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.
• Thursday evening about 6:19 p.m., LaGrange Police responded to the Citgo fuel station on Commerce Avenue in reference to Counterfeiting.
Police arrived and spoke to the store clerk, who stated a female attempted to buy items with a counterfeit $10 bill.
The female remained on scene and spoke to police, advising she did not know the bill was fake. She stated an unknown black had been at her apartment earlier in the day and had asked if she had change for a $10 bill. She stated she thought nothing of it at the time and gave him the change.
She stated she later attempted to spend the bill, at which time she was advised that it was fake.
The female described the person who gave her the fraudulent bill as a dark skinned black male with facial hair on his chin. She stated he is either a resident of Tall Pines Apartments or frequently visits the area.
This incident is still under investigation.
• Thursday afternoon about 12:06 p.m., LaGrange Police were assisting Troup County Sheriff’s Deputies with a search for Terry Smith, who was wanted in Coweta County for a Felony Probation Violation.
Smith had previously fled from deputies at in the 1400 block of New Franklin Road.
Officers were checking the area of Anne Bailey Road near New Franklin Road when they observed Smith crossing the road walking south. They then immediately stopped and ordered Smith to stop, but he began running south and into Dolly’s Mobile Home Park. After a short foot pursuit, Smith crawled under a mobile home trailer, so a perimeter was set up around the residence. Smith eventually surrendered to Troup County Sheriff’s Deputies and was taken into custody without further incident.
Smith later began complaining of chest pains, so he was transported to West Georgia Medical Center.
After being cleared by medical staff, Smith, age 38, was arrested and transported to the Troup County Sheriff’s Office where he was booked into the jail and charged with Obstruction of Officers and held for the aforementioned warrant.
• Thursday morning about 10:45 a.m., LaGrange Police responded to the 300 block of North Lewis Street in reference to serving an active Parole Violation warrant on Wade Lamar Marshall through the State of Georgia Pardons and Parole.
Marshall was located and taken into custody without incident.
According to state records, Marshall had been paroled in 2015 after serving only four years for a 20 year sentence for Child Molestation.
Marshall, age 48, was arrested and transported to the Troup County Sheriff’s Office where he was booked into the jail and charged with the aforementioned warrant.
Marshall is being held at the Troup County Jail where he was denied bond.
• Wednesday evening about 5:55 p.m., LaGrange Police responded to the 500 block of Milam Street in reference to a Residential Burglary.
Officers arrived and spoke to the homeowners, who stated they had been gone since 5:30 a.m. and returned at about 4:30 p.m. to find the glass on their front door had been broken and door was standing wide open.
Upon entering the residence, they discovered various drawers in the kitchen appeared to have been rummaged through as they were left open and some their contents was dumped on the floor.
Police observed the glass panel near the handle on the door had been broken and there was broken glass near the door. There was also a brick lying inside the residence near the entrance.
Missing from the residence were two pieces of costume jewelry, valued at about $30. A jar containing about $3 to $4 in loose coins was also taken. The residence later advised they were missing a pack of hotdogs and some cheese from the refrigerator, valued at about $5.
Police processed the residence for fingerprints and canvassed her area for any potential witnesses, but no one reported seeing anything unusual.
This incident is still under investigation.
• Wednesday evening about 5:40 p.m., LaGrange Police were in the 200 block of Banks Street when officers learned that wanted subject, John Aaron Runels, lived at a residence in the area.
After confirming Runels had three active warrants for his arrest, police attempted to make contact at the residence.
Prior to doing so, officers could hear children talking and noise coming from a television. Officers then began knocking and everything got quiet inside, to the point that police could hear a male inside whispering.
Police continued to knock at the door to no avail, until additional officers discovered the backdoor was open to the residence. Once additional help arrived, officers entered the home and Runels was found inside the residence.
Runels, age 32, was arrested and transported to the Troup County Sheriff’s Office where he was booked into the jail and charged with Battery – Family Violence Act, two counts of Third Degree Cruelty to Children, and Obstruction of Officers. As of press time, Runels is being held at the Troup County Jail on $7,000 bond.
• Deondus Lamar Rowland, age 28, of Salem, AL was arrested for by West Point Police for Fleeing or Attempting to Elude a Police Officer.
• Videz Desono Hargett, age 46, of West Point, GA was arrested for by West Point Police on a warrant for Probation Violation.
• West Point Police responded to an incident of Theft by Shoplifting which was reported in the area of East 10th Street.