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 morning about 7:54 a.m., LaGrange Police responded to the Hampton Inn off of Hamilton Road in reference to a theft.
Officers arrived and met with the male complainant, who advised that unknown person( s) stole his Polaris Ranger Utility Task Vehicle and the trailer on which it had been parked. The trailer had been attached to the back of the victim’s vehicle, but the bolt attaching the trailer had not been locked so the trailer was easily removed.
Police spoke to hotel employees for possible video surveillance, but they advised that there are no cameras covering the area where the trailer was stolen. The UTV was valued at $8,800 and the trailer was estimated at $700. The trailer was described as a five by- eight steel trailer. The victim stated he last saw the trailer and UTV about 12:30 a.m. earlier that morning. This incident is still under investigation.
• Wednesday morning about 8:16 a.m., LaGrange Police responded to the 100 block of Hamilton Street in reference to a vehicle theft.
Officers arrived and spoke with the female complainant, who stated her silver 2013 Dodge Avenger had been stolen from outside her residence. The complainant told police that she was late on her payment for the vehicle, but she has since contacted the lender and they advised they had not issued a repossession order. She stated she last saw the vehicle at about 10:30 p.m. the previous night. The vehicle also reportedly contained a Playstation 4 video game system and two games, along with her cell phone. The total value of all the items taken was estimated at about $8,539. Police note that there was no evidence of the vehicle being broken into, as no glass was on the ground where the vehicle was parked. The vehicle was entered into the Georgia Crime Information Database as stolen and this incident remains under investigation.
• Wednesday morning about 9:30 a.m., LaGrange Police responded to the 200 block of Park Hill Drive in reference to an Entering Auto.
Officers arrived and made contact with the male complainant, who stated his Dodge Charger and BMW had been broken into overnight. The victim stated the vehicles were fine the previous night about 8:30 p.m., but when he returned to the Charger the next morning about 5:30 a.m., he discovered they had been entered. He first noticed that the center armrest on the charge was opened and his employee badge was lying on the driver’s seat, so he became suspicious and conducted an inventory of the vehicle. He then discovered his gym bag was missing from the vehicle. The bag reportedly contained the victim’s driver’s license, debit card, and a small amount of cash. The victim stated he believes the BMW was also entered because the driver’s side door was slightly ajar. Several items inside the BMW appeared to have been disturbed and the ash tray was tampered with, but no items were missing from the second vehicle. Officers processed both vehicles for fingerprints and canvassed the area for any potential witnesses, but no one reported seeing anything. The victim stated he has since checked his bank account and reported the debit card as stolen, but there don’t appear to be any fraudulent charges yet. This incident is still under investigation.
• Wednesday afternoon La-Grange Police took a report in reference to an updated Entering Auto incident. The original victim reminded police that her vehicle had been broken into while it was parked at near the Wellstar West Georgia Medical Center on May 4. At the time, her purse was stolen from inside the vehicle, which contained numerous credit cards, cash and other items. The victim advised she has since learned that her Mastercard had been fraudulently used at the Family Dollar on Hogansville Road for a purchase of $60.75. Police updated the report and this incident remains under investigation.
• Wednesday night about 9 p.m., LaGrange Police responded to the Wood Glen apartment complex on North Cary Street in reference to information from a concerned citizen indicating that O’Neal Young Moman was in the area with others who were selling and using methamphetamine. Officers were aware that Moman had a warrant for his arrest for Possession of Methamphetamine, so police responded to the area looking for him. Upon their arrival, officers observed a male fitting Moman’s description run from the breezeway toward a dense wooded area behind one of the apartment buildings. Police then began to track Moman using K-9 assistance and located him shortly afterwards hiding in the woods. Prior to the search, police were cautioned that Moman had a large knife. A machete was later found on the ground near where he had been hiding. Moman later admitted he fled into the woods with the machete because he knew he was wanted. As a result, Moman, age 34, was arrested and transported to the Troup County Sheriff’s Office where he was booked into the jail charged with Possession of Methamphetamine and Obstruction of Officers. Moman is currently being held at the Troup County Jail where he was denied bond.
•James Lee Bartlett, of Notasulga, AL, was arrested for by West Point Police for Driving without a Valid License and Speeding.