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Friday September 9th

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.

• Saturday afternoon about 3:24 p.m., LaGrange Police responded to the 100 block of Main Street in reference to reports of Indecent Exposure.

Police arrived and spoke with the female complainant, who stated there was a male that had urinated on the side of her business and he had been asking for money.

The female positively identified the male, Henry Craig Biggins, who claimed he had not urinated. When officers informed Biggins that he had been seen and there were security cameras in the area, he then admitted he had urinated in public because he had nowhere else to go.

Biggins, age 30, was then arrested and transported to the Troup County Sheriff’s Office where he was booked into the jail and charged with Indecent Exposure. Biggins was also issued a Criminal Trespass Warning for area.

Biggins was later released from the Troup County Jail on bond.

Police & Sheriff’s Reports 09-09-2016

• Tuesday night about 9:05 p.m., LaGrange Police responded to the Chick-fil-A on Commerce Avenue in reference to reports of a maroon Toyota in the parking lot with multiple subjects possibly doing drugs.

As officers arrived, the maroon Toyota Camry left the parking lot so a traffic stop was initiated on the vehicle for a Tail Light Violation.

Police say the windows were rolled down on the vehicle and a strong odor of marijuana was observed from a few feet away from the vehicle. The odor appeared to be strongest near the rear driver side seat where passenger Jordan Osborne was sitting.

Police first spoke to the driver, who denied any marijuana being in the vehicle and claimed the odor was old. Officers later spoke to Osborne and he admitted that there was marijuana in the vehicle and pulled out some marijuana rolled in brown rolling paper from the arm rest of the door beside him.

Osborne was removed from the vehicle and taken into custody, at which point he claimed the marijuana belonged to everyone in the vehicle. Police then searched the vehicle, but no further other contraband was found.

Officers later separated the occupants of the vehicle and spoke to all four individually.

A female driver stated they had been at Walmart prior to going to Chick-fil-A and that is where she found out Osborne had marijuana with him.

Another male passenger stated he does not smoke and thought the smell in the car was marijuana, but thought the odor was old and he did not know there was any still in the vehicle.

The female passenger stated she did not know that anybody had marijuana with them, but advised she smelled marijuana coming from Osborne starting while they were at Walmart.

Police say Osborne eventually admitted that the marijuana joint he handed over was his, but stated nothing else in the car belonged to him.

As a result, Osborne, age 18, was arrested and transported to the Troup County Sheriff’s Office where he was booked into the jail and charged with Possession of Marijuana – Less than an Ounce.

Osborne was later released from the Troup County Jail on bond.

• Tuesday night about 7:20 p.m., LaGrange Police responded to the Kroger on Commerce Avenue in reference to Shoplifting.

While en route, officers located the suspect, a 15-yearold male juvenile, and detained him in the Pizza Hut parking lot.

Police later arrived at Kroger and spoke with the manager, who advised that the subject had stolen two display phones from the store. Police then searched the juvenile suspect and located two display phones in his pants pockets as well as three small toy die cast cars. The manager then confirmed that the phones were from Kroger, as well as the three toy cars.

Police were advised the phones were only display models with no real value, but the die cast cars were valued at $19.23.

The manager also advised the juvenile had also damaged an employee’s vehicle in the parking lot as he was fled through the parking lot after the theft.

The juvenile was then placed under arrest for Shoplifting and issued a Criminal Trespass Warning for Kroger at the manager’s request.

Police then spoke with the owner of the damaged vehicle, a white 1998 Chevrolet 1500, which had noticeable damage to the driver’s side window of the truck from the suspect striking it with a spatula. The damage was estimated at $200.

A store employee had actually witnessed the juvenile damaging the vehicle with the spatula and when he was first detained he did have a metal spatula in his possession.

Once the investigation was complete, police were advised by Juvenile Intake to release the teen to his mother. Officers spoke to the mother who advised her son had serious mental issues including ADHD, Bi-polar, and Schizophrenia. She advised that he is currently receiving out-patient treatment and consistently taking his mental medications. She also noted he has been committed to several mental institutions in the past for treatment.

The juvenile’s counselor also responded to the scene and she advised that they would be taking him to Columbus as soon as they left the location to be admitted into in-house treatment facility.

The juvenile was then released to his mother after being issued the juvenile complaints.

Police then went back inside to collect the security camera footage of the incident. While doing so, officers were advised by the counselor that the juvenile had jumped out of his mother’s car and was fighting with her near Commerce Avenue. Officers then went back outside and located the juvenile actively fighting with his mother on Commerce Avenue.

Officers were eventually able to get the juvenile back into a patrol vehicle where he was again detained until his mother and counselor were able to speak with the doctor about having him taken to West Georgia Medical Center.

Officers then transported the juvenile to the West Georgia Medical Center where he was admitted for a mental evaluation.

Police noted that the juvenile seemed to be very mentally unbalanced the entire time they had contact. He would have severe mood swings where he would scream profanities and threaten violence, but then suddenly be polite and courteous as possible. He appeared to be truly unable to control himself.

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