LaGrange Police have arrested four suspects thought to be involved with a pair of Entering Autos that allegedly occurred in the early morning hours of June 13. The suspects reportedly fled after being caught red-handed in the first incident and police were later able track them down and discover evidence that they were involved with the second car break-in.
Early Thursday morning about 4:20 a.m., officers with the LaGrange Police Department responded to Boston Court in reference to an Entering Auto.
Police arrived and spoke with the complainant, who advised he heard noises outside his residence as if his vehicle was being entered. He then looked outside and saw several males attempting to enter his blue Chevrolet Monte Carlo. The victim then called 911 and walked outside to confront the subjects.
After the suspects were confronted, two of the subjects began to walk away from the scene, but one reportedly stayed and had an argument with the victim threatening to later return. All of the suspects then fled from the scene.
The complainant then checked the vehicle and discovered a pair of wallets had been stolen from the Monte Carlo along with a small amount of cash. Two .45 caliber bullets were also found in the floorboard of the vehicle, which the victim stated did not belong to him and he did not know where they came from.
The victim told police that he is familiar with the males as they are regularly seen in his neighborhood and he even dropped off one of the males off at a nearby residence a few days prior.
Using tracks from early morning dew and K9 assistance, police were able track the suspects to a residence in the 400 block of Nashua Drive, which was later confirmed to match the address that the victim had earlier dropped off one of the suspects.
Police then located two suspects, one who was caught after attempting to flee around the residence, and another who fled into the residence.
After the detained suspect, Devin Person, was positively identified by the victim, police searched the residence and located the remaining suspects, Roderick Boyd and Aldejantae Powesaid. A fourth suspect, William Ware III, was later located in the upstairs bedroom and was taken into custody for unrelated warrants through Troup County.
Police say evidence of the Entering Auto was located in the residence, so Person, Boyd, and Powesaid were also placed under arrest.
Later that morning police received a call in reference to another Entering Auto that occurred on Churchill Drive.
Police met with the second complainant, who stated the interior of her vehicle had been ransacked and paperwork was thrown all over the vehicle.
The vehicle was last seen undisturbed around 9:30 p.m. and it was discovered to have been entered the next morning about 9 a.m.
Nothing appeared to have been taken from the vehicle and it was not damaged, but he victim wanted to report the incident because she was concerned that the suspects may have gotten information to steal her identity off the paperwork.
Police say investigation into the Churchill Drive incident revealed that the same suspects were responsible for both crimes.
As a result, all four suspects, Person, age 23; Ware, age 22; Powesaid, age 24; and Boyd, age 23; were arrested and transported to the Troup County Sheriff’s Office where they were booked into the jail charged with two counts of Entering Auto.
Ware was additionally charged with warrants for Misdemeanor Theft and two counts of Theft by Shoplifting – Less than $500.