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 afternoon about 12:01 p.m., LaGrange Police responded to the Walmart on New Franklin Road in reference to an alleged shoplifter that had been detained by store personnel.
Police arrived and made contact with the store’s Loss Prevention Officer, who stated she observed the suspect, Samantha Sims, conceal about 17 items in her book bag, and attempt to leave the store without paying for the items.
The Loss Prevention Officer stated that when she confronted Sims about the merchandise, valued at $118.60. Sims told her that she had a list of items that people wanted her to get. She stated that she had come into the store to get the items, and in return they were going to give her money for them, explain she needed the money for Christmas.
Sims then asked if she was going to jail and police advised that she was. Sims then began saying that she had no one to watch her children if she went to jail. She explained that a family member had her kids at the time, but they aren’t capable of watching them for long periods of time.
After contacting police supervisors and ensuring this incident would not be a felony, officers elected to cite and release Sims with Theft by Shoplifting – Less than $500.
Sims, age 27, was issued a Criminal Trespass Warning banning her from Walmart at the store’s request and advised that she would need to secure adequate child care by her court date.
• Wednesday afternoon about 2:53 p.m., LaGrange Police responded to the American Red Cross on Dallis Street in reference to a Criminal Trespass.
Officers arrived and spoke to a Red Cross representative, who explained that unknown person(s) had broken out the passenger side window on their Ford Super Duty work vehicle.
The female advised that there was a small hole in the window which appeared to be from a BB gun or pellet gun before the window shattered. The complainant stated she has no idea who may have broken the window.
The window was estimated at about $500 to replace.
This incident is still under investigation.
• Wednesday night about 8:26 p.m., LaGrange Police were patrolling the area of Grady Street when officers observed a grey GMC Sierra with a malfunctioning tag light.
A traffic stop was then conducted and officers made contact with the driver of the vehicle, Jimmy Dawson McCamey. After explaining the reason for the stop, officers ran McCamey’s License and learned he had an active warrant for his arrest through the City of LaGrange for Probation Violation.
As result, McCamey, age 73, was arrested and transported to the Troup County Sheriff’s Office where he was booked into the jail and charged with the warrant for Probation Violation and issued a citation for Tag Light Violation.
McCamey is currently being held at the Troup County Jail where he was denied bond.
• Early Thursday morning about 12:20 a.m., LaGrange Police responded to the area near ALDI on New Franklin Road in reference to reports of an unknown subject doing what appeared to be attempting to pull a speed limit sign out of the ground.
As officers arrived in the area, they observed the 35 mph speed limit sign on the east side of the roadway swaying back and forth due to it reflecting off their headlights. As officers got closer, officers observed a male in a white shirt trying to pull the sign out of the ground. Officers made contact with the subject, who they were familiar with as Dexter Morrell Johnson, and it immediately became clear that he was intoxicated. Police say Johnson was unsteady on his feet, swaying in place, his speech was slurred, and he had an odor of alcohol coming from his person.
Due to his obvious drunkenness and his actions with the street sign, officers placed Johnson under arrest.
Johnson, age 44, was arrested and transported to the Troup County Sheriff’s Office where he was booked into the jail and charged with Public Drunkenness.
Johnson was later released from the Troup County Jail on bond.
• Early Thursday morning about 2:45 a.m., LaGrange Police observed a Ford Crown Victoria travelling north on Whitesville Road.
Officers performed a quick check of the vehicle’s tag revealed that the vehicle’s registration had been suspended. A traffic stop was then conducted on the vehicle near Butler Street and officers made contact with the driver, Joshua O’Neal.
O’Neal was asked for his license and he admitted he had a suspended license, but handed over a Georgia identification card.
Police were then able to confirm that his driver’s license was in fact suspended for child support obligations.
As a result, O’Neal, age 31, was arrested and transported to the Troup County Sheriff’s Office where he was booked into the jail and charged with Driving While License Suspended and Driving with a Suspended Tag Registration.
O’Neal was later released from the Troup County Jail on bond.
• Thursday night about 9:32 p.m., LaGrange Police responded to North Cary Street in reference to a Residential Burglary.
Officers arrived and were advised by witnesses that someone had broken one of the apartments through a window in the rear of the residence.
Police relocated to the back of the building and found a window screen had been partially removed and the window had been pried open, which led them to believe this was the point of entry.
Officers also found that the back door to the residence had been unlocked from the inside and was left open, which they assume to be the most likely point of exit due there being no evidence of forced entry on the door.
Police cleared the residence and found no suspects inside. The children’s bedrooms appeared to be untouched, but he the master bedroom was in complete disarray. The mattress was removed from the frame and the contents of the closet and drawers were dumped onto the floor.
Officers processed the location for fingerprints and this incident remains under investigation.