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.
• Wednesday morning about 10:30 a.m., LaGrange Police responded to the SunRidge apartment complex on Hogansville Road in reference to a theft.
Police arrived and made contact with the complainant, who advised she wished to report a theft. The female stated she left her residence about 11 p.m. and returned home the next morning about 10 a.m. She stated once she entered into her bedroom, she noticed her brown in color Tart brand purse, valued at $500 was missing.
According to the victim, the purse contained several pieces of jewelry, valued at $3,000, several identification and financial documents, and about $1,000 in cash.
The victim stated she was unable to find any evidence of forced entry into the apartment and no further items disturbed or missing.
The victim stated she believes that her roommate, who was not on scene at the time, may have been responsible for the theft. She further advised she already confronted the roommate, but she denied taking the purse.
This incident is still under investigation.
• Wednesday afternoon about 3:30 p.m., LaGrange Police were at the Daniel Street Food Mart when officers observed a wanted subject, later confirmed to be Tony Deshun Williams.
Officers approached Williams and advised he was under arrest. He then stood up and officers took his placed his hands behind his back, at which point Williams began to physically resist and pulled his hands apart and he place his right hand into his pocket.
Officers instructed Williams several times to take his hands out of his pocket, but he refused to comply. Police then forcibly removed William’s hand from his pocked at took him into custody.
Williams was then searched to arrest, but no contraband was found.
After confirming Williams had a Failure to Appear warrant through the City of LaGrange for an original charge of Open Container and a Superior Court Probation Violation for an original drug distribution charge, he was placed under arrest.
Willams, age 26, was arrested and transported to the Troup County Sheriff’s Office where he was charged with Obstruction of Officers and the aforementioned warrants.
Williams is currently being held at the Troup County Jail where he was denied bond.
• Wednesday night about 10:52 p.m., LaGrange Police responded to the Los Nopales restaurant on South Davis Road in reference to an alleged drunk driver who had caused a collision while attempting to leave the parking lot.
Police were advised by 911 that an employee had offered to call a cab for the driver because he was intoxicated, but he refused.
Officers arrived and located an unoccupied burgundy GMC Sierra pickup truck parked sideways in a parking space with a dark blue Honda Accord parked behind the truck.
Police then made contact with the employee, who handed over the keys to the truck and stated the intoxicated driver was at the front door of the business. The employee explained that he tried to call a cab, but the driver ignored his pleas not to drive and backed into the blue Honda. The employee was then able to remove the keys from the ignition.
Officers then made contact with the driver, Anthony Baldwin, who was initially on his cell phone when police approached. Baldwin advised that he had a ride on the way and while talking to officers he dropped his cell phone on the ground.
Police say Baldwin was unsteady on his feet, his speech was slurred, and he had a heavy odor of an alcoholic beverage about his breath. Officers then had him walk back to his truck where he admitted that he had three margaritas and was drunk. He also openly admitted to backing into the Honda.
Officers then had Baldwin submit to a few sobriety tests, which indicated he was impaired and unsafe to drive.
Baldwin was then placed under arrest and taken into custody for driving drunk.
Baldwin was then asked if he would submit to a state administered breath test and he refused.
When asked for his proof of insurance, Baldwin advised his insurance card should be somewhere in his truck and consented to a search to look it. Police then searched the vehicle and were unable to locate a single vehicle insurance document.
While investigating the incident, Baldwin’s landlord arrived on scene and advised she had been who he had called when police first arrived. Police say while speaking with her about taking possession of the truck, she was very hesitant about doing so. Due to this and the fact that officers were unable to locate any insurance documents, the vehicle was towed from the scene.
Baldwin, age 34, was arrested and transported to the Troup County Sheriff’s Office where he was booked into the jail and charged with Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol – Less Safe and Failure to Maintain Minimum Insurance.
Baldwin was later released from the Troup County Jail on $2,000 bond.
• West Point Police responded to an incident of Aggravated Assault –Family Violence Act which was reported in the area of Martin Luther King Jr. Drive.
• West Point Police took a report of Armed Robbery in the area of East 11th Street where a male stated that he had been robbed at gunpoint while walking to the store.
This incident is still under investigation.
• West Point Police responded to an incident of Criminal Damage to Property was reported on West 12th Street.