Colquitt Street within the City of LaGrange. Deputies had interviewed a female for an incident and learned that she had been attacked and threatened with a firearm by her husband in the city.

Police first interviewed the brother of the initial victim, who was also involved and he advised that the whole altercation started on March 12, when his sister came to his home with both her eyes swollen and bruises covering her body. She told the brother that her husband, Jacoby Ramon Futch, had just beaten her and pointed a handgun at her.

The brother stated then called Futch and confronted him about his sister’s face being bruised up. An argument then ensued over the phone and Futch began asking him if he wanted to fight. The two then continued to argue over the phone, until Futch ultimately hung up.

Shortly afterwards, Futch arrived at the Colquitt Street home and began yelling into the residence from the yard, demanding people come outside and fight. The brother stated he then walked outside with some friends and Futch pulled a handgun on him. Futch then stated he would put the gun down if someone wanted to fight, but put the firearm back inside his jacket pocket and continued to attempt to get someone to fight him.

Police then spoke to the female, who stated she was at her home on Lafayette Court on March 12, when Futch struck her in the head and face and pointed a handgun at her. She stated she then fled to her brother’s home where the aforementioned incident occurred.

The female confirmed her brother’s previous statements, only adding that Futch had tried to get her to return home, but she refused.

Sheriff’s Investigators advised that they had already ran a criminal history check on Futch and discovered that he is a convicted felon.

As a result of the investigation, warrants were obtained against Futch and he was later arrested for both incidents.

Futch, age 32, was arrested and transported to the Troup County Sheriff’s Office, where he was booked into the jail and charged with two counts of Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon, Simple Assault, and a warrant for Parole Violation.

Additional charges are pending and this incident remains under investigation by the LaGrange Police Department Criminal Investigation Section.

If anyone has any further information about this incident, please contact the LaGrange Police Department at 706883-2603 or Troup County Crime Stoppers at 706-8121000, or text an anonymous tip to 274637, keyword “LAGRANGE.” Anonymous tips can also be submitted online at www.lagrangega.org.

Tommy Murphy Staff Writer