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 Tuesday morning about 2:16 a.m., LaGrange Police responded to the 800 block of Forrest Avenue for the second time in response to a fight in progress.
Officers arrived and heard a male voice yelling from inside the residence, so police entered and made contact with Odis Lamont Harris, who stated he was angry because his family had beat him up and took his money.
Harris’ mother was on scene and denied the accusations, saying Harris was just drunk and had been drinking all day.
Police say Harris was unsteady on his feet, slurring his words, and using profanity. He was given multiple opportunities to calm down and go to sleep, but he refused. He then went out onto the front porch of the residence and continued to yell and curse, which disturbed his neighbors and prompted multiple calls to 911.
Police had previously been at the residence about two hours prior in response to a verbal altercation involving Harris and other members of his family. At the time, Harris agreed to go to sleep and to not continue to cause a disturbance, but he obviously refused to comply.
As a result, Harris, age 26, was arrested and transported to the Troup Count Sheriff’s Office where he was booked into the jail and charged with Disorderly Conduct.
Harris was later released from the Troup County Jail on bond.
• Tuesday afternoon about 1:32 p.m., LaGrange Police responded to the Feeding the Valley Food Bank on Gordon Commercial Drive in reference to a theft. Officers arrived and spoke to an employee, who advised two of the community service workers that had been helping at the location, Lamar James Walker, III and Alan Steven Gamble, took several items from the location. The employee advised the two left prior to police arrival in a silver SUV.
Additional officers were able to make contact with the two in the 800 block of Borton Street and recovered several stolen items.
Employees later confirmed the items were taken from the food bank and determined they were valued at $297.
Police later checked the criminal histories for both subjects and neither was determined to have three or more convictions for Shoplifting.
As a result, Walker, age 46, and Gamble, age 57, were arrested and transported to the Troup County Sheriff’s Office where they were booked into the jail and charged with Theft by Shoplifting – Less than $500.
Both subjects were later released from the Troup County Jail on bond.
• Tuesday afternoon about 1:30 p.m., LaGrange Police were in the area of Bell Street when officers observed a suspicious U-Haul truck parked on a dirt path in the wooded lot between Bell Street and Cedar Street.
Officers began to investigate and determined the rear cargo door was open and emptied, but the cab was locked and unoccupied.
Police contacted 911 to run the Arizona tag on the truck and had them call the local U-Haul for additional information. Just as a tow truck arrived to remove the abandoned vehicle, officers were informed that the truck had been stolen from the All Self Storage.
After a key was made for the truck, police were able to enter the cab and found a pair of bolt cutters under the seat in the cab.
Officers then relocated to All Self Storage on Lukken Industrial Drive and spoke with the owner, who advised the truck had been stolen from the property on July 24 at about 11:05 p.m.
The owner advised the surveillance cameras captured two individuals on the property, but the video was poor and they were unable to identify gender, race, or even provide clothing descriptions for the suspects.
Police were advised the stolen truck was valued over $50,000.
This incident is still under investigation.
• Early Wednesday morning about 1 a.m., LaGrange Police were on foot patrol in the area of Ward Street, when officers made contact with Ronald Ray McCormick, who is on felony probation for prior drug offenses.
Officers were familiar with McCormick from previous encounters and aware he had been found to be in possession of methamphetamine. When questioned, McCormick advised that he did not possess any drugs and consented to a search of his person.
Police then searched Mc-Cormick and located three folding knives and a glass smoking device with a substantial amount of suspected methamphetamine plainly visible inside.
McCormick was then placed under arrest and taken into custody for the illegal narcotics.
McCormick later stated that he just left Ward Street where he obtained some methamphetamine from Harold Folds, who was wanted by the State Court and suspected of distributing methamphetamine.
Police attempted to make contact with Folds, but had negative contact.
As a result, McCormick, age 33, was arrested and transported to the Troup County Sheriff’s Office where he was booked into the jail and charged with Possession of Methamphetamine. McCormick is currently being held at the Troup County Jail where he was denied bond.
• West Point Police responded to two separate incidents of Fraud which were reported on Highway 18 and East 10th Street.
• West Point Police responded to an incident of Entering Auto which was reported on Neal Street.
• Amanda Nicole Lawhorn, age 23, of West Point, was arrested by West Point Police for Obstruction of Law Enforcement.
• Jerry Jerome Robinson, age 37, of West Point, was arrested by West Point Police for Simple Battery, Terroristic Threats, and Cruelty to Children.