Man arrested in home invasion, second suspect still at large
Published 5:29 pm Tuesday, June 25, 2019
WEST POINT — One man has been arrested and another man is still on the run after a home invasion Sunday morning, according to the West Point Police Department.
West Point Police Public Information Officer Roman Ramseur said at about 5:30 a.m., three officers responded to 600 Frank Hall Jr. Street in reference to a home invasion in progress.
When the first officer arrived, he engaged in a foot chase with the two suspects and gave instructions to the other two officers.
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Ramseur said they were able to catch a black man identified as Messeiar Ramon Bonner after he tripped on a fence during the pursuit.
Officers also found a handgun while chasing Bonner.
He was arrested without incident and booked in the Troup County Jail. He has been charged with home invasion.
The second suspect has not been identified, and officers know very little about him, other than he is a black male, Ramseur said Tuesday.
During the home invasion, the victim was inside the home while the two suspects were trying to get inside.
Ramseur said the victim tried to defend themselves with a hammer through the window.
Although this was able to keep the suspects at bay, the homeowner did call 911 to prevent further contact.
Ramseur said the motive for the home invasion is still unclear.
He encouraged anybody with information about the incident to call the West Point Police Department at (706) 645-3525 or the Troup County Crime Stoppers at (706) 812-1000.