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.
• Tuesday morning about 11:20 a.m., LaGrange Police responded to the 900 block of Borton Street in reference to Criminal Damage to Property.
Officers arrived and spoke with the female complainant, who advised sometime between 11:30 p.m. and 9:30 a.m., unknown person(s) slashed all four of the tires on her red Chevrolet Camaro that was parked in her backyard.
Police confirmed the damage to the vehicle, which had four flat tires that each appeared to have puncture marks.
The tires were value at $150 each, so the total damage to the vehicle was estimated to be at least $600.
The victim stated she had broken up with her boyfriend about four days prior to the incident. She stated he came to her residence about 9 a.m. and asked her to unlock his phone because he forgot his password and later sent her some text messages asking if she had seen the tires on her vehicle, which made her suspicious that he could have been involved.
The victim advised she did not actually see her ex damage her vehicle, but she thought it was suspicious that he was at her residence the same morning she discovered the damage to her vehicle.
This incident is still under investigation.
• Tuesday afternoon about 3:32 p.m., officers with the LaGrange Police Department responded to the Walmart on New Franklin Road in reference to Shoplifting.
Officers arrived and made contact with the store’s Loss Prevention Officer, who stated a female, later identified as April Denise Quarles, entered the store and proceeded to the cell phone accessory section, where she selected a black “Rugged Survivor” iPhone cell phone case, valued at $37.41, and placed it into her purse.
According to the Loss Prevention Officer, Quarles then attempted to exit the store, at which point she was approached by store employees and escorted to Loss Prevention.
Quarles was then issued a Criminal Trespass Warning, banning her from Walmart for one year at the store’s request. She was also determined to have no prior convictions for Shoplifting, meaning this incident would be a misdemeanor.
Quarles later admitted to stealing the phone case for her 13-year-old son who was with her at the time the theft was committed.
As a result, Quarles, age 32, 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.
Quarles was later released from the Troup County Jail on $1,000 bond.
• Tuesday afternoon about 4:30 p.m., LaGrange Police responded to the Belk Department store inside the La-Grange Mall on Lafayette Parkway in reference to Shoplifting.
Police arrived and spoke to the store’s Loss Prevention Officer, who requested they wait in the office while he made contact with the alleged shoplifters.
The LPD Officer then made contact with the two female suspects, who then left on foot from the store. One of the females, Janayia Simone Cannon, was apprehended in the parking lot next door to the LaGrange Mall and the other female, later identified as Shaelia Simpson, was not apprehended.
The LPD Officer advised police that Cannon and Simpson removed the price tags and security devices from 15 pieces of clothing, valued at $442, and concealed the items in a bag.
Cannon later admitted to the shoplifting and was placed under arrest.
Police later relocated Simpson’s residence on Guinn Street in an attempt to make contact with her, but her father, who was very cooperative, advised she was not at home and she would contact police upon her return.
Cannon, age 17, was arrested and transported to the Troup County Sheriff’s Office where she was determined to have never been arrested for anything. Cannon was then booked into the jail and charged with Theft by Shoplifting – Less than $500.
Cannon was later released from the Troup County Jail on $1,000 bond.
• Tuesday evening about 5:56 p.m., LaGrange Police responded to the Walmart on New Franklin Road in reference to Shoplifting.
Police arrived and spoke to the store’s Loss Prevention Officer, who stated that Allison Kaye Thrower selected numerous packages of makeup and then concealed the items in her purse.
According to the LPD Officer, Thrower then paid for some items, but attempted to leave the store with $39.87 worth of cosmetic products still concealed in her purse. Store employees then confronted Thrower and the merchandise was recovered.
Police then spoke to Thrower, who stated she went to Walmart to get only two items, but when she got there she also wanted the other items which she did not have enough money for, so she placed them in her purse.
As a result, Thrower, age 17, was arrested and transported to the Troup County Sheriff’s Office where she was determined to have no previous convictions for shoplifting. Thrower was then booked into the jail and charged with Theft by Shoplifting – Less than $500.
Thrower was later released from the Troup County Jail on $1,000 bond.
• Percy Lee Gates, age 47, of Lanett, Alabama, was arrested for Driving of the Influence of Alcohol, Open Container of Alcohol while Operating Vehicle, and Driving with a Suspended License.
• West Point Police responded to two separate incidents of Shoplifting which were reported on Highway 18 and Third Avenue.