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.
• Troup County Sheriff’s Investigators arrested Cindy Denise Wells, of LaGrange, after an investigation determined that she allegedly stole several thousand dollars’ worth of merchandise from multiple Dollar General stores while working the locations.
Investigators say the exact value of the items taken is still being calculated. The thefts reportedly occurred at more than one location.
Wells, age 62, was arrested and booked into the Troup County Jail where she was charged with Felony Theft by Shoplifting.
Wells has since been released from the jail on $1,000 bond.
• Friday morning about 2:47 a.m., LaGrange Police responded to the intersection of New Franklin Road and Commerce Avenue in reference to a driver passed out in their car at a red light.
Officers arrived and made contact with the unconscious driver, Jarvartis Harrison, who appeared to be sleeping in a grey Ford Fusion. Even before the window was opened, officers observed a strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle.
Police tapped on the window to wake Harrison up and he woke up and rolled down the window, at which point the odor of marijuana became stronger.
Harrison was then removed from the vehicle and he appeared to be groggy and disoriented. Harrison told police that he was just tired from working ten hour shifts and having to do community service afterwards. Paramedics later responded to the scene and checked Harrison’s vitals and his blood sugar.
While they were doing so, officers searched the vehicle and located a small amount of marijuana contained within a cigar package inside the passenger door compartment. Officers also found a partially smoked marijuana cigarette in the center console.
Once he was cleared by paramedics, Harrison was taken into custody and searched to arrest, but no further contraband was found.
As a result, Harrison, age 24, was arrested and transported to the Troup County Sheriff’s Office where he was booked into the jail charged with Possession of Marijuana – Less than an Ounce. Harrison was later released from the Troup County Jail on bond.
• Thursday night, just after midnight, LaGrange Police performed a traffic stop on a gold Honda Accord near the intersection of Calumet Center Drive and Lafayette Parkway for a tag violation. Police made contact with the driver, later identified as Shikina Clements, who advised me she did not have her license on her person. Clements then provided police with the name Taffieour Clements and gave a date of birth later determined to also be false. Clements claimed the vehicle did not belong to her, but had been purchased by her mother back in March and she was unaware of the registration status of the vehicle.
When officers ran the name she provided through police records, the photo returned did not match her description at all. When confronted with this, Clements was adamant that the name she provided me was correct. Police then asked her if she would mind allowing officers to check her fingerprints to confirm and she agreed.
While waiting on additional officers to arrive, Clements admitted that the vehicle belonging to her and that she had provided her mother with the cash to purchase the vehicle back in March. She stated that she had the title to the vehicle, and that she had went to the tag office to register the vehicle, but they told her she would have to pay $309 in taxes on the vehicle before she could register it, so she never went through with the process.
Officers then used a rapid fingerprint scanner and were able to confirm Clements’ true identity.
Police were then able to determine that Clements had outstanding warrants through Newnan Municipal Court for Failure to Appear and Hogansville Municipal Court for a Probation Violation on original charges of Disorderly Conduct and Obstruction.
After learning Clements real name, police were able to confirm that her license was suspended for multiple counts of Failure to Appear.
As a result, Clements, age 27, was arrested and transported to the Troup County Sheriff’s Office where she was booked into the jail charged with Driving while License Suspended, Operating an Unregistered Vehicle, Obstruction, and two counts of Child Restraint Violation. She was also served with the Probation Violation warrant though Hogansville and held for the warrant from Newnan.
Clements is currently being held at the Troup County Jail where she was denied bond.
• Thursday night about 9:45 p.m., LaGrange Police responded to the 900 block of Dallis Street in reference to an Entering Auto.
Officers arrived and spoke to the complainant, who stated that she parked her red Jeep Cherokee in a curbside parking spot in front of the Troup County Health Department building around 7:40 p.m. and had just returned to her vehicle around and found her wallet missing from the center console.
The victim stated the vehicle was unlocked due to the locks not working correctly. When she arrived back at the vehicle, both the front and rear passenger side doors were not completely shut and envelopes were strewn throughout the vehicle.
The victim stated the wallet contained several identification documents and her debit card, but she did not have any cash in the wallet. Officers did not process the vehicle for fingerprints due to multiple family members having been in and out of the vehicle since the incident.
This incident is still under investigation.
• Shaquille J. Billingslea, age 23, was arrested by West Point Police for Possession and Use of Drug Related Objects.
• West Point Police responded to an Entering Auto which