UPDATE: Lanett man arrested in connection with afternoon shooting

Published 3:13 pm Thursday, July 23, 2020

On Tuesday afternoon, officers with the Lanett Police Department responded to the area of 19th St SW and 16th Ave SW in reference to a gunshot victim.

Marco James Evans of LaFayette was the victim of a single gunshot wound to the leg.

Evans received medical treatment by Lanett EMS and was taken by air to Piedmont Columbus for further treatment.

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As a result of the investigation, Prentis Malik Williams of Lanett was arrested and charged with robbery 1st Degree. Williams was processed and taken to the Chambers County Jail.