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Suspect Arrested for Home Invasion Shooting, Second Suspect Still At Large

Troup County Sheriff’s Deputies have arrested one suspect and are looking for another after the two men reportedly shot a local man during a Home Invasion Robbery.

Tuesday morning about 9:50 a.m., Troup County Deputies were called to the 1400 block of South Stateline Road in reference to reports of a subject who had been shot.

Sheriff’s Deputies arrived and found a 47-year-old male who appeared to have a single gunshot wound to his right chest area. The victim was subsequently transported via ambulance to a Columbus hospital for emergency treatment.

Deputies learned from the victim that that two unknown white males forcefully entered his residence and shot him, before taking some items from his home and stealing his vehicle.

The suspects reportedly struck the victim in the back of the head with an unknown object and later shot him in the chest. The suspects then took several items from a safe inside the home and fled the scene in a stolen grey Corvette. A gold 2005 Jeep Wrangler belonging to the victim with the tag number RIG3133 was also stolen from the scene.

The victim described the first suspect as  a short white male, wearing dark coveralls. The second suspect was described as a tall white male, with a scruffy beard, and tattoo on his neck with two lines.

Sheriff’s Investigators have since contacted the Georgia Bureau of Investigation to assist with the case and a be-on-the-lookout warning was issued for both vehicles.

The grey Corvette believed to be involved with the home invasion was later located and authorities were able to take one of the suspects into custody after a brief vehicle pursuit. Dusty Sivell, age 23, identified as the shorter suspect,was arrested with the Corvette.

The Corvette was confirmed to have been reported stolen from within the City of LaGrange and authorities are still looking for the Jeep.

If anyone has any further information on this case, or the whereabouts of the Jeep or the other suspect, please contact the Troup County Sheriff’s Office at 706-883-1616. Anonymous tips can also be provided to the Troup County Crime Stoppers at 706-812-1000.

Information leading to the arrest of wanted suspects is often eligible for a cash reward.

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