Police seek help finding Troup County kidnapping suspect


TROUP COUNTY, Ga — LaGrange police ask for the public’s help to find a man suspected of kidnapping.

Police say a call came in to Troup County 911 at about 8 a.m. Monday morning reporting a woman being forced into a black pickup truck at the intersection of Vernon Road and Forrest Avenue.

Officers responding to the call say when they arrived, the truck took off driving from LaGrange towards Alabama on Roanoke Road.

Police identify the driver as 26-year-old David Thaxton. Officers say Thaxton jumped out of the truck and disappeared into a wooded area as soon as he crossed over the Georgia-Alabama state line.

The kidnapping victim was found in the abandoned truck. She tells police the man is the father of her children and he had assaulted her.

Anyone with information on where Thaxton might be is asked to call 911 immediately.

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