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 11:21 a.m., LaGrange Police and Parole Officers responded to Bell Street in order to check on parolee, Larry Darnell Ward. During the check, officers located two unauthorized weapons and an amount of suspected marijuana, which were seized.
Ward was determined to have violated his parole release for original convictions of illegal drug distribution.
As a result, Ward, age 59, was arrested and transported to the Troup County Sheriff’s Office where he was booked into the jail charged with Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Distribute, Illegal Possession of a Dangerous Drug (Felony), Possession of a Drug Related Object, and Parole Violation.
Ward is currently being held at the Troup County Jail where he was denied bond.
• Wednesday afternoon about 1:43 p.m., LaGrange Police responded to the Piggly Wiggly supermarket on South Greenwood Street in reference to Shoplifting in progress. Officers arrived and made contact with a female matching the suspect description sitting in a vehicle with the ignition activated.
While police were speaking with the female, Cindy Denise Wells, employees walked up and advised that she was the female that had been stealing items from the store. Police were also informed that Wells was also believed to have been involved in another shoplifting incident two days earlier on July 17.
Officers asked Wells if she took any items from the store and she denied the claims, saying she had just driven from Kroger and that is why she had food in her vehicle. Employees then informed police one of the bags in the vehicle had a flower pattern that matched a bag she had in her possession while in Piggly Wiggly. Police then asked to see the bag and Wells dumped out the contents and handed the empty bag to officers. Wells was then confronted about the three packages of meat that she had dumped out of the bag onto the backseat and asked her if she had a receipt from Kroger for the items. Police then checked a receipt provided by Wells, but those particular items were not on the receipt.
Police then asked for Wells for her driver’s license to check her information and she handed over an identification card. Wells was then asked if she had a driver’s license and she insisted she did.
Officers then ran her information through Troup 911 and learned her driver’s license was suspended and she had a possible active warrant through another county.
Police then reviewed store security video, which showed Ward had stolen items during the July 17, incident and the current incident.
As a result, Wells, age 62, was 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, Driving while License Suspended, and Insurance Requirement Violation.
• Wednesday night about 8:40 p.m., officers took a walk-in report at the LaGrange Police Department in reference to a theft.
Officers spoke to the female complainant, who stated that her wallet was stolen from her purse while at work at on North Lewis Street.
The wallet was described as a Vera Bradley flower pattern cloth wallet. The wallet reportedly contained several identification and financial transaction cards, along with a small amount of cash.
The victim stated she kept her purse next to her desk in the reception area. She stated she was in another part of the office around 8:30 a.m. when she heard someone enter the reception area, but she thought the other receptionist was taking care of the person. She stated she later returned to her purse to retrieve her keys and discovered her wallet was missing. The victim advised she has already searched for the wallet, but could not find in the nearby area and was certain she did not misplace it. She also stated she has already cancelled the bank cards.
Officers advised the victim to continue to monitor her bank activity and this incident remains under investigation.
• Thursday morning about 8:33 a.m., LaGrange Police The Cart Barn restaurant on Whitesville Road in reference to an attempted auto theft.
Officers arrived and spoke to the owner, who stated that when he came to work he was approached by a construction worker who advised him they found a white Chevrolet S10 pickup truck on their construction site and asked if it was his. The worker also advised that someone had been on the property messing with his heavy equipment, but nothing was damaged.
The complainant then confirmed that it was in fact his pickup truck.
The victim explained that he left the keys in the vehicle and that it had not been locked. He stated the battery was dead and that he had just left it parked behind the restaurant. The truck was last seen behind the location Wednesday afternoon.
Police say it appears as if the vehicle was pushed from where it was parked to about 150 yards into the construction site before it was abandoned.
Officers processed the vehicle for fingerprints, though police were advised that the victim’s son had been in the truck prior to police arrival.
Police also observed dirt bike tire track heading in the direction of where the truck was stolen.
This incident is still under investigation.
• Carlton Marquis Daniels, of Valley, AL, was arrested by West Point Police for Driving while License Suspended.
• Demonn Chadwick Jenkins, of Loganville, GA, was arrested by West Point Police for Possession of Marijuana.
• Carl Kani Bell, of East Point, AL, was arrested by West Point Police for Possession of Marijuana and an outstanding warrant.