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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.

• Tuesday morning about 10:30 a.m., LaGrange Police were called to the Well Star West Georgia Medical Center Emergency Room in reference to a dog locked inside a hot vehicle.

Officers arrived and found a black GMC truck with a medium size white dog heavily panting inside the vehicle. The windows were slightly cracked and there was an electric fan blowing, but police say the fan only appeared to be blowing hot stagnant air.

While checking the vehicle, the dog began to howl seemingly to indicate that he was in distress from the heat.

Police checked the temperature inside the vehicle with and determined the temperature of the dash was 84 degrees, but the area where the dog was lying was 96 degrees.

Using video surveillance, hospital security was able to determine that the truck had arrived at 9:18 a.m. and the driver was later tracked down to one of the Emergency Room examination rooms.

Officers then made contact with the driver and informed her of the dog complaint. She stated she was at the hospital with a sick family member and was unaware of how long she had been at the location.

Police informed the female that she would be receiving a citation for Animal Cruelty and officers would need to take the dog to a veterinarian to ensure that the dog did not suffer from any heat related injuries.

The dog was then transported to the Troup County Mobile Vet, where the doctor checked the dog’s internal temperatureanddeterminedit was normal. The dog was then transported to the animal shelter until it could be picked up by the owner.

• Tuesday afternoon about 5:35 p.m., LaGrange Police responded to the Walmart on New Franklin Road in reference to Theft.

Officers arrived and made contact with the complainant, who stated he had two backpack blowers and a hedge trimmer stolen from his trailer while it was parked in the Walmart parking lot.

The victim stated he arrived at about 4:10 p.m. and returned to the vehicle about ten minutes later, at which point he discovered the theft.

The blowers were described as red RedMax Z8500 backpack blowers, valued at $580, and the trimmer was an orange Echo head trimmer, valued at $400, for a total theft of $1,560.

Police later checked Walmart security cameras and observed that a light blue Ford Taurus pulled next to the truck at 4:18 p.m. An unknown subject in the vehicle then grabbed the items from the trailer, put them their vehicle, and drove out of the area.

Police suspect that the Taurus was involved in an earlier undisclosed incident.

This incident is still under investigation.

• Tuesday evening about 6 p.m., LaGrange Police made contact with Bryan Bozeman in the 1500 block of Vernon Road in reference to an active warrant for his arrest. Bozeman was wanted through the Troup County Sheriff’s Office for Battery.

Officer gave Bozeman verbal commands to place his hands behind his back as he was exiting a vehicle, but he immediately pulled away from officers and attempted to flee the area on foot toward Vernon Street. Bozeman was able to pull his arm away from police, but officers quickly grabbed his legs which caused them both to fall to the ground into some heavy pine straw.

As a result, Bozeman, age 23, was arrested and transported to the Troup County Sheriff’s Office where he was booked into the jail charged with Obstruction of Officers and Battery.

Neither Bozeman nor the officer was hurt during the incident.

• Wednesday morning about 1:52 a.m., LaGrange Police were conducting a traffic safety checkpoint near the intersection of Colquitt Street and South Ogletree Street when officers came into contact with a silver Ford Taurus.

Officers approached the passenger side of the vehicle and observed a male in the passenger seat who seemed to be extremely nervous due to his continual shaking. Police then attempted to identify the passenger and he advised his name was Mark Traylor.

Additional officers standing by were familiar with the subject due to previous experience, so they quickly realized the passenger had provided a false name.

Officers then correctly identified the passenger as Michael Todd Traylor, who was determined to have an active warrant through the Troup County Sheriff’s Office for Felony Probation Violation.

Police believe Traylor gave the name of his brother to avoid arrest for the active warrant.

As a result, Traylor, age 32, was arrested and transported to the Troup County Sheriff’s Office where he was booked into the jail charged with Obstruction of Officers and Probation Violation.

• Sunday afternoon about 3:22 p.m., officers with the LaGrange Police responded to the 800 block of Troup Street in reference to a domestic disturbance.

Officers arrived and made contact with Kendrick Lamar Hill, who reported that he and the mother of his child had gotten into an argument over what to have for dinner. The argument then turned physical, but Hill insisted the only thing that happened was some tussling and grabbing of each other clothes.

Police then spoke with the female, who reported that Hill punched her in the face during the fight. She also noted that she did not think that the argument would get to the point of being physical.

Officers observed that the female had visible injuries, including: some redness around the bottom of her eyes, a swollen lip, and a small amount of blood around her mouth.

As a result of the investigation, Hill was determined to be the primary aggressor, so he was placed under arrest.

Hill, age 26, was arrested and transported to the Troup County Sheriff’s Office where he was booked into the jail charge with Battery – Family Violence Act.

• West Point Police responded to an incident of Affray was reported on East 14th Street.

• West Point Police took a report for Forgery which was reported on East 10th Street.

• Shantranez K. Mays, of LaGrange, was arrested by West Point Police for driving with a suspended license.