Troup County Sheriff’s Investigators have arrested a person they believe to be a violent suspect after he allegedly firebombed a local residence.
On Sunday April 16, about 7:40 p.m., Troup County Sheriff’s Deputies and Investigators were called to a residence on Archie Lane in Southern Troup County in reference to a violent disturbance.
Investigators arrived and learned that the vehicle had been shot up and a gasoline bomb, otherwise known as a Molotov cocktail, had been thrown at a residence.
Fortunately, no one was injured during this incident, but investigators say that a felony amount of damage was caused to the home and vehicle during these alleged criminal acts.
Sheriff Investigators began an investigation into the incident and were later able to uncover evidence indicating that Eric Lott, of Troup and Meriwether County was responsible for the incident.
For days, deputies sought out Lott for these crimes, but he was able to avoid apprehension to the point that investigators requested help from the public in locating him. Lott’s luck eventually ran out on Friday when Sheriff’s Deputies located him in Meriwether County.
As a result, Lott, age 29, arrested and transported to the Troup County Sheriff’s Office where he was charged with Terroristic Threats and Acts, Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon, Arson, and Second Degree Criminal Damage to Property.
This incident is still under investigation by the Troup County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigative Section. Investigators have not yet released why Lott may have committed these alleged acts.
Investigators say additional charges are also under investigation.
In anyone has any further information on these incidents, please contact investigators at the Troup County Sheriff’s Office at 706-883-1616 or leave an anonymous tip with the Troup County Crime Stoppers at 706-812-1000.
Tommy Murphy Staff Writer