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.
• Thursday night about 8:21 p.m., LaGrange Police were patrolling the area of Sunny Point Lake Access in where officers drove through the picnic area in the west area of the park and made contact with an occupied vehicle parked in the area.
Upon making contact with the driver, officers observed suspected marijuana sitting in plain view on the passenger’s side seat. Officers retrieved the suspected marijuana from the vehicle and confirmed their initial observations that it was the illegal narcotic. Police noted the marijuana recovered was broken up into a finer consistency which led them to believe it was prepped for use rather than distribution.
The driver, Michael Shane Lanier, later admitted he just came to the lake to sit by the water and smoke his blunt.
As a result, Lanier, age 47, 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.
Lanier was later released from the Troup County Jail on bond.
• Thursday evening about 5:33 p.m., LaGrange Police were called to the 100 block of South Page Street in reference to a fight in progress.
Officers arrived and separated the two male parties involved.
The first male, Duntrez Mitchell, stated he lives at the location with his mother, his girlfriend, and his mother’s new boyfriend, Michael Palmore. Mitchell stated he was approached by Palmore, who stated that his girlfriend has been being disrespectful toward to his mother and that the two need to work out their problem.
This agitated him and he began arguing with Palmore, to the point that Mitchell’s mother had to hold the two apart as they argued. He stated Palmore then pushed his way past his mother and punched him in the face and the two began fighting.
Police then spoke with Palmore, who stated he and Mitchell got into a heated argument, but refused to say about what and never mentioned actually fighting.
Officer finally spoke with the mother, who stated Palmore approached Mitchell about his girlfriend not helping out with household chores and clean up around the house. She stated Mitchell’s girlfriend does not pay rent and does not clean up after herself. She stated she believes Mitchell took Palmore’s concerns the wrong way and became angered.
The mother advised Mitchell and Palmore then began furiously arguing at point she told both of them to just leave. The argument continued to the point where she came between the two to keep them from fighting. Eventually, the argument reached the point where she could no longer keep the two apart, so she called 911. At this point, Palmore attempted to leave the residence and Mitchell pulled his car behind him to block him in. The two then argued some more which led to a mutual fight in the front yard and police arrived shortly afterwards.
As a result, Palmore and Mitchell were both placed under arrest and taken into custody. Palmore was also found to have an outstanding warrant from Carroll County Georgia for Aggravated Stalking.
Palmore, age 40, and Mitchell, age 21, were both transported to the Troup County Sheriff’s Office where they were charged with Disorderly Conduct.
• Thursday afternoon about 2:36 p.m., LaGrange Police responded to the 1000 block of Motley Street in reference to a Fraud report.
Officers arrived and spoke with the victim, who stated that she discovered unknown person( s) had obtained a debit card with her name on it and withdrew money from an unknown ATM on Hamilton Street.
The victim stated she her debit card mailed to her, but it was delivered to her prior address instead of her current address. She stated that she had just noticed on her bank statement that an unknown person activated this card and withdrew money from her account at an ATM on Hamilton Street in the amount of $142.60.
The transaction was posted on November 17.
This incident is still under investigation.
• Thursday morning about 9:28 a.m., LaGrange Police responded to the CVS Pharmacy on Hogansville Road in reference to a counterfeit bill.
Officers arrived and met with the store manager, who stated he recently received a text message from a the manager at the CVS Pharmacy on Roanoke Road indicating they received a fraudulent $100 bill on November 16. The Hogansville Road manager then checked his cash registers and discovered another forged $100 at his store.
They later determined both forged bills had the same serial numbers. The manager he then called the CVS Pharmacy on Morgan Street and they advised a cashier had refused a forged $100 on November 16, but police were not called for that incident.
CVS employees were later able to obtain video of the transaction. The video shows a black female enter the parking lot and exit a silver four door sedan at about 8:19 p.m. on Wednesday. The female was seen wearing a black Nike sweatshirt and was observed paying for an item at the register, which records show that she used a $100 bill to pay for the item.
This incident is still under investigation.
• West Point Police responded to an incident of Theft which was reported on Stocks Circle.
• West Point Police responded to an incident of Shoplifting which was reported on East 10th Street.
• Bridge LeGail Gilliam, age 53, of West Point, was arrested by West Point Police for Driving Under the Influence.
• West Point Police responded to separate incidents of Criminal Trespass which occurred on East 11th Street and Spruce Street.
• Lucious Cheeks, of La-Grange, Georgia was arrested for Driving While License Suspended and transported to the Troup County Jail without incident.