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Friday September 16th

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.

• Monday afternoon about 2:18 p.m., LaGrange Police responded to the Walmart on New Franklin Road at Walmart in reference to Shoplifting.

Police arrived and spoke with the store’s Loss Prevention Officer, who advised she had detained two women for allegedly attempting to shoplift. She stated she had also made a previous police report on the same two women from an incident on Saturday where they had committed a similar act.

The Loss Prevention Officer stated that based on the previous incident, she began watching the two, later identified as Paula Suzzanne Ashley and her daughter Tabatha Noel Ashley, on camera and noticed they did not come in the store with any merchandise.

P. Ashley and T. Ashley both began selecting merchandise and placing the items in a shopping cart. The two then walked to customer service with a receipt and fraudulently returned the items which include groceries, DVDs, and pet food, valued at about $74. Police say P. Ashley was visibly upset and was crying apologetically as they made contact in the Loss Prevention Office. When asked what happened, P. Ashley stated both her and her daughter found several receipts in the parking lot and attempted to return merchandise that she never initially purchased, which had been printed on the receipt.

The two were then taken into custody and searched to arrest. During the search, officers located numerous receipts that appeared to have been run over by a vehicle inside a purse belonging to P. Ashley.

According to P. Ashley, she had been given most of the receipts to use for fraudulent returns and had been told it was easy to shoplift from Walmart.

Both women were later issued Criminal Trespass Warnings banning them from Walmart at the store’s request. As a result, both P. Ashley, age 52, and T. Ashley, age 25, were arrested and transported to the Troup County Sheriff’s Office where they were booked into the jail and charged with two counts of Theft by Shoplifting – Less than $500 for this and the previous incident.

Both subjects were later release from the Troup County Jail on $2,000 bond each.

• Monday evening about 5:23 p.m., LaGrange responded to Sirrine Street in reference to a Residential Burglary.

Police arrived and met with the complainant, who stated that sometime between 8 a.m. and 2:50 p.m., unknown person( s) entered her home and stole a 52” Samsung TV, valued at $1500.

The victim stated when she arrived home she noticed the back door was open. She stated she was uncertain if the door had been locked or not. There was also a broken window on the left side of the house.

There were no signs of forced entry into the window or door.

Officers processed the location for fingerprints and canvassed the area for any potential witnesses, but no one reported seeing or hearing anything unusual.

This incident is still under investigation.

• Monday night about 9:30 p.m. LaGrange Police made contact with Ternando Quartez Bryant in the 1500 block of Lafayette Parkway after he was detained by Hogansville Police Department and transported to the city limits of LaGrange.

Police took custody of Bryant who had warrants for Failure to Appear through the City of LaGrange Municipal Court for original charges of Open Container, Driving While License Suspended, Duty Upon Striking a Fixed Object, and Failure to Maintain Lane.

Bryant, age 28, was arrested and transported to the Troup County Sheriff’s Office where he was booked into the jail and charged with the aforementioned warrants.

• Monday night about 9:54 p.m., LaGrange Police responded to the 1000 block of Colquitt Street in reference to Residential Burglary.

Police arrived and made contact with the complainant, who stated he arrived home to find the side door to his residence had been kicked in. Officers entered the residence to clear the location, but did not locate anyone inside.

The victim stated he left from the residence at about 7:30 p.m. and had just arrived back home. He stated he armed his alarm system prior to leaving and advised he believed the alarm scared off whoever kicked in his door. The alarm was still going off when he arrived home.

Upon initial inspection nothing appeared to be missing from the residence. Officers checked throughout the house with the victim and nothing looked disturbed.

The victim stated he did not know who would have kicked in his door, but stated he believes it was just some teenagers in the area. The damage to the door appeared to be less than $500.

Officers processed the door for fingerprints, but had negative results. This incident is still under investigation.

• Early Monday morning about 6:58 p.m. LaGrange Police responded to New Ventures on Fort Drive in reference to a Commercial Burglary.

Police arrived and made contact with the complainant, an employee of the business, who stated that over the weekend unknown person(s) threw a large block through one of the side windows located on the west side of the building causing the entire window to shatter.

There were no signs of entry and that this appeared to be a random criminal act.

The 34 x 101 tempered glass was completely shattered and is estimated at $1,500 to replace. The block that was used to break the window was lying just outside the window and was originally sitting on the opposite side of the entrance. The business is in the process of reviewing security footage to see of the incident may have been caught on video.

This incident is still under investigation.

• West Point Police responded to an incident of Simple Assault and Simple Battery which was reported in the area of O.G. Skinner Drive.

• West Point Police took reports of an incident of Aggravated Assault and Armed Robbery which allegedly occurred in the area of Avenue D.

• Lisa Horne Ward, age 46, of Valley, AL was arrested by West Point Police for Battery.

• Sierrah Bethany Abernathy, age 22, of LaGrange, was arrested by West Point Police for Driving with a Suspended License.