“Dude Told Me To Hit You In The Head With A Bottle”
On Saturday, June 25, 2016, at 6:48 pm, Officer Reynolds responded in a non-emergency manner to a residence located at 800 block of Houston Street in reference to an injured person. Upon arrival, officers were met with the victim who stated that he was hit in the head with a glass bottle by a known suspect in front of a residence located in the 200 block of Thomas Street.
The victim stated he was hanging out with friends on Thomas Street when an individual by the name of Rashad pulled up in the roadway directly in front of this residence in a white older model Cadillac. The victim approached the Cadillac in the roadway at which time Early Dunlap Jr., the supposed assailant, exited the vehicle and stated “dude told me to hit you in the head with a bottle”.
Dunlap supposedly had a glass bottle in his hand and proceeded to break the bottle over the head of the victim. The victim then left the Thomas Street area and called 911. The victim believes this unprovoked assault was a gang related incident.
Officers followed the victim to Thomas Street where he pointed out glass in the roadway. He also pointed out the house he was visiting when this assault occurred. The victim stated that several people witnessed this incident, but none of them were willing to be an official witness.
Officers spoke with a black female who claimed to live at Thomas Street. She stated that she observed the Cadillac pull up and the victim walk towards the vehicle which was stopped in the roadway. She then heard glass breaking and the victim walking away with a bleeding cut on his head.
When officers asked who did this to the victim, she stated “D”. When officers asked who “D” was someone in the group that had gathered stated Early Dunlap.
Officers photographed the victim’s injuries to be submitted for reports. A one and a half inch laceration was observed on the victim’s scalp. Officers issued a case card to the victim and advised on warrant procedures for the offense of Battery.
This incident is still under investigation by the LaGrange Police Department.
If anyone has any additional information regarding this incident 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.” Tips can also be submitted online at www.lagrangega. org.