Monday January 25th

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 5:07 a.m., LaGrange Police responded to North Kight Drive in reference to a Criminal Trespass.

Officers arrived and spoke with a milk delivery man, who stated that as he was about to leave the location when a male was seen exiting the building. When the male saw the delivery man, he began screaming and dancing around, so police were contacted.

The delivery man escorted officers to an outdoor utility room, where the male was last seen.

Officers then located Terry Lamar Lewis, who was found lying on the floor inside the utility room. Lewis initially attempted to act as if he were asleep when officers tried to speak with him. Police say it appears as if Lewis is a vagrant and was attempting to keep warm in this room.

As a result, Lewis, age 34, was arrested and transported to the Troup County Sheriff’s Office where he was booked into the jail and charged with Criminal Trespass.

Lewis was later released from the Troup County Jail on $1,000 bond.

• Wednesday afternoon about 2:43 p.m., LaGrange Police responded to the Dollar General on Colquitt Street in reference to Shoplifting.

As officers arrived in the area, the manager stepped out of the storefront and began to point them toward McGregor Street. Troup 911 then advised officers that the suspect had left the store male was headed towards McGregor Street, so officers headed in that direction.

Soon afterwards, officers located a male matching the suspect’s description walking on Hamilton Street and carrying a yellow Dollar General bag. Police then made contact with the male and told him to stop, but he repeatedly ignored officers and kept walking.

Once additional officers arrived to assist, police exited their patrol vehicle and physically detained the suspect.

At this time officers were advised over the radio that the suspect had purchased a package of razors and had stolen medicine which he had stuffed into his jacket pocket. The male, later identified as Henry Lewis Brooks, then stated, “She’s right. I did.” Brooks was the asked to confirm what he said and he responded, “She’s right. It’s in my jacket pocket.”

Brooks was then searched to arrest and two boxes of Affrin Nasal Spray, valued at $5 each, were recovered from his jacket pocket.

The male was then asked for his name and he claimed to be Anderson Brooks and gave a false date of birth. Officers were somewhat familiar with the suspect and did not know him by the name he provided, so he was once again asked to confirm his name.

The suspect continued to insist he was Anderson Brooks and that Henry Brooks was his brother and they look alike. Police then looked up both subjects and they were able to confirm the suspect was in fact Henry. When confronted with this information, Brooks admitted he had provided a false name.

A criminal history check was later ran on Brooks and he was determined to have four previous convictions for shoplifting, making this incident a felony. As a result, Brooks, age 52, was arrested and transported to the Troup County Sheriff’s Office where he was booked into the jail and charged with Felony Theft by Shoplifting – Less than $500 (Fourth Conviction), Obstruction of Officers, and Probation Violation.

Brooks is currently being held at the Troup County Jail where he was denied bond.

• Wednesday night about 7:05 p.m., LaGrange Police were flagged down in the parking lot of the Los Nopales Mexican restaurant on South Davis Road by a female.

The woman advised police that her daughter and her boyfriend were being followed by a group of boys led my Hunter Mowers.

While investigating incident on scene, officers personally heard Mowers yell, scream, and act in a way which they described as appalling. Police say his actions and comments were to the level of disturbing the peace, so Mowers was placed under arrest.

Mowers, age 19, was arrested and transported to the Troup County Sheriff’s Office where he was booked into the jail and charged with Disorderly Conduct. Mowers was later released from the Troup County Jail $1,000 bond.

• Wednesday night about 8:34 p.m., LaGrange Police responded to the 500 block of Bryant Lake Boulevard in reference to a Residential Burglary.

Officers arrived and spoke with the complainant, who advised that sometime between 4:30 p.m. and 8 p.m., unknown person(s) entered his residence and stole about $1,000 worth of assorted jewelry and about $50 in cash.

The victim stated when his wife left the residence at 4:30 p.m., he thinks she didn’t completely secure the front door, making the residence accessible simply by pushing on the door.

Police say the kitchen, master bedroom, master bathroom, and office area of the residence were completely ransacked with all drawers open and items tossed about on the floor.

The victim was unable to fully describe the jewelry that was missing, only stating it was about $1,000 the jewelry boxes were empty. He stated the $50 in cash was taken from various areas of the house.

Officers processed the location for fingerprints and canvassed the area for any potential witnesses, but no one reported seeing anything out of the ordinary.

This incident is still under investigation.