Wednesday January 27th

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.

• Early Sunday morning, just after midnight, officers were dispatched to the Stay Lodge on Whitesville Road in reference to a theft.

Officers arrived at room 115 and spoke with the complainant who stated he recently met with an unidentified female at a gas station and they came back to his motel room for a few minutes and while she was there, she stole his wallet.

The victim explained he momentarily left the female alone to go to the bathroom and when he returned she and his wallet were gone.

The victim stated the wallet was black and only contained his social security card and a cab card, but no money.

The suspect was only described as a heavyset white female. The victim stated he didn’t know the female’s phone number, address, or even her name. He advised he did not want to press charges and just wanted his wallet back.

This incident is still under investigation.

• Friday afternoon about 3:43 p.m., Troup County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the Dollar General on Greenville Road in reference to Shoplifting.

While en route, deputies were advised that the suspect had left the store and was walking across the road. Soon afterwards, deputies arrived and located and detained the subject who was making his way across the road.

The suspect, later identified as Christopher Steven Caldwell, was transported back to the Dollar General where contact was made with manager.

The manager stated Caldwell took a pair of white socks and a USB charger. Caldwell was then asked about the items and he admitted to taking the socks, stating he was walking from Meriwether County and his feet was wet, so he needed a pair of dry socks.

The manager advised they had found Caldwell’s old socks in the trash can in the store bathroom.

The USB AC charger was returned to the store and Caldwell was allowed to keep the socks which he already had on his feet wearing wet boots.

Deputies were also able to review security video that showed Caldwell taking a pair of white socks, valued at $5, and the white dual USB AC charger, valued at $8.

As a result, Caldwell, age 34, 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.

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

• Thursday morning about 10:35 a.m., Troup County Sheriff’s Deputies stopped on Interstate 85 Northbound near mile marker 16 northbound to assist a disabled vehicle.

After making contact with the occupants, deputies discovered the driver, Brian James Cofield, was in possession of a clear bag containing a small amount of suspected marijuana.

As a result, Cofield, age 30, was arrested and transported to the Troup County Sheriff’s Office and booked into the jail without further incident. Cofield was charged with Possession of Marijuana – Less than an Ounce.

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

• Sunday morning about 8:52 a.m., LaGrange Police responded to the 100 block of Wright Street in reference to a Residential Burglary.

Officers arrived and spoke to the female complainant, who advised sometime between about 9 p.m. and 8:30 a.m., unknown person(s) burglarized her residence.

The only item that appeared to be taken was a Samsung Galaxy tablet, but the residence was ransacked. Two televisions and furniture had been turned over and the refrigerator and freezer doors were left open and food in the freezer had thawed.

The victim stated it appeared as if the suspect(s) attempted to enter through the front door, but were thwarted by the dead bolt, so they broke in through a side window that had been broken.

The victim advised she suspected a former roommate was responsible for the theft due to the way she left.

Police believe due to the massive amount of property damage and the fact that only one item was taken, that the incident seems was more about causing the victim hardship rather than simply stealing items.

Damage to the residence and property exceeded well over $500.

Police processed the location for fingerprints and this incident remains under investigation.

• Andrea Danielle Gamble, age 25, of Lanett, Alabama, was arrested by West Point Police for Driving While Unlicensed.

• Patsy Craven McCard, age 47, of Opelika, Alabama, was arrested by West Point Police for Driving with a Suspended License.

• LaFranco Toriano Bridges, age 35, of West Point, was arrested by West Point Police for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol.

• Jose Romilio Reyes Miranda, age 37, of Houston, Texas, was arrested by West Point Police for Driving While Unlicensed.

• West Point Police responded to an incident of Burglary which was reported on Avenue L.

• West Point Police took reports of three incidents of Criminal Trespass which were reported on Walnut Street.

• West Point Police responded to an incident of Theft which was reported on Third Avenue.

• West Point Police responded to an incident of Misdemeanor Theft by Taking which was reported in the area of Third Avenue.

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