A LaGrange man has been arrested for aggravated assault on a police officer after crashing his car and pointing a gun at a police officer, LaGrange police announced Monday.
On June 22, Billy McCants crashed his car on Harwell Avenue after fleeing a traffic stop, police say. McCants emerged from his Honda Civic pointing a semi-automatic handgun at the officer. The officer took cover and McCants fled on foot but was arrested a short time later.
McCants has been charged with Aggravated Assault on a Peace Officer; Obstructing or Hindering a Law Enforcement Officer, a felony; Possession of a Firearm during the Commission of Certain Crimes; Driving Under the Influence; Reckless Driving; Driving While License Suspended; Striking a Fixed Object; and a multitude of other traffic related offenses. He is currently at the Troup County Jail.
If anyone has any additional information, please contact the LaGrange Police Department at 706-883-2603, Troup County Crime Stoppers at (706) 812-1000, or text an anonymous tip to 274637 (CRIMES), keyword "LAGRANGE". Tips can also be submitted online at www.lagrangega.org or www.facebook.com/lagrangepolicedept
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