Police & Sheriff’s Reports

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.

• Thursday morning about 9:53 a.m., LaGrange Police responded to the 100 block of Cherry Valley Drive in reference to an Entering Auto.

Officers arrived and spoke with the victim who stated that his red Izuzu Rodeo had been entered sometime after 5 p.m. the previous evening.

The victim stated that the vehicle had been left unlocked overnight. He stated that when he came outside to use the vehicle the next morning, he noticed the driver’s door was left ajar. Inside the vehicle, the center console was found open and its contents were ransacked and left on the driver’s seat.

The battery to the vehicle was also dead because the dome light had been on since the driver’s door had been left ajar by the unknown suspect(s).

The victim stated he was unsure if anything had been taken, but advised he did not believe he had left anything of value in the vehicle.

The victim told police that several juveniles from the neighborhood often cut through his yard and beat on the side of his residence, but he has no proof they entered his vehicle. Police processed the vehicle for fingerprints and canvassed the neighborhood for any potential witnesses. One neighbor advised she noticed the dome light inside the victim’s vehicle was on around 7 p.m., but did not see anyone and he had just forgotten to turn it off.

This incident is still under investigation.

• Thursday morning about 10:37 a.m., LaGrange Police responded to the 800 block of Truitt Avenue in reference to a theft that had occurred overnight.

Officers arrived and made contact with the victim, who stated that sometime after 10 p.m., two black motor scooters were taken from her front yard.

The bikes were described as a black and silver Gator 49cc motor scooter, valued at $200, and a black VIP 49cc motor scooter, valued at $200.

The victim stated that both scooters had been sitting in the yard directly in front of the front door of their camper which is located in the yard of the residence.

The victim stated she did not see or hear anything and was uncertain who may have taken the scooters.

This incident is still under investigation.

• Thursday morning about 11:28 a.m., LaGrange Police responded to the Summit fuel station in the 1900 block of Hamilton Road in reference to a counterfeit bill.

Officers arrived and spoke to the store clerk, who advised that the bill was not accepted and the store was not actually out any money.

The clerk explained that an unknown black female came into the location and wanted to pay for $40 worth of gas. The female then handed the clerk two $20 bills, one of which was determined to be fake using a counterfeit detector pen.

The clerk stated she told the female that she could not take the bill because it was showing as fake, so the female gave her another $20 bill that was determined to be real.

The female then paid for the gas and left the location.

Police reviewed security video of the incident and took the counterfeit bill into evidence.

This incident is still under investigation.

• Thursday afternoon about 1:20 p.m., LaGrange Police responded to the 800 block of Underwood Drive in reference to a theft.

Officers arrived and spoke to the victim, who stated he recently noticed that two of his prescription medications were missing. He stated the prescription drugs were last seen the previous night about 10 p.m.

The victim explained that his girlfriend had allowed a homeless man, only known to them as Cedrick Wright, to stay at their residence for the last couple of months. The victim stated he knew very little about the subject other than he was homeless and needed a place to stay.

He stated they allowed him to stay with them until the previous night when they had to call police to have him removed from their residence. The subject reportedly fled when police arrived, but returned after officers left.

The victim stated that Wright left again later that morning around 4:30 a.m. and that he was told by an unknown person that the subject was seen riding a bicycle out of town on Highway 109.

This incident is still under investigation.

• Thursday evening about 6:30 p.m., LaGrange Police responded to Grady Street in reference to terroristic threats.

Officers arrived and spoke to the victim, who advised that the father of her children, Virgil Griggs, had just been at her residence playing with her kids when he threatened to shoot her after she asked him to leave.

The victim explained that Griggs was at her house visiting when one of the kids began complaining of stomach pain. She stated she thought Griggs was playing with the kids too rough and was possibly on something, so she asked him to leave her house.

She stated Griggs then became upset and began demanding that she give him all of the things that he had ever bought. She stated she then told Griggs she wasn’t giving him anything and that he needed to leave.

Griggs then left, but came back about five minutes later riding in white vehicle with a female and began yelling to her to give him back the items that he bought. When she denied him again, he allegedly picked up his phone and called a friend, saying to ‘bring him the strap because he was going to shoot this b**** up tonight.”

Police then spoke to multiple witnesses, who advised that Griggs threatened to shoot the house up.

Officer later made contact with Griggs via telephone and he denied making any threats. He also agreed to come to the police department for an interview, but never showed, so warrants were issued for his arrest for Terroristic Threats.

This incident is still under investigation.