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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.

• Friday morning about 8:36 a.m., officers took a walk-in report at the La-Grange Police Department in reference to check fraud.

Officers met with Troup County Financial Officer Buddy Cashwell, who advised that in September of last year, an unknown person attempted to cash a counterfeit check using a Troup County’s checking account at CB& T.

Cashwell explained that at the time the check was determined to be counterfeit and was not honored by the bank, so there was no actual loss. He added that since the check was caught and they did lose any money, the incident was not reported to police at that time.

Cashwell states a check verification company, Telechecks, now refuses to approve checks from the county account because the account was flagged due to the counterfeit check and he needs to report the incident to get it cleared up.

The check was written to out to a company named Concrete Construction for $758.81 and had account and routing numbers that matched that of the Troup County bank account.

Cashwell explained that he simply needed this incident reported in order to get the account back in good standing.

This incident is still under investigation.

• Sunday afternoon about 3:53 p.m., LaGrange Police were called to the Town and County Motel on New Franklin Road in reference to animal welfare check.

Officers arrived and spoke to the complainant, who stated there were puppies in the back of a covered Ford F-150 pickup truck.

Police then made contact with the owner of the truck, Debiceious Charkeia Burton, who confirmed to the puppies are hers. She told police that they were about to leave, which is why the puppies were in her vehicle.

The complainant then advised police that at least one of the puppies needs medical help. Officers then asked Burton to open the vehicle, so they could check on the puppies, but she could not immediately open the vehicle due to the back compartment requiring a tool to be opened and her son could not quickly find it.

Eventually, the vehicle was opened and three puppies ran out, but a fourth puppy was not breathing or moving in the back left corner of the camper top. The puppy was then confirmed to be dead.

Burton then stated she had been in and out all day long and claimed that she takes the puppies out to give them food and water, and to let them use the bathroom.

Police then spoke with a witness who stated Burton has been staying in Town and Country Motel for some time and he has only seen the puppies being taken out of the vehicle once.

The puppies were later turned over to animal control and Burton was arrested for incident.

Burton, age 34, was arrested and transported to the Troup County Sheriff’s Office where she was booked into the jail charged with Animal Cruelty.

Burton was later released from the Troup County Jail on bond.

• Sunday afternoon about 2:57 p.m., LaGrange Police responded to Peachtree Street in reference to domestic disturbance.

Officers arrived and made contact with the complainant who stated he had gotten into an argument with his girlfriend, Calencia Patillo, and she broke his phone and threw some items in the house.

The complainant stated he was sitting on the couch in his living room when Patillo began throwing pillows at him. He stated it didn’t bother him that much at the time, but he called 911 because he wanted her to leave. He stated she then took his cell phone and threw it against the wall, which shattered the glass on the phone.

The complainant stated he then left the house until police arrived on scene.

Police then spoke to Patillo who initially insisted nothing happened, but later admitted they got into an argument she did throw the pillows at the male. She then claimed that one off pillows knocked the cell phone out of her hand.

Officers then inspected the area of where it appears the cell phone hit the wall and found shards of glass believed to have come from then cell phone.

Police say they later advised Patillo she would be going to jail due to the incident and told her to gather her belongings. Patillo then stated “f___ this” and fled on foot in an obvious attempt to avoid arrest.

Officers then chased Patillo out of the house and a couple of blocks before taking her into custody in the 500 block of South Lewis Street.

The officers who caught Patillo then radioed for assistance to pick them up and transport them back to Peachtree Street because Patillo was barefoot, but she insisted she would walk back.

Patillo, age 21, was later taken into custody and transported to the Troup County Sheriff’s Office where she was booked into the jail charged with Criminal Trespass – Family Violence Act and Obstruction of Officers.

As of press time, Patillo is being held at the Troup County Jail on $3,000 bond.

• West Point Police responded to a Simple Assault which was reported on East Third Street.

• West Point Police responded to a Theft which was reported on Stateline Road.

• West Point Police took a report of Entering Auto which was reported on Webb Road.

• West Point Police responded to an incident of Criminal Trespass was reported on Avenue N.

• West Point Police took a report of Auto Theft which was reported on Hamilton Drive.

• An incident of Aggravated assault was reported to West Point Police on Third Avenue.

• Ashley Nicole Cofield, of West Point, was arrested by West Point Police for a Probation Violation warrant through Troup County.