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Two suspects sought in Long County
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Lucas Rouse - photo by Photo provided.

One man, who allegedly beat another with a hammer, and a second man, who is suspected of breaking into a Ludowici grocery store, are being sought by Long County authorities.

Long County Sheriff’s Office Capt. Nickey Anderson said officers are seeking Eduardo Tinoco-Reyna, 19, for allegedly hitting a Glennville area man in the head with a hammer on April 11. Anderson said the altercation developed when the suspect reportedly trespassed on land the man’s father owns.

The victim told the suspect that he had contacted the LCSO. Anderson said the men fought and the suspect grabbed a hard plastic hammer that was filled with lead, and struck the Glennville man in the head several times.

Anderson said the man’s father arrived. The suspect ran while holding the hammer, but the father ran his vehicle into the suspect, who dropped the hammer and fled into the woods.

Anderson said the suspect is wanted for aggravated assault and considered dangerous. If anyone has any information on where he is, they are asked to call the LCSO at 545-2118.

In a second case, Ludowici Police Investigator Diannia Duncan said they are looking for Lucas Rouse, 26, for allegedly breaking into the Ludowici IGA. According to Duncan, the store was broken into on Feb. 28 and $1,038 was stolen from an office.

Duncan said the suspect, who was an employee at the store at the time, had a warrant filed for his arrest for burglary and criminal damage to the store on March 18. She said Rouse was out on a bond for another burglary charge with the LCSO.

Duncan said that if anyone has information about where the suspect is can call the LPD at 545-2222.

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