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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 morning about 8 a.m., LaGrange Police responded to the Piggly Wiggly on Roanoke Road in reference to shoplifting in progress.

Officers arrived and met with employees, who advised that the female suspect was now in the beauty isle.

Management then showed police security video that showed the female suspect, later identified as Shawn Stacy Edge, place a few items into her purse.Police watched as she walked to the rear of the store and then headed toward the front doors.

Police then began to confront Edge as she passed the self-checkout line and continued walking toward the exit. Officers then stood in front of the doors and she immediately stopped in her tracks and stated that she didn’t do anything.

Officers advised Edge that they saw her on video taking items and placing them inside her purse. She then told police that she would put everything back if they wouldn’t take her to jail.

Edge was then placed under arrest and officers went through her purse to find four Energizer batteries, a pack of Sharpie markers, a container of Cutter insect repellent, an LED flex flashlight, some Axe body spray, Febreeze, mascara, Pillsbury chocolate chip cookie dough, and two Yoplait yogurts.

The total attempted theft was calculated to be $85.68.

Edge was later determined to have two prior shoplifting convictions.

As a result, Edge, age 44, was arrested and transported to the Troup County Sheriff’s Office where she was charged with Theft by Shoplifting – Less than $500.

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

• Thursday afternoon about 3:30 p.m., LaGrange Police responded to the Food Mart on Whitesville Road in reference to possible check fraud.

Officers arrived and made contact with the complainant, who stated that the store cashed a bad check for known subject back in July. The check was reportedly from Southern General Insurance Company for $238.68.

At the time, Food Mart employees called the company to make sure this was a valid check and cashed it after they supposedly confirmed it was a good check. The check was later returned on July 22, marked as ‘refer to maker.’

The complainant stated he has since attempted to contact the female who cashed the check, but she will not return his calls. He also advised police that he had sent her a ten-day letter by certified mail demanding repayment, which was signed for on August 14.

This incident is still under investigation.

• Thursday afternoon about 12:37 p.m., LaGrange Police responded to the Walmart on New Franklin Road in reference to Shoplifting.

Police arrived and spoke with the store’s loss prevention officers, who had already detained the suspects, identified as Preston Cameron and Trinity Davenport.

Employees advised that the two enter the store around 12:05 p.m. and selected various children’s clothes and attempted to exit without paying for the items. Both suspects were then stopped as they attempted to exit the store.

According to Loss Prevention, Davenport selected the items and placed them inside of the shopping cart with Cameron serving as a lookout. The two then walked through the store and Davenport began rolling up the clothing items and concealed the merchandise.

The two then went though checkout and paid for some items, but did not pay for several children’s clothing items.

The allegedly stolen items were recovered include: a child’s casual outfit, valued at $5.87; a leggings set, valued at $9.98; a tshirt, valued at $3.88, and a pair of yoga pants, valued at $3.88, for a total alleged theft of $25.26.

Neither subject had any prior history for shoplifting.

As a result, Davenport, age 30, and Cameron, age 24, were arrested and transported to the Troup County Sheriff’s Office where they were booked into the jail charged with Theft by Shoplifting – Less than $500.

Both suspects were later released from the Troup County Jail on bond.

• Thursday afternoon about 3:49 p.m., officers took a walk-in report at the La-Grange Police Department in reference to Identity Fraud.

Police spoke with the complainant, who stated that unknown person(s) opened several accounts in her name without her permission The victim stated she started receiving notices about accounts that she did not know about and then began to check her credit history and discovered that her identity had likely been stolen.

The victim says she has been trying to check her credit report on various sites, but she keeps getting locked out. She has since contacted all three of the credit bureaus and has been unable to resolve the issue.

The credit reporting companies told her that they could not give her any further information without a police report.

The victim stated she does not know when these accounts were opened, but noted that she lost her wallet several months ago. She now she believes that this is how her identity was compromised.

This incident is still under investigation.