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.
• Thursday night about 10:07 p.m., LaGrange Police responded to the 300 block of Harwell Avenue in reference to a Residential Burglary. Officers arrived and spoke to the victim, who advised sometime after January 4 at about 1:30p.m., unknownperson(s) broke into her apartment through a rear window and stole numerous items.
The victim advised she has not been able to live in her apartment due to recent flooding, while her landlord is in the process of repairing the flooring.
Missing from the residence was a DVD player, two 60 inch Emerson flat screen TVs, a Xbox 360 and Playstation 4 video game system, a 32 inch Vizio flat screen TV, iPad Mini and iPad Air tablet computers, and an HP laptop computer.
Officers processed the location for fingerprints and canvassed the area for any potential witnesses, but no one reported seeing anything unusual.
This incident is still under investigation.
• Thursday night about 7:38 p.m., LaGrange Police responded to Youngs Mill Road in reference to an elderly male that had fallen and was unaware of where he resided.
Officers arrived and made contact with the male who advised his name, but was unable to say where he lived and was visibly upset about the situation. Using his name, police were able to look up his address, which showed he only lived a few houses down.
While on scene, the subject’s wife called 911 and advised that her husband was missing and he has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease.
The elderly male was then transported back home and turned over to the care of his wife without further incident.
• Thursday afternoon about 3:50 p.m., LaGrange Police were patrolling the area of Hill Street near Dougherty Street when a wanted subject was observed travelling in a cream colored Cadillac.
Police then followed the vehicle onto Dougherty Street, where it stopped in front of the wanted subject’s residence. The passenger, Faith Ann Haney, was then into custody for a warrant through the Georgia Bureau of Investigation West Metro Task Force.
Haney, age 42, was arrested and transported to the Troup County Sheriff’s Office where she was booked into the jail and charged with a felony warrant for Sale of Methamphetamine.
As of press time, Haney is currently being held at the Troup County Jail on $10,000 bond.
• Wednesday night about 9:18 p.m., LaGrange Police responded to the Tall Pines apartment complex on Turner Street in reference to a wanted subject.
Officers made contact with the wanted subject, Stacey Rene Williams, after answering the front door, but she locked the door and refused to come back, turning off all lights and hiding from officers.
After multiple attempts to get Williams to answer the door, officers advised Williams that maintenance was on the way to unlock the door and she finally answered, saying she would be out in second once she was dressed.
Williams then exited the apartment smoking a cigarette and was told to put it out, but refused. According to police, Williams was told multiple times to put out the cigarette and place her hands behind her back before she eventually complied. She then allegedly attempted to storm off from officers while being handcuffed.
Williams, age 22, was then arrested and transported to the Troup County Sheriff’s Office where she was booked into the jail and charged with Failure to Appear and Probation Violation. Obstruction of Officers charges are also pending.
As of press time, Williams is being held at the Troup County Sheriff’s Office where she was denied bond.
• Wednesday afternoon about 4:15 p.m., LaGrange Police responded to the Walmart on New Franklin Road in reference to Shoplifting.
Police arrived and spoke with the store’s Loss Prevention Officer, who advised she witnessed a subject, later identified as Wesley Charles William White, select a black iHome brand wireless speaker from the shelf and place the item inside of his pants in an obvious attempt to conceal the item.
Employees then confronted White as he attempted to exit store and recovered the speaker, valued at $53.
White was then taken into custody and searched to arrest, at which point officers discovered a suspected methamphetamine pipe inside his right rear pocket.
White later stated through his own admission that he removed the speaker from the shelf and concealed it inside of his pants with no intentions on purchasing the item.
The subject was also determined to only have one prior conviction for Shoplifting and was issued a Criminal Trespass Warning banning him from Walmart at the store’s request.
As a result, White, age 37, 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.
The suspected methamphetamine pipe was taken into evidence to be destroyed due to the lack an amount of a substance inside to test.