Police & Sheriff’s Reports
The individuals listed have been cited/arrested/charged in Troup County. However, this is not an admission of guilt. All parties are considered innocent until proved guilty.
• Sunday afternoon about 5:12 p.m., LaGrange Police were in the area of Lindsey Street and Owens Street when officers observed a green Hummer H3 near the intersection.
As the driver rolled his window down, officers observed he was not wearing a seatbelt, so a traffic stop was conducted near the intersection of Swift Street and Whitesville Street.
Upon making contact with the vehicle and explaining the reason for the stop, officers observed an odor of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle.
The driver was then removed from the vehicle and he granted consent to search his persona and the vehicle.
Police then made contact with the female passenger, Tiffany Heidi Waldroup, and had her exit the vehicle.
While searching the vehicle, officers located a large purse on the front passenger seat, which Waldroup claimed and gave consent to search. During the search of the purse, officers located a red plastic container which held a small amount of a green and brown leafy substance believed to be marijuana.
When questioned about the container, Waldroup initially stated she had no clue where it came from, but later claimed she picked the container up off the male driver's dresser before leaving his residence and didn’t know it had marijuana in it.
As a result, Waldroup, age 27, was arrested and transported to the Troup County Sheriff's Office where she was booked into the jail and charged with Possession of Marijuana – Less than an Ounce.
Waldroup was later released from the Troup County Jail on bond.
The driver was issued a written warning for Seatbelt Violation and was released without being further charged.
• Sunday evening about 6:15 p.m., LaGrange Police responded to code one to Piggly Wiggly grocery store on Roanoke Road in reference to Shoplifting.
Officers arrived and spoke to a Troup County Sheriff's Office Deputy, who stated he detained a male suspect after observing him attempting to steal from the store.
According to the deputy, the suspect, Daniel Riley Harris, had concealed a package of ground beef in his pants and a package of Little Debbie snack cakes in his shirt sleeves, which were valued at a total of about $20.
Harris was later determined to have no prior convictions for Theft by Shoplifting.
As a result, Harris, age 28, was arrested and transported to the Troup County Sheriff's Office where he was booked into the jail and charged with Theft by Shoplifting – Less than $500 and a warrant for Failure to Appear.
Harris is currently being held at the Troup County Jail where he was denied bond.
• Sunday afternoon about 3:57 p.m., LaGrange Police responded to the CVS pharmacy on Morgan Street in reference to a Shoplifting in progress involving three young males.
Officers arrived at the pharmacy and the manager pointed out three males matching the description provided and indicated they were involved in the shoplifting.
Upon seeing police presence, all three subjects then fled towards Lafayette Parkway, ignoring officer's orders to stop.
The oldest suspect, who officers were familiar with as Desquan Devon McFarland, was then observed discarding a food item from his pocket as he continued to flee from police and officers eventually lost sight.
Police then began patrolling area attempting to locate Mc-Farland, but had negative contact.
In the meantime, officers located another of the suspects, a 12-year-old juvenile, and he was taken into custody.
Being familiar with McFarland, officers later responded to his residence on Baldwin Street, where he was located and taken into custody.
As a result, McFarland, age 18, was arrested and transported to the Troup County Sheriff's Office where he was booked into the jail and charged with Theft by Shoplifting – Less than $500 and Obstruction of Officers.
McFarland was later released from the Troup County Jail on bond.
The 12-year-old was issued a juvenile citation for Shoplifting and released to his mother.
Throughout the investigation, police were also able to identify the third suspect, a 13year-old juvenile and he was also charged with the incident.
• Deborah Ann Snider, age 43, of West Point, was arrested by West Point Police for Battery – Family Violence Act.
• West Point Police responded to incidents of Disorderly Conduct and Simple Assault which were reported in the area of Avenue D.