Wednesday December 2nd

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 3:17 p.m., LaGrange Police responded to the Dollar General on Colquitt Street in reference to counterfeit currency.

Officers arrived and were advised by the store manager that an unknown male attempted to use a counterfeit $50 bill to purchase some drinks.

The manager explained that the cashier marked the bill with a counterfeit detector pen and the mark indicated it was fraudulent. The cashier then took the back to the office to ask the manager whether it was real.

While the two were examining the bill, the subject walked out of the store, got into a black car, and left the scene.

The male was described as a black male with long dreadlocks, wearing a white tshirt with some graphics on the front.

The incident was captured on security video footage and remains under investigation.

• Saturday morning about 12:43 a.m., LaGrange Police responded to the 200 block of Wilkes Street in reference to a Residential Burglary.

Officers arrived and made contact with the victim, who advised unknown person(s) had kicked in the back door to his residence and stolen his 39 inch LG flat screen television.

The victim was not certain who burglarized his home, but he advised around 3 p.m. he allowed a female to come into his house to charge her cell phone. He advised he does not know her name, but has seen her around the neighborhood, usually with two males.

The victim advised he left his home about 6 p.m. to go to a football game in Newnan and the female and two males watched him leave his house. He added no one else would have known that he was gone because he left his truck parked in the driveway and rode with his girlfriend to the football game.

When he returned home at about 12:30 a.m., he discovered his house had been burglarized while he was out. Police inspected the side door to the residence, which appeared to have been kicked open with major damage to the door frame near the locks. There were also tool marks near the deadbolt consistent with a screwdriver.

Officers processed the location for fingerprints and attempted to locate the three unknown subjects, but had negative contact.

This incident is still under investigation.

• Friday night about 8:31 p.m., LaGrange Police responded to the 900 block of Kelley Street in reference to Criminal Damage to a Vehicle.

Officers arrived and made contact with the female victim, who advised all four tires to her Ford Explorer had been intentionally damaged.

Police inspected the tires, which were all flat and discovered a slit in each tire leading officers to believe they were cut with a blade. The victim advised she is not having any issues with anyone, but stated the same thing happened one time before about a month prior. This incident is still under investigation.

• Friday afternoon about 4:25 p.m., LaGrange Police responded to the Walmart on New Franklin Road in reference to Shoplifting.

Police arrived and made contact with Loss Prevention Officers, who advised a female, later identified as Tia Marissa Varner, of Lanett Alabama, entered the store at 3 p.m. and attempted to exit at 3:45 p.m. with several items she did not pay for.

Loss Prevention officers advised Varner selected 21 items, valued at $115.63, and attempted to exit the store without paying for the merchandise, but was confronted and stopped by store employees. According to employees Varner attempted to take clothes, jewelry products, and several poster boards and markers.

The store’s Loss Prevention Officer stated that Varner concealed a few items in her purse while in the lingerie section and later went to a register, where she just placed all the other items in bags without scanning them.

A subsequent Criminal History Check revealed Varner had no prior convictions for Shoplifting, meaning this incident would be a misdemeanor.

As a result, Varner, age 24, was arrested and transported to the Troup County Sheriff’s Office where she was booked into the jail and charged with Theft by Shoplifting – Less than $500. Varner was later released from the Troup County Jail on $1,000 bond.

• West Point Police responded to an incident of Robbery and Aggravated Assault which were reported on Second Avenue.

• Tracy James Wright, age 49, of Lanett, Alabama, was arrested by West Point Police for Driving with a Suspended License.

• West Point Police responded to an incident of Theft by Shoplifting which was reported on East 10th Street.

• West Point Police responded to an incident of Criminal Trespass which was reported on Avenue K.