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Wednesday September 21st

Police & Sheriff’s Reports

• Cortez Decarlos Rucker, age 21, of West Point, was arrested by West Point Police for Criminal Trespass.

• West Point Police responded to an incident of Financial Transaction Card fraud which was reported in the area of Highway 18.

• Friday morning about 8:27 a.m., LaGrange Police responded to the 100 block of Ragland Street in reference to Criminal Damage to Property.

Police arrived and spoke with the complainant who advised that she parked her grey Hyundai Sonata in the parking lot at Harris Park around 8:30 p.m. the previous night and when she came back to it at 8:15 a.m., the vehicle was damaged.

The vehicle was keyed down the passenger side, there was a dent on the trunk lid, both brake lights were broken out, the passenger side headlight was busted out, and several different derogatory terms for females were painted in the hood, passenger side, and trunk lid in black spray paint. There were lines also spray painted on the driver’s side of the vehicle.

The damage to the vehicle was estimated damage at $2,500.

The victim stated she doesn’t know anyone who would have done this to her vehicle.

Police photographed the vehicle as evidence and this incident remains under investigation.

• Friday night about 7:50 p.m., LaGrange Police responded to the 300 block of Commerce Avenue in reference to a hit and run automobile collision with injuries.

Police arrived and spoke to the driver of a grey Infiniti G35 who stated he was stopped at a red light in the inner eastbound lane when he was struck from the rear. He stated the initial impact from the rear ended collision caused his vehicle to be forced into a collision with the vehicle stopped in front of him.

This driver stated the vehicle that had struck him fled the scene in an unknown direction. The fleeing vehicle was described as either a grey Nissan Altima or Toyota Camry with an unknown black male with dreadlocks driving the vehicle.

The driver of the Infiniti complained of knee and neck pain and was examined by paramedics on site, who ultimately transported him to the West Georgia Medical Center for further treatment. A passenger in the Infiniti also complained of back and neck pain and was taken to the hospital.

The driver of the lead vehicle that was struck by the Infiniti also stated she was stopped at the red light when she was rear-ended. She complained of stiffness in her neck, but refused medical treatment.

This incident is still under investigation.

• Friday night about 9:47 p.m., LaGrange Police responded to the 1200 block of Troup Street in reference to a domestic disturbance.

Prior to their arrival officers were advised by 911 that the offender, Ricky Wells, had kicked in the back door to the residence.

Police arrived and observed damage to the door, showing it appeared to have been kicked in.

Officers spoke to the complainant, who stated that Wells is her fiancée and they live together in the residence. She said that when she arrived home from work Wells was not there. She stated Wells came home at about 9:40 and tried to get in the house, but she locked the door and would not let him in the house because he had been out drinking and was intoxicated.

She stated Wells then became angry, kicked in the back door, and began to cussing at her.

Police then spoke to Wells (offender), who admitted he did kick in the door because his fiancée did not let him in the house. He denied cursing at her or becoming physical with her.

According to the female, Wells is not on the lease or making any financial payment for his part of the living arrangement. Because of this, officers advised Wells that he does not have any right to be there and would have to leave if she no longer wants him there.

As police spoke with Wells, he was observed to be staggering and having trouble following verbal instructions. He also had a strong odor of alcohol coming from his person. Wells stated that he had been drinking and admitted that he is drunk.

While trying to sort out the situation, Wells continued to be very argumentative and continued to argue with the female complainant, so officers advised him that he would have to leave the residence. Wells then stated that he didn’t have a place to go or any money for a hotel.

Police then asked the female how she would like the situation to be resolved and she stated she would be willing to let Wells stay in his room and sleep it off. She stated if Wells would stay in his room it would be alright with her.

Wells, however, was still angry and stated he did not want to stay, but rather wanted to go out and walk the street. Police advised Wells that he could not walk the street because he had been drinking and he could not even walk straight. Officers advised Wells that it would be Public Drunkenness and for his safety they could not let him just walk the streets in his condition.

Wells then continued to be very argumentative and stated that he would rather be taken to jail and walked out to the street despite officer’s request for him to not do so.

Officers then placed Wells under arrest and took him into custody.

Wells, age 53, was arrested and transported to the Troup County Sheriff’s Office where he was booked into the jail and charged with Public Drunkenness.

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

• Saturday morning about 8:40 a.m., LaGrange Police responded to the Waffle House on Hamilton Road near Troup High School in reference to a counterfeit bill.

Police arrived and spoke to the manager who stated they were able to see that the $100 bill was counterfeit before accepting it and was not out any money.

The female that attempted to pass the bill stated that she received the bill from the Walmart on New Franklin Road sometime last week while cashing her paycheck and did not realize that it was not real.

Police took the fraudulent $100 bill into evidence and this incident remains under investigation.

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.