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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.

• Sunday night about 10:07 p.m., LaGrange Police responded to Whitesville Road Elementary School in reference to reports of gunshots fired from a vehicle.

Officers arrived and spoke with the complainant, who stated that he was driving south on Whitesville Road when a tan Honda Accord turned in front of him from the Speedy Serve fuel station. The complainant stated the occupants of the Honda then began looking back toward his vehicle and one of the passengers pointed a gun out of the window and fired a shot.

The complainant stated that the Honda then turned left onto Bell Street and drove off toward Hamilton Road.

No injuries were reported as a result of the incident.

Police then began an investigation into the incident and other officers located the suspect vehicle in the area of Hamilton Road and initiated a traffic stop near the intersection of Colquitt Street and Ringer Street.

As a result of the investigation, a firearm was located in the Honda and officers were able to identify Elease Denee Reed as the suspect who was responsible for firing the gun.

Reed, age 26, was the arrested and transported to the Troup County Sheriff’s Office where she was booked into the jail charged with Reckless Conduct (Misdemeanor).

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

• Sunday afternoon about 3:10 p.m., LaGrange Police responded to the Walmart on New Franklin Road in reference to Shoplifting.

Police arrived and made contact with the store’s Loss Prevention Officer, who stated that she noticed a suspicious male in the electronics area. She stated she noticed that he grabbed a few items fairly quickly and this caught her attention.

The Loss Prevention Officer then followed the male and he went to the snack area, where he concealed the items. The male then went to the self-checkout and purchased a bottle of bleach, but did not pay for the concealed items.

The male, later identified as Trenton Render, was then confronted by employees and escorted to the Loss Prevention Office before he left the store. The concealed items were then recovered by employees.

The allegedly stolen items, a pair of ear buds and phone chargers, were pink, so officers asked the male if he had gotten them for his girlfriend and he stated he got them for his daughter. The items were valued at $17.74.

Render was later determined to have no criminal history for shoplifting.

As a result, Render, age 23, was arrested and transported to the Troup County Sheriff’s Office where he was charged with Theft by Shoplifting – Less than $500.

• Early Sunday morning about 3:46 a.m., LaGrange Police began patrolling the Sunny Point Boat Access on Mooty Bridge Road after receiving multiple drug and loitering complaints about the area.

While inside the park, officers observed a white Ford Explorer, blue Hyundai Sonata, and a red Honda Accord parked together in the rear of the boat access, out of general sight.

Police then approached the Ford Explorer, which appeared to be the only occupied vehicle, and made contact with the driver.

Upon making contact, officers immediately observed a strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. Officers then questioned the group as to why they were at the boat access at 4 a.m., but they had nothing to say.

The subjects were then identified and checked through the Georgia Crime Information Center, but they had no active warrants.

Police then confronted the driver about the odor of marijuana and asked him if there was any marijuana inside the vehicle. He then hesitated, but eventually admitted that there was possibly marijuana inside the vehicle and identified a male and female as possibly being in possession of it.

The driver gave consent to search the vehicle, so officers did so and located three partially smoked marijuana cigarettes and one unused one in the front passenger side near where the male and female had been seated.

The male, Bobby Lee Borders, then claimed the suspected marijuana, so he was taken into custody and searched to arrest, but no further contraband was found.

The remaining subjects were also searched with consent, but no more drugs were located.

As a result, Borders, age 19, was arrested and transported to the Troup County Sheriff’s Office where he was charged with Possession of Marijuana – Less than an Ounce.

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

• Saturday night about 10:34 p.m., LaGrange Police responded to the Town and Country Motel on New Franklin Road in reference to a domestic disturbance.

Officers knocked on the door at the location and made contact with Jimmy Dean, who stated they were just arguing and would try to be quiet. Police then explained that they needed to also speak with the female involved, since this was a possible domestic violence incident.

Upon stepping inside the motel room to speak with the female, Dean fled the area running toward Mimosa Terrace. Officers gave chase and took Dean into custody in the 200 block of Mimosa Terrace.

Dean later admitted he ran because he thought he had a warrant for his arrest.

As a result Dean, age 34, was arrested and transported to the Troup County Sheriff’s Office where he was charged with Obstruction of Officers.

No domestic violence charges were filed.