Man robbed, pistol-whipped in N. Fayette

A man in north Fayette County was robbed of his cell phone and wallet at gunpoint and then pistol-whipped in the early morning hours of Aug. 18.

Fayette County Sheriff Barry Babb said the victim was talking on his cell phone outside a Woodside Drive residence near Milam Road at approximately 1 a.m. Aug. 18 when he was approached by a sliver Nissan Maxima.

Babb said a black male approximately 6’0”-6’2” and weighing approximately 160 pounds exited the vehicle carrying a handgun.

The victim saw the handgun and began running, but soon stopped for fear that he would be shot, Babb said.

The suspect approached the man and fired a round into the ground and demanded the man’s cell phone and wallet, said Babb. The victim gave up the wallet and cell phone and was subsequently pistol-whipped in the face, Babb said.

Babb said the suspect returned to the vehicle and fired a shot into the air as the car left the area traveling north on Woodside Drive toward Milam Road.

Anyone with information pertaining to the crime is asked to contact the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office at 770-461-6353.