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.
• Sunday afternoon about 3:20 p.m., LaGrange Police responded to the 400 block of South Lee Street in reference to a domestic disturbance.
Officers arrived and made contact with the resident, who reported that there was domestic situation involving his daughter, Maria Montana Phillips.
Police later determined that Phillips had multiple warrants for her arrest through Municipal Court so officers entered the residence with consent to look for the wanted female.
After clearing the residence, officers found hiding in a closet and she was taken into custody without further incident.
Phillips, age 36, was arrested and transported to the Troup County Sheriff’s Office where she was booked into the Troup County Jail and charged with Obstruction of Officers and two counts of Probation Violation.
Phillips is being held at the Troup County Jail where she was denied bond.
• Early Sunday morning about 2:56 a.m., LaGrange Police responded to the 200 block of Union Street in reference to a private property hit and run.
Officers arrived and met with the complainant, who stated she was heading to her vehicle when she observed a silver Dodge Charger driving through the parking lot stop and twice back in to the front passenger side of her red Nissan Altima. The Dodge then fled the parking lot on Union Street headed toward Lafayette Parkway.
The victim stated she was unfamiliar with the driver of the vehicle and she believes it was a drunk driver.
Officers checked the surrounding area, but police were ultimately unable to locate the Dodge Charger or any potential suspects.
The victim’s NissanAltima had moderate damage to the front passenger side.
This incident is still under investigation.
• Saturday morning about 6:32 a.m., LaGrange Police responded to the 100 block of Boulevard Street in reference to a Residential Burglary.
Officers arrived and met with the victim, who stated that she had received text messages from an acquaintance indicating that her home had been entered and some of her stuff been stolen. The victim advised she later returned home to find her front door had been kicked in and the house was ransacked.
Missing from the residence was an HP laptop computer, valued at $80, miscellaneous women’s clothing, and the victim’s purse, which contained an unknown amount of cash and several identification documents.
The victim advised she was last at the residence at about 8 p.m. the night prior to the burglary.
This incident is still under investigation.
• Friday night about 11 p.m., LaGrange Police were patrolling the area of Sunny Point Access when officers observed a suspicious vehicle in the back of the park.
Police frequently receive complaints of drug activity in the area, so officers made contact with the parked vehicle.
As soon as officers made contact with the occupants, an odor of marijuana was observed coming from within the vehicle. Police say the female passenger, Jordan Marie Dorrough, also had visible pieces of suspected marijuana on her shirt and there was also some on the pants of the driver, Lewis Jacob Hyers.
During the encounter, Dorrough opened the center console to retrieve her license, at which point officers observed a small bag of suspected marijuana. Police then asked the female to hand over the marijuana and she did so.
A subsequent search of the vehicle revealed a suspected marijuana joint on the passenger side floorboard. A marijuana grinder containing suspected marijuana residue was also found within the vehicle.
As a result, Hyers, age 20, and Dorrough, age 23, were arrested and transported to the Troup County Sheriff’s Office where they were booked into the jail and charged with Possession of Marijuana – Less than an Ounce.
Both subjects were later released on bond.
• Friday evening about 5:45 p.m., LaGrange Police were at the Piggly Wiggly supermarket on South Greenwood Street when officers were approached by the Assistant Store Manager in reference to Shoplifting.
The manager advised that a female, later identified as Tammy Lynn Barrett, had just walked outside the front door and had taken some medication without paying for it and had only paid for some flour.
Police stopped Barrett and the manager asked her for the medication she did not purchase. Barrett then stated that she had forgotten to pay for the medication and pulled out two packages of Goody’s Extra Strength Headache Powder from her right jacket pocket.
Barrett then asked the manager if she could pay for the Goody’s Powder and she agreed, but the manager stated she still wanted her banned from the store.
Barrett then stated that she did not want the Goody’s Powder, so officers placed her under arrest for the theft of the items, valued at $4.17.
A criminal history check later revealed Barrett had no prior convictions for Shoplifting.
Barrett, age 51, was arrested and transported to the Troup County Sheriff’s Office where she was booked into the jail and charged with Theft by Shoplifting – Less than $500.
Barrett was later released from the Troup County Jail on $1,000 bond.
• Jennifer Smith, of Phenix City, AL, was arrested by West Point Police for Driving While License Suspended and transported to Troup County Jail without incident.
• Fatoya Marbury, of La-Grange, was arrested for by West Point Police Driving While License Suspended and transported to Troup County Jail without incident.
• West Point Police responded to an incident of Battery which was filed in the 1200 block of East 14th Street.
• West Point Police took separate reports of Theft by Taking which were filed in the 700 block of Third Avenue and the 400 block of East Sixth Street.