Wednesday, March 1st

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.

• Friday morning about 9:15 a.m., LaGrange Police responded to the Publix supermarket on Commerce Avenue in reference to Shoplifting.

Officers arrived and spoke to store employees, who advised they observed a male, later identified as Christopher Moye, attempted to steal a wireless SIM card.

Employees advised that Moye selected a Net 10 brand SIM card, valued at $50, and carried the item into the restroom. Employees then followed Moye into the bathroom and heard what they believed to be him removing the SIM card from the package.

Moye then exited the store without purchasing the item and employees confronted him in the parking lot, where they recovered the item.

Police then spoke to Moye, who stated that he assumed the item was only a piece of card board that was useless until activated. Police say that Moye did acknowledge that he was aware the item was not free and that his actions were unacceptable.

Moye was later determined to have no prior convictions for Shoplifting and he was issued a Criminal Trespass warning banning him from Publix at the store’s request.

As a result, Moye, age 32, was arrested and transported to the Troup County Sheriff’s Office where he was booked into the jail and charged with Theft by Shoplifting – Less than $500.

Moye was later released from the Troup County Jail on bond.

• Friday evening about 5:11 p.m., LaGrange Police responded to the 200 block of South Davis Road in reference to an auto collision with no injuries.

Officers arrived and first spoke to the female driver of a red Chevrolet 2500 that was pulling a horse trailer with two horses. She stated that the other driver pulled out in front of her and they collided. She also advised a male passenger had fled from the other vehicle on foot.

Police then spoke with the other driver, Robert Kevin Morrow, who had been driving a white Toyota Corolla. Morrow stated he had been waiting for traffic to clear so that he could pull into South Davis Road, when his front seat passenger reached his leg over and pushed the gas pedal causing to car to go forward and out in front of the truck, which in turn, caused the collision.

Both vehicles sustained moderate damages, but the Toyota had to be towed from the scene.

Police say that while speaking with Morrow they noticed that his eyes were glassy and bloodshot and a heavy odor alcohol was observed coming from his breath.

Morrow later admitted he had consumed alcohol heavily the previous night, but he claimed to have only had two beers prior to the accident.

When officers asked Morrow for his driver’s license he stated that he did not have one. Police then determined that Morrow’s Georgia driver’s license had not been valid for at least 20 years.

Morrow was then arrested and transported to the Troup County Sheriff’s Office, where a state administered breath test gave results of .209 and .211 BAC, both more than twice the legal limit.

Due to Morrow having been involved in a collision, police transported him to the West Georgia Medical Center to be cleared by Emergency Room staff. Once he was cleared he was transported back to the jail where he was booked and charged with Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol .08 grams or More, Driving on a Suspended License, and Failure to Yield.

Morrow, age 52, was later released on bond.

• Saturday night about 7:23 p.m., LaGrange Police were in the area of Daniel Street near Revis Street when officers made contact with Demitry Lamar Parker as he was walking near the intersection.

Officers were familiar with Parker and aware that he was out on probation for original convictions of Participation in Criminal Street Gang Activity. Officers were also aware that as part of conditions of his release, Parker had waived his Fourth Amendment Right to not be searched by police.

During the encounter, officers asked Parker if he had anything illegal on his person and asked him to submit to a search of his person. Police say Parker then began questioning their interest in searching his person and declined the search.

Police continued to speak with Parker and he eventually complied with the search request and admitted he did have some marijuana in his pocket.

Parker, age 26, was then handcuffed and searched to arrest, at which point officers found a small amount of suspected marijuana inside a cigarillo package on his person. Police also found a small round blue pill, which they were unable to identify.

Police say that due to Parker’s eventual honesty, they elected to cite and released him for Possession of Marijuana – Less than an Ounce in lieu of custodial arrest.

• Monday morning about 6:09 a.m., LaGrange Police responded to the Wood Glenn Apartments on North Cary Street in reference to a pair of Entering Autos.

Officers arrived and located both vehicles, which were parked in the same cul-de-sac at the apartment complex.

Police spoke to the first victim, who advised that sometime between 1:30 a.m. and 6 a.m., unknown person( s) shattered out the front passenger side window of her Honda Accord and rummaged through the vehicle.

Nothing appeared to have been taken from the vehicle, but the damage to the window was estimated at $350. Police observed the interior of the vehicle had been rummaged through, with all the contents of the center console and glove box having been thrown into the seats and floor board. There were also several pieces of broken cinderblock around the vehicle, which could have been used to shatter the glass.

The second victim advised that sometime between 11 p.m. and 5 a.m., unknown person(s) had entered her unlocked Chevrolet Cavalier and attempted to steal her CD Player out of the dash, but they were unsuccessful in removing the car stereo.

Police processed both vehicles for fingerprints and both incidents remain under investigation.