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Friday January 15th

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.

• Monday morning about 11:48 a.m., LaGrange Police responded to a residence in the 200 block of Darden Meadows Drive in reference to a subject with felony warrants through the Georgia Bureau of Investigation/West Metro Drug Task Force.

Officers arrived and made contact with a female, who stated the subject, David Anthony Shirey, was not home and that he left about an hour ago, saying he may be at a neighbor’s house. The female then gave consent to search the residence for Shirey, but he was not located within the home.

After the search, additional officers located and made contact with Shirey near the intersection of Darden MeadowsDrive and Whitaker Street, and he was taken into custody.

Shirey, age 42, was arrested and transported to the Troup County Sheriff’s Office where he was booked into the jail and charged with warrants for two counts of Sale of Methamphetamine and Use of Communication Facility in Facilitating Commission of Act which Constitutes Felony.

Shirey is currently being held at the Troup County Jail on $25,000 bond.

• Monday afternoon about 2:35 p.m., LaGrange Police were parked in the area of Greenwood Street, and Turner Street when officers observed a male, later identified as Johnny Cato, standing across the street.

The subject appeared to be very intoxicated as he voluntarily walked across the street in an attempt to speak with police. During the initial conversation, Cato had slurred speech and was unable to provide his name or address. Cato had also apparently urinated on himself and reeked of an odor of alcohol.

While attempting to identify Cato, officers noticed he laid on the ground and began to sleep.

In the meantime, a nearby resident identified Cato and offered to assist Cato across the street and allow him to sit at his residence until he became sober. Minutes later Cato was observed getting up from the chair where he was sitting, and he began walking on North Greenwood Street, still unable to maintain his balance.

Cato was then taken into custody and placed under arrest.

According to police, while en route to the Troup County Sheriff’s Office, Cato began making derogatory statements directed towards officers and several death threats. Upon their arrival at the Sheriff’s Office, Cato continued to be uncooperative and deputies had to physically restrain him.

Cato, age 46, was then booked into the jail and charged with Public Drunkenness.

As of press time, Cato is being held at the Troup County Jail on $1,000 bond.

• Monday afternoon about 2:09 p.m., officers took a walkin report at the LaGrange Police Department in reference to Financial Transaction Card Fraud.

Officers spoke with the complainant, who advised he checked his Walmart money account and found three unauthorized transactions that were pending from the same day.

The victim’s account records show the first transaction was to Square Pestana Care in Orlando, Florida for the amount of $194.99, which was for some type of “bill pay.” The transaction then appeared to be credited back to his account for the exact amount by Square in San Francisco, California. A third transaction then came from a Walmart in Orlando, Florida, for the amount of $194.94.

This incident is under investigation.

• Monday afternoon about 2:37 p.m., LaGrange Police responded to the 400 block of South Greenwood Street in reference to dispute between brother and sister.

Officers arrived and spoke to the complainant, who stated that his Rapid Pay card had been stolen. He advised he had recently started working at Walmart in Carrollton and receives his pay on the Rapid Pay debit card. He stated his sister helped him set up the account and the pin number for him last month, but he lost the card shortly afterwards.

The complainant advised he then called the card company and they told him the card was already cancelled and they were sending him another one. He then tracked the card and it was supposedly delivered in LaGrange on January 1, but he never saw the card.

He then called the card company back and they advised the card was used on January 2, at the Smile Mart on South Greenwood Street in LaGrange. They also advised him the balance on the card was $5 from the original $198.

The victim stated the only person who knew his PIN was his sister.

Police then spoke to the sister about the incident and she stated she does not know what happened to her brother’s card. She admitted to helping him set up the card and PIN, but denied doing anything else with the card.

Officers later spoke with both party’s mother, who stated she believes her daughter took the card because she has done the same thing to her in the past. She stated she could not prove it but she knows her daughter is capable of this kind of incident.

Police are in the process or reviewing security footage at Smile Mart that may have captured the incident.

This incident is still under investigation.

• West Point Police responded to an incident of Burglary and Misdemeanor Theft by Taking which was reported in the area of East Ninth Street.

• West Point Police responded to another incident of Misdemeanor Theft by Taking which was reported in the area of East 13th Street.