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 afternoon about 12:29 p.m., LaGrange Police responded to the Piggly Wiggly supermarket on South Greenwood Street in reference to Shoplifting.
Officers arrived and spoke with the manager, who stated that an initially unidentified female stole a stack of Tbone steaks, valued at $60. According to the manager, the female picked up the steaks and went to another aisle where she concealed them in her bag. She then walked out of the store without paying for the items.
While officers were where still on scene, an anonymous subject called Piggly Wiggly and identified the shoplifter as Teresa Harrison, who was supposedly lived on Williams Street. Police then checked several locations on Williams Street, but had negative contact with Harrison.
Additional officers then advised they had located Harrison on Alford Street standing a front yard.
When the investigating officers arrived on Alford Street, police saw a female matching the description of the shoplifter getting into a pickup truck. Officers then approached the vehicle and confirmed it was Harrison.
Harrison was then removed from the vehicle and detained and officers got permission to search the truck from the driver. Police then found a pack of pork chops and a pack of T-bone steaks stuffed under the driver’s seat.
The owner of the vehicle later told police that the meat was not his and that he does not know the lady officers had just removed from his truck. He advised that she had just asked him for a ride to Williams Street and he told her no, but she jumped into his truck anyway.
Harrison, age 45, was then arrested and transported to the Troup County Sheriff’s Office where she was booked into the jail charged with Theft by Shoplifting – Less than $500.
Harrison was later released from the Troup County Jail on bond.
• Wednesday evening about 6:19 p.m., LaGrange Police responded to the 200 block of Vernon Street in reference to a fight in progress and with possible vandalism.
Officers arrived and made contact a male matching one of the subjects, later identified as Terry Blackmon Sr. in a parking lot. Other officers made contact with the second subject, Terry Blackmon Jr., who was found walking up North Greenwood Street.
A witness later advised police that the two males were fighting and cursing each other in the roadway on North Greenwood Street in front of the Summit Station at Vernon Street so he called 911. Both subjects were then placed under arrest and they later admitted that they were fighting because they are under a lot of stress and had snapped on each other. They both stated this resulted in them fighting in public which ultimately resulted in 911 being called by passing citizens.
Police also determined that Blackmon Jr. had punched a traffic light control box during a moment of rage, which is why police received reports of possible vandalism.
As a result, Blackmon Sr., age 47, and Blackmon Jr., age 28, were arrested and transported to the Troup County Sheriff’s Office where they were booked into the jail charged with Disorderly Conduct.
• Wednesday afternoon about 12:15 p.m., LaGrange Police responded to Nissan of LaGrange on Commerce Avenue in reference to reports of a stolen vehicle.
Officers arrived and made contact dealership employees who stated that they rented a 2015 Nissan Rogue to a female on May 12 and the vehicle was supposed to be returned on May 24, but it was never brought back.
Employees advised they have since attempted to make contact with the female via mail and telephone, but the letters are being returned and the phone number she provided is not a good number. The dealership advised the vehicle is valued at $16,000.
Officer responded to the female’s listed address, but police were unable to locate her or the vehicle.
The vehicle was later recorded on the Georgia Crime Information Center as stolen and a Be On the Look Out warning was issued.
This incident is still under investigation.
• Wednesday evening about 6:32 p.m., LaGrange Police responded to Metro PCS on Roanoke Road in reference to a theft.
Officers arrived and made contact with the an employee, who advised that a black female and a black male, dressed like a female, had come into the store at about 6:25 p.m. and asked about purchasing several cell phones.
The employee stated that the suspects then began filling out paperwork to purchase the phones and she began placing the cell phones on the counter, when the suspects asked for a different cell phone. She then advised the two that he had to retrieve the phone from the rear of the store.
As soon as she turned to do so, the subjects suddenly grabbed the phones from the counter and began running out of the store. The employee stated she attempted to chase after the suspects, but they got into a white Honda Accord and fled the area.
Store employees provided police with a list of the cell phones, serial numbers, and the total cost for the phones which totaled $3,445.
This incident is still under investigation.
• West Point Police responded to an incident of Entering Auto which was reported on West Eighth Street.
• James Reginald Lloyd, of LaGrange, was arrested by West Point Police for Driving with a Suspended License.
• Jaylen Rashaun Snow, of West Point, was arrested by West Point Police for Entering Auto.