LaGrange Police have arrested a woman on a felony charge after she called them out for help. They ended up arresting her though after determining she had threatened to kill a family member over some allegedly stolen property.
Tuesday afternoon about 2:06 p.m., LaGrange Police responded to the 200 block of Vine Street in reference to reports of a theft.
While en route, officers were advised by 911 dispatchers that the female caller was in a verbal altercation with a second party and that the caller was threatening to kill the second party.
Police arrived and made contact with the 911 caller, Kiana Janice Broome, who advised that she believes her cousin stole some identification belonging to their grandmother and sold it.
While speaking with Broome, Officer observed a pair of scissors sticking out of her jeans pocket, so the potential weapon was temporarily removed from her possession for everyone’s safety.
The grandmother was also on scene and advised that no one stole anything of hers. She also shouted to Broome that she had no business running about with scissors, threatening to kill her cousin.
Police interviewed both cousins separately and then what occurred with the threats and scissors. Broome immediately stated that it was in self-defense, but when asked what happened that she felt the need to defend herself, she advised simply because her cousin had stolen from her.
Broome later changed her story to say that she never said “kill,” but she had said she would “f*** her up” for stealing her belongings.
As a result, Broome, age 21, was arrested and transported to the Troup County Sheriff’s Office where she was booked into the jail and charged with Making Terroristic Threats (Felony).
As of press time, Broome is being held at the Troup County Jail without bond.
Tommy Murphy Staff Writer