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.
• Sunday afternoon about 2:02 p.m., LaGrange Police responded to the Walmart on New Franklin Road in reference to Shoplifting.
Police arrived and met with Loss Prevention, who advised me that they detained a male identified as Jimmy Ray Pike for Shoplifting. According to Loss Prevention, Pike entered the store at about 1:38 p.m. and selected a Stanley wrench set valued at $20.14 and concealed it in his clothing.
The Loss Prevention officer stated Pike selected the wrench set in the automotive section and walked to the next aisle where he concealed the item down the front of his pants. He then selected a six pack of beer and paid for that item before attempting to exit the store without paying for the tool set.
Pike was later determined to only have one prior conviction for Shoplifting.
As a result, Pike, age 68, 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.
Pike was later released from the Troup County Jail on bond.
• Early Sunday morning about 12:20 a.m., LaGrange Police were in the area of Colquitt Street near South Ogletree Street completing a traffic stop with emergency lights activated, when officers observed a vehicle make an abrupt turn into a driveway.
Police then relocated to where the vehicle pulled into the driveway and two males fled from the car. Officers then began looking for the subjects and found a male standing in the shadows behind the residence.
Officers made contact the subject, who identified himself as Chris Harrison, which came back with no warrants.
Inside the vehicle, police located two cell phones, one of which had a contact listed as “Mom.” Officers then called the number and a female answered the phone saying the cell phone belonged to her son. When asked what her son’s name was, she stated that she had two sons. She stated her son Chris Harrison was currently at her residence asleep and advised that police had detained her other son, Kevin Harrison.
Police then confronted Kevin and asked him why he claimed to be Chris and he could provide any reasonable explanation. He also admitted he did not live at the location where he was found hiding in the shadows.
As a result, Kevin Harrison, age 42, was arrested and transported to the Troup County Sheriff’s Office where he was booked into the jail and charged with Loitering/Prowling and Obstruction of Officers.
Harrison was later released from the Troup County Jail on bond.
• Saturday afternoon about 2:15 p.m., LaGrange Police responded to the Walmart on New Franklin Road in reference to Shoplifting.
Officers arrived and made contact with Loss Prevention, who advised they had detained female identified as Ashley Lynn Gates for Shoplifting.
Police were advised that Gates entered the store at about 1:30 p.m. and selected several items, and attempted to exit the store with a $48.06 worth of merchandise concealed under several other items that she paid for.
According to Loss Prevention, Gates selected two pillows and several miscellaneous pieces of clothing valued at a total of $48.06 and attempted to exit the store without paying the items.
A Criminal History Check on Gates revealed she only had one previous conviction for Shoplifting.
As a result, Gates, age 26, was arrested and transported to the Troup County Sheriff’s Office where she was booked into the jail and charged with Theft by Shoplifting – Less than $500 and issued a Criminal Trespass Warning banning her from Walmart at the store’s request.
Gates was later released from the Troup County Jail on $1,000 bond.
• Saturday morning about 8:41 a.m., LaGrange Police responded to the Town and Country Motel on New Franklin Road in reference to serving an active Parole Violation warrant on Anthony Butts through the State Board of Pardon and Parole.
Police arrived and made contact with Butts at the front door to Room 136. When Butts opened the door, officers could see in plain view green leafy substance believed to be marijuana and some and rolling papers sitting on a table.
A female companion of Butts, later identified as Toya Bonner, was determined to be in the restroom when officers arrived, so police asked whose marijuana it was.
Butts then replied that it was Bonner’s, but she denied possession of the suspected marijuana and stated that she has been asleep.
Police then explained that due to both denying possession and both having equal access, that they would all be taken into custody for constructive possession.
As a result, Butts, age 49, and Bonner, age 42, were arrested and transported to the Troup County Sheriff’s Office where they were both charged with Possession of Marijuana – Less than an Ounce.
Bonner was later released from the Troup County Jail on $1,000 bond.
Butts was additionally charged with Parole Violation and as of press time he is still being held without bond.
• West Point Police responded to an incident of Theft of Lost or Mislaid Property which was reported on Highway 29.
• Alvin Murray Jones, age 27, of Orrville, Alabama, was arrested by West Point Police for Driving with a Suspended License.
• Mario Anibal Guerrero, age 55, of Houston, Texas, was arrested by West Point Police for Driving Unlicensed.