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.
• Wednesday morning about 7 a.m., LaGrange Police responded to the 900 block of Arizona Street in reference to an Entering Auto and Criminal Damage to Property.
Officers arrived and made contact the complainant, who advised his white and black Dodge Charger had been entered and damaged.
The complainant stated he arrived home about 10 p.m. the previous night, where he remained until 7 a.m. the next morning. Upon approaching the vehicle that morning, he noticed the key hole to the vehicle was damaged. Upon entering the vehicle, an odor of bleach was observed throughout the vehicle. The leather seats and dash board were also cut with a sharp object.
Missing from the vehicle was about $5 from the ash tray, CDs from the center console, and a Kenwood brand stereo, valued at $400.
The entire exterior was also scratched with an unknown sharp object. The damage to the vehicle was estimated at about $4,000.
The victim stated he was unaware who would have done this to his vehicle or anyone who was currently upset with him.
Officers processed the vehicle for fingerprints and canvassed the area for potential witnesses, but no one reported seeing anything unusual.
This incident is still under investigation.
• Friday morning about 3:28 a.m., LaGrange Police responded to the 100 block of Wright Street in reference to a Residential Burglary.
Officers arrived and made contact with the victim, who stated she left her residence at about 1 a.m. and returned a couple hours later to find unknown persons had burglarized her home.
It appeared as if the suspect( s) entered the residence through an east side bedroom window by breaking the window with a small piece of concrete, which was later found during the investigation.
Missing from the residence was about $4 worth of loose change kept in a glass jar that had been emptied and a 55 inch LG TV valued at $500.
Officers processed the residence for fingerprints and searched a nearby wooded area, but were unable to locate any of the missing property.
This incident is still under investigation.
• Friday morning about 12:15 a.m., LaGrange Police were called to the 500 block of Revis Street in reference to an unwanted person. Officers arrived and spoke with the victim, who stated James Michael Holloway Jr. came to his house using profane language and attempting to fight him over a female.
The victim advised Holloway was no longer on scene and asked officers for a restraining order for him to stay from him.
At the time, officers advised the victim that they were only able to issue Holloway a Criminal Trespass Warning and could only do so if they could locate him. Police then advised the victim to contact 911 if Holloway returned and began to leave the area.
As returned to their patrol vehicle, Holloway returned to the residence and began using profane language toward the victim, trying to intimidate him and provoke a fight.
Holloway stated he just got out of a 25 month prison sentence and was going to see his girlfriend at the victim’s residence. The victim and police both told Holloway to leave.
Holloway walked out to the roadway where police advised him he was not welcome at the residence and he was going to be issued a Criminal Trespass Warning banning him from the location.
As officers attempted to do so, Holloway began to use profane language again toward the victim, who was standing quietly on his front porch. Police again told Holloway not to go onto the victim’s property and advised he would be arrested if he did so. Holloway then advised police he would bond out and that he had the money in his pocket.
Holloway then immediately walked back onto the property and went onto the front porch, continuing to use profane language toward the victim, attempting to provoke a fight.
Police then placed Holloway into custody with handcuffs and placed him under arrest. Once in custody, Holloway began saying “let’s talk about this” and attempted to taunt police by saying he could run away from officers if he wanted to. Holloway then continually pulled away from police in an obvious attempt to escape. Multiple officers were then able to get Holloway into the rear of a patrol vehicle, but he sat with his legs hanging out refusing to put his legs in the vehicle.
Holloway then dared officers to spray him with pepper spray and stated he was not going to place his legs inside. After verbal attempts to get him to voluntarily place his legs in the vehicle, officers forced him to do so without the using pepper spray.
Once Holloway was inside and the doors were closed he began kicking the driver side door and window.
While on the way to the jail, Holloway continuously spat on the windows and patrol car cage. Once at the Troup County Sheriff’s Office, jail personnel placed a spit hood on Holloway’s head and he was carried into the jail with the assistance of jail staff.
Holloway, age 29, was booked into the Troup County Jail charged with Disorderly Conduct, Criminal Trespass, and Obstruction of Officers.
Holloway was also issued and explained a Criminal Trespass Warning, but he refused to sign the form due to his uncooperative behavior.