A Lowndes County man has been charged in an alleged home invasion, according to Sheriff Eddie Hawkins.
On Labor Day deputies responded to a home on the 100 block of Terrace View Lane for a report of someone forcing their way into a home, Hawkins said. The victim said that Jarrett Cooperyoung, Jr., 33, forced his way inside and assaulted the homeowner with an aluminum baseball bat.
Cooperyoung allegedly took several items from inside the home and the victim’s 2011 Dodge Ram before stealing the truck and fleeing the scene, Hawkins said.
Investigators tracked Cooperyoung to a home in Aberdeen, and on Thursday the Aberdeen Police Department arrested him, Hawkins said.
Cooperyoung is being charged with one county of armed robbery and one count of felony taking of a motor vehicle. He is in custody at the Lowndes County Adult Detention Center, and bond has not yet been set, Hawkins said.
Detectives are still looking for the stolen vehicle, Hawkins said.
Anyone with knowledge of this case is asked to call the Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office at 662-328-6788 or Golden Triangle Crime Stoppers at 800-530-7151, or use the P3 Tips smartphone app. Tipsters remain anonymous, and may receive a cash award if the information leads to an arrest.
Brian Jones is the local government reporter for Columbus and Lowndes County.
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