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.
• Wednesday evening about 5:56 p.m., LaGrange Police responded to the Dollar General on Colquitt Street in reference to Shoplifting.
Officers arrived and made contact with the employees, who pulled up security video of the incident. On the video, police observed a male suspect grabbing some Dollar General bags and walking over to the health and beauty isle. The male then placed a box of toothpaste, two bottles of lotion, and three boxes of soap in the shopping bag. The male the exited the store without paying for the merchandise, valued at a total of approximately $25.
One of the store clerks advised that the male was now walking down Hamilton Road, so officers relocated and found the male near Crovat Street.
The male, identified as Lovell LamarWhite,was then searched with consent was found to be in possession of some empty Dollar General bags in this pocket.
Police then confirmed he was the male seen on video taking the items, so he was placed under arrest.
White, age 42, was arrested and transported to the Troup County Sheriff’s Office where he was booked into the jail charged with Theft by Shoplifting – Less than $500.
Police note that White has several pending shoplifting charges, but only one conviction.
White was later released from the Troup County Jail on bond.
• Wednesday afternoon about 12:05 p.m., LaGrange Police made contact with Taylor Haslett in the 100 block of Mitchell Avenue.
Haslett was determined to have two warrants through the LaGrange Police Department for Leaving the Scene of an Accident and Failure to Yield when Entering Roadway.
Haslett’s vehicle was also determined to be uninsured, so he was additionally charged with Failure to Maintain Insurance.
Haslett, age 25, was arrested and transported to the Troup County Sheriff’s Office where he was additionally determined to have a warrant through Douglas County Georgia for Probation Violation. He was then booked into the jail charged with the aforementioned offenses and held for the Douglas County Sheriff’s Department.
• Early Wednesday morning about 4:27 a.m., officers took a walk-in report at the LaGrange Police Department in reference to an Entering Auto.
Officers spoke to the female complainant, who stated her vehicle was broken into while parked in the parking lot on Lincoln Street at First Avenue while she was at work at the Milliken Valway plant.
The complainant advised she thought she locked her door, but it may not have been locked due to her rushing to get inside for work.
She stated that she got to work around 4 p.m. and was certain her wallet was in the vehicle when she went into work. She later got off work at 4 a.m. and when she got back to her vehicle, she noticed that her glove compartment was open and her wallet was missing from the vehicle.
The wallet was a described as a brown Michael Kors wallet, valued at $200. The wallet contained several identification and financial transaction cards.
This incident is still under investigation.
• Late Tuesday night about 1:50 a.m., LaGrange Police responded to the 700 block of Williams Street in reference to an unwanted person.
Officers received multiple complaints that Tory Chavez Cameron was in the area selling drugs. While en route the 911 caller stated that Cameron had marijuana and methamphetamine in his pocket.
Police arrived and made contact with Cameron, who was sitting on the porch. Police then ran his name and date of birth through the Georgia Crime Information Center and learned that he had been reported missing from the same address where he was found.
While speaking with Cameron, officers observed a strong odor of marijuana coming from his person. He also was visibly shaking, so officers strongly suspected he was involved in criminal activity.
Cameron told police that he was on parole for selling marijuana and later admitted he did have marijuana on his person.
Cameron was then detained and searched, at which point officers located a clear plastic bag with an amount of suspected marijuana in his front right pocket.
Cameron, age 43, was then arrested and transported to the Troup County Sheriff’s Office where he was booked into the jail charged with Possession of Marijuana – Less than an Ounce.
• Tuesday night about 7:08 p.m., LaGrange Police responded to the intersection of Whitesville Street and Lukken Industrial Boulevard in reference to a Hit and Run collision.
Officers arrived and made contact with the victim, who stated that he was traveling north on Whitesville Street in his Toyota Camry and had stopped for a red light at the Lukken Industrial intersection behind two other vehicles.
The victim stated that there was a tractor trailer stopped behind him. The light then turned green, but the vehicles in front of him failed to proceed through the light. He then felt a bump from behind, and then a second bump, at which point he realized that the tractor trailer had struck his vehicle two times from behind.
The victim stated he then pulled into the parking lot of the nearby Fed Ex Processing Center in an effort to not block traffic and assumed that the truck driver had realized that he had struck his vehicle and would follow him to the parking lot. When the traffic began to move, the truck then continued north on Whitesville Street and made no effort to stop because of the collision.
The victim described the tractor trailer as an older model, black or dark grey in color, Kenworth or Peterbilt truck with a Georgia license plate. The truck was towing a flatbed trailer.
The victim was not injured in the collision, but his vehicle suffered several scrapes to the paint on the bumper and a dent to the trunk lid. The damage was over estimated at over $500.
This incident is still under investigation.