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Colin Flaherty (Author of Don't Make the Black Kids Angry) Commentary News Video "Teenage suspect identified in murder of LaGrange father" ""He's the love of my life": Knox Co. murder victim's wife left grieving" thug crime violence homicide leaves behind 2 children and wife
By: Portia Bruner, FOX 5 News
POSTED: FEB 11 2019 06:59PM EST
VIDEO POSTED: FEB 11 2019 06:28PM EST
UPDATED: FEB 11 2019 07:00PM EST
ATLANTA (FOX 5 Atlanta) - Police want to track down the men who killed James Jake Ponder Saturday night in LaGrange. The 24-year-old father of two was shot in his car after he offered two strangers a ride on Troup Street.
"He was trying to do a favor and lost his life. That's just tragic. He was somebody's son, somebody's father and he didn't deserve this," said Alisha green, said LaGrange resident who was one of Ponder's tattoo clients.
According to Lagrange Police Detective Sgt. William Nelson, Ponder was with a friend on Troup Street around 8:30 p.m. when two strangers asked him for a ride. The man who asked for the ride set in the backseat and Ponder, for some reason, pulled over a block later where he was fatally shot.
By: FOX 5 News
POSTED: FEB 12 2019 03:40PM EST
VIDEO POSTED: FEB 12 2019 06:00PM EST
UPDATED: FEB 13 2019 01:13AM EST
After an investigation, police identified one of the suspects as 17-year-old LaGrange resident Travis McFarland. Warrants have been released for McFarland's arrest for murder, aggravated assault, and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.
According to LaGrange police, 24-year-old James Jake Ponder was with a friend on Troup Street to purchase a firearm when two strangers asked him for a ride. During the ride, police say the suspects attempted to rob Ponder and shot him. They also say they believe the firearm purchase was a set up for Ponder to be robbed.
By WKYT News Staff | Posted: Thu 11:14 PM, Feb 14, 2019 | Updated: Thu 11:47 PM, Feb 14, 2019
Gary Wayne Medlin, 25, died Jan. 16 as he was trying to leave the A and B Quick Stop convenience store on U.S. 25 East between Barbourville and Corbin.
Federal agents captured Phillip Lee Lewis, 24, in Flint, Michigan. Lewis is charged with murder and first-degree robbery, and he may face other charges.
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