Suspects remain at-large

Published 3:01 pm Friday, June 15, 2018

WEST POINT — Two suspects wanted in connection with a shooting last week remain at large, days after a third suspect was apprehended.

Trent Murphy, 24, and Eric Bridges, 25, both of West Point, are still being sought for their alleged role in a shooting Wednesday evening on Dogwood Circle that resulted in the death of 50-year-old Valley resident Reggie Pearson, West Point Police Captain Robert Fawley said.

Another suspect, Octavious Bridges, 24, also of West Point, was arrested Friday morning, June 15, at 11 a.m. at his sister’s home in Fairburn, Ga.

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Bridges has been officially charged with felony murder in the state of Georgia and being a fugitive of justice. He is also being held for possible involvement with a home invasion/robbery that occurred in Lanett back in December.

An anonymous tip led West Point officers and members of the U.S. Marshal’s Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force-Atlanta to the residence. Bridges was apprehended without incident. Also helping out in the case were the Georgia State Patrol, Georgia Bureau of Investigations, Troup County Sheriff’s Office, Troup County Coroner’s Office and Lanett Police Department.

Pearson was discovered on a porch at a residence in the 1000 block of Dogwood Circle in West Point. According to a West Point Police Department press release, he had been shot in the chest.

Captain Fawley said investigators believe Pearson was meeting with Murphy and Bridges for a narcotics transaction.

The West Point Police Department is requesting anyone who may have any information regarding this incident or who may have been in the area during this time and noticed any suspicious person or vehicle to call the West Point Police at 706-645-3525 or 706-645-3548 or your local “Crime Stoppers” at 706-812 1000.