Metter police arrested two men Thursday in connection with a July 30 home invasion and kidnapping attempt.
Metter Police Chief Dennis Nelson said Bobby Lamar Faircloth Jr., 23, and Kaliel Knight 19, both of Metter, were arrested and charged with aggravated assault and attempted kidnapping.
The arrests followed a lookout issued earlier this week, in which Faircloth was identified. Knight was identified afterward, and information obtained by investigators led to the arrests, Nelson said.
The men approached a victim at a South Rountree Street home in Metter July 30, pulled a gun and tried to force the victim into the home, he said. The victim was not injured.
"The Metter Police Department is very happy to have these two individuals off the streets and in custody," Nelson said. "We are very appreciative of the media for helping us get out information that resulted in numerous calls and leads.
"The arrests of these two came as a result of very hard work and determination by our investigators," he continued, "as well as valuable assistance from (Candler County) Sheriff Homer Bell and the Candler County Sheriff's Office, Montgomery County Sheriff Ladsen O'Connor, Emanuel County sheriff's deputies, and Toombs County investigators."
Anyone with additional information is asked to contact Investigator Tim Platt at (912) 685-5437 at email@example.com. Anonymous tips can also be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org or on our website at www.metterpd.com.
Holli Deal Saxon may be reached at (912) 489-9414.