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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.

• Thursday afternoon, LaGrange Police responded to the 800 block of Murphy Avenue in reference to a wanted subject.

The wanted subject, Taylor Alexis Wardrip, was wanted through the State Board of Pardon and Parole for Felony Parole Violation.

Officers arrived and made contact with a female and told her that they trying to make contact with Wardrip, so the female allowed police inside to look for the wanted suspect.

During a subsequent search of the residence, officers located Wardrip hiding inside of a shower.

As a result, Wardrip, age 21, was arrested and transported to the Troup County Sheriff’s Office where she was booked into the jail charged with Felony Parole Violation and Obstruction of Officers.

• Wednesday morning about 8 a.m., LaGrange Police responded to the 700 block of North Harlem Circle in reference to an Entering Auto.

Officers arrived and made contact with the complainant, who stated that at about 7:20 a.m., she noticed some papers were thrown throughout her car and cash and coins were missing from her white Honda Accord.

The vehicle was last seen undisturbed about 1 p.m., the previous afternoon. All of the doors had reportedly been left unlocked on the vehicle.

The victim stated this is not the first time something like this has happened and that there have been several burglaries in the area.

Officers processed the vehicle for fingerprints and canvassed the area for any potential witnesses, but no one reported seeing or hearing anything unusual.

This incident is still under investigation.

• Wednesday afternoon about 12:12 p.m., officers took a walk-in report at the LaGrange Police Department in reference to Identity Fraud.

Police made contact with the complainant, who stated she recently received notice in the mail from Cavalry Collection Agency about non-payment. She stated she was initially confused as she had not missed a payment, but upon further investigation she learned that another account with Care Credit had been opened in her name without her permission and $6,947.15 was charged to the account.

While looking through the paperwork the victim provided, officers noticed a male’s name and asked the victim if she knew the subject. She advised that he is the son of one of her friends. She stated that she sent him a text message about the incident, but she never received a reply back.

The victim stated she was advised by Cavalry Collection Agency to contact her local police department and file a report.

This incident is still under investigation.

• Wednesday afternoon about 10:36 a.m., LaGrange Police responded to the Dollar General on Vernon Road in reference to Theft.

Officers arrived and met with store management, who stated that on August 8, around 1:58 p.m. a female employee made a cash drop in the safe, but the when they went to count the money, there was just a receipt and no money in the cash drop envelope.

The manager stated that employees don’t share cash registers and each employee uses their own drawer, so if money comes up missing, it can only be that employee that had access to it.

Police reviewed video of the transaction, but the employee’s back was to the camera during the incident.

Management stated that the female cashier quit her job the same day she was asked about the money being missing.

Police later made contact with the cashier via telephone and she insisted that she did not take the money. She stated she was unsure of the amount, but insisted about $180 to $200 was in the envelope when she dropped it in the safe.

The female told police that the reason she quit is they were not very understanding about her needs outside of work. She also agreed to take a polygraph test if necessary.

This incident is still under investigation.

• Wednesday afternoon about 2:57 p.m., LaGrange Police responded to the Summit fuel station on Vernon Street in reference to Fraud.

Officers arrived and made contact with an employee, who stated they sold a $200 prepaid Visa card earlier that morning around 10:33 a.m to a white male subject. The male who bought the card later came back around12:30p.m. and wanted a refund, so they refunded the money for the card.

Employees later checked the card after the customer left and determined there was no money left on the card that had been returned.

It was also determined that a Greyhound Bus ticket had been purchased and another transaction had been made using the card, spending all the money available on the card.

The subject who made the fraudulent transaction was described as a white male, wearing a red shirt and dark blue shorts, with brown hair.

Police checked the bus station in LaGrange and were unable to locate the suspect.

This incident is still under investigation.

• West Point Police responded to an incident of Simple Battery which was reported on East 13th Street.

• West Point Police took a report of Criminal Trespass which was reported on East 14th Street.

• West Point Police responded to an incident of Battery was reported on Higgins Street.

• Justice Demetrius Booker, of Lanett, AL, was arrested by West Point Police for a warrant for Failure to Appear from the LaGrange Police Department.

• Jamaal Rashad Ware, of Lanett, AL, was arrested by West Point Police for Battery.