Police Looking For Man In Domestic Violence Incident

LaGrange Police have issued warrants for the arrest of a local man stemming from a domestic violence incident.

Monday night about 10:32 p.m., LaGrange Police responded to 1300 block of Hogansville Road in reference to a domestic disturbance.

Police arrived and made contact with the victim, who stated that her husband, Jeremy Dodd, had forced his way into her residence, broke several items, and physically threw her around the residence before leaving.

The female stated that she and Dodd have been married for eight years, but they have been separated since the beginning of October of this year due to his anger management issues. She stated they have children together, but they no longer live in the same household.

The victim explained that at about 10:20 p.m., she was inside when the rear door to her residence was suddenly forcefully opened by Dodd pulling it open. She stated after Dodd entered she began running toward the front door while calling 911, but he grabbed her and forced her to the ground and took the phone.

She stated he then briefly walked out of the residence, but returned a short time later and threw the cell phone against a mirror causing both to break. He then kicked the front of her television causing damage to the screen.

The victim stated Dodd then grabbed her and began trying to drag her outside of the residence. He then threw her against the couch and walked outside, at which point he left in his gold Honda Accord. She then ran to a neighbor’s residence call 911.

The victim advised Dodd has a violent temper and is constantly accusing her of cheating even though they have separated.

Police checked the rear door and found evidence that it had been forced open. Police also observed the damaged mirror and cell phone, which were completely destroyed. The television was also observed to be damaged with an obvious foot print on the screen.

The victim had a torn t-shirt where she had allegedly been dragged through her home. Police also documented scrapes and bruising on the victim’s face, arms, and legs.

Officers had Troup County Deputies respond to Dodd’s residence on Teaver Road, but they were unable to make contact with anyone at the location and advised that the gold Honda was not present.

Police attempted to make contact with Dodd via telephone, but also had negative contact.

Officers were later able to secure warrants on Dodd for Battery – Family Violence Act, Criminal Trespass – Family Violence Act, and Interference with a Call for Emergency Service.

This incident is still under investigation.

If anyone has any additional information regarding this incident or the whereabouts of Jeremy Dodd, please contact the LaGrange Police Department at 706883-2603 or Troup County Crime Stoppers at 706-8121000, or text an anonymous tip to 274637, keyword “LAGRANGE.” Tips can also be submitted online at www.lagrangega.org.

Tommy Murphy Staff Writer