February 28, 2021

Newnan teen who sold gun used in Lagrange shooting death arrested

(Lagrange, GA) — Investigators with the Troup County Sheriff’s Office made a second arrest Thursday afternoon in relation to the tragic shooting death of Haley Newsom on Sunday, July 19.

Joshua K. Baker (Photo: TCSO)

18-year-old Joshua K. Baker of Newnan, GA is facing a felony charge of Furnishing A Pistol To Person Under The Age Of 18.

During the course of the investigation into the shooting that claimed Newsom’s life, it was revealed that Cameryn Phillips had purchased the handgun used in the incident from Joshua K. Baker several days prior.

Phillips was also arrested early Thursday without incident and transported to the Troup County Jail.

A 17-year-old resident of Heard County, Phillips is charged with Involuntary Manslaughter, four counts of Aggravated Assault, Possession of a Firearm during the Commission of Certain Crimes, and Possession of a Handgun by a person under 18 years of age.

“From the time this tragic incident occurred, my team of investigators have been working around the clock to bring a resolution to this case and hopefully to the family of Haley” said Troup County Sheriff James Woodruff in a statement.

“I greatly appreciate the job they do. Unfortunately, this case is a sad reminder of the importance of gun safety and how if handled improperly it can result in tragedy.”

Stay tuned to HeardCitizen.com for further updates as they become available.

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