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Suspect Charged with Vehicular Assault in Domestic Incident

Tommy Murphy
Staff Writer

LaGrange Police have charged a man with vehicular assault after he allegedly struck a former boyfriend with his truck in a dispute.

Sunday afternoon, about 4:20 p.m., officers with the LaGrange Police Department responded to Butler Street in reference to reports of a person possibly struck by a vehicle during a domestic altercation.

Officers arrived and met with the complainant, who advised that his former live-in boyfriend, Quintavious Cox, had attempted to hit him with his truck.

The victim stated that he was walking up Butler Street when he heard someone yell his name. He then turned and saw Cox driving at him his white pickup truck. Cox then drove into the grass and attempted to hit him, causing the victim to have to run out of the way.

Police found marks on the grass where a vehicle had left the roadway recently.

A witness also confirmed seeing a white truck coming up the road at a high rate of speed and the victim running away.

While police were investigating the incident, Cox drove back up in the white pickup. Cox told police that he had been waiting on the victim to bring him a shirt, but had not hit him.

Cox admitted that he had threatened to hit him with the vehicle to scare him, but claimed he had not actually hit him. The victim stated he did make contact with the truck but was not injured.

As a result of the investigation, Cox, age 32, was arrested and transported to the Troup County Sheriff’s Office and booked into the jail charged with aggravated assault with a vehicle – family violence act.

If anyone has any additional information about this incident, please contact the LaGrange Police Department at 706-883-2603. Anonymous tips can be submitted to the Troup County Crime Stoppers at 706-812-1000. Tips can also be submitted through the LaGrange Police Department’s Facebook page.

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