Lee Co. sheriff’s deputies searching for armed suspects - WTVM.com-Columbus, GA News Weather & Sports

breaking news

Lee Co. sheriff’s deputies searching for armed suspects on the run

OPELIKA, AL (WTVM) -

Lee County sheriff's deputies are looking for three men considered armed and very dangerous.

Deputies say a homeowner returned to his home Tuesday afternoon on Lee Road 117 (also known as Jasper McConnell Road) in Opelika and surprised three men who appeared to be stealing from his house.

The victim returned home to see an unfamiliar car in the driveway backed up to the front door. He initially thought the vehicle belonged to one of his niece's friends, and entered the house to find three white men in his kitchen.

Shots were fired, but Captain Van Jackson says the homeowner was not injured by a bullet. The suspects made him get on the ground, took his wallet, and struck him in the back of the head with a handgun before fleeing the scene.

The victim got up to get his cell phone out of his car and found one of the suspects outside sitting on the back of the car with the gun, who then fired more shots at him. The victim discovered one of his shotguns was missing, as well as his son's jujitsu swords.  

The men were last seen near Lee Road 117, in the Beauregard community near the Lee County Lake.

Investigators say the three white male suspects could be in a dark gray four-door Infiniti sedan. If you see anything suspicious, call 911.

Copyright 2012 WTVM. All rights reserved.

 

  • Trending StoriesTrending StoriesMore>>

  • Actress arrested in sex trafficking in 'guru to stars' case

    Actress arrested in sex trafficking in 'guru to stars' case

    Friday, April 20 2018 4:13 PM EDT2018-04-20 20:13:13 GMT
    Friday, April 20 2018 9:34 PM EDT2018-04-21 01:34:45 GMT
    (Photo by Todd Williamson/Invision/AP, File). FILE - This June 26, 2012, file photo shows television actress Allison Mack at a party in Los Angeles. Federal prosecutors say television actress Allison Mack, from "Smallville" has been charged with sex tr...(Photo by Todd Williamson/Invision/AP, File). FILE - This June 26, 2012, file photo shows television actress Allison Mack at a party in Los Angeles. Federal prosecutors say television actress Allison Mack, from "Smallville" has been charged with sex tr...
    Federal prosecutors say a television actress best known for playing a young Superman's close friend has been charged with sex trafficking for helping recruit women to be slaves of a man who sold himself as a...More >>
    Federal prosecutors say a television actress best known for playing a young Superman's close friend has been charged with sex trafficking for helping recruit women to be slaves of a man who sold himself as a self-improvement guru.More >>
  • American ISIS wife endured horror, now wants to come home

    American ISIS wife endured horror, now wants to come home

    Thursday, April 19 2018 7:26 PM EDT2018-04-19 23:26:55 GMT
    Thursday, April 19 2018 9:02 PM EDT2018-04-20 01:02:08 GMT

    Sam Sally says she was coerced by her husband, who has since died, into crossing into ISIS territory while on vacation in Turkey four years ago.

    More >>

    Sam Sally says she was coerced by her husband, who has since died, into crossing into ISIS territory while on vacation in Turkey four years ago.

    More >>
  • Breaking

    Emergency crews battling major fire at Holly Hill scrap metal business

    Emergency crews battling major fire at Holly Hill scrap metal business

    Friday, April 20 2018 9:16 PM EDT2018-04-21 01:16:33 GMT
    Aerial footage of the fire at Don's Car Crushing in Holly Hill. (Picture provided)Aerial footage of the fire at Don's Car Crushing in Holly Hill. (Picture provided)

    Crews are responding to a fire at a scrap metal dealer in Holly Hill.

    More >>

    Crews are responding to a fire at a scrap metal dealer in Holly Hill.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly