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Wanted Suspect Arrested After Brief Chase

LaGrange Police have arrested a local man on several charges after he allegedly led them on a brief chase and fled into a residence in order to avoid a probation warrant.

The incident occurred late Monday night about 11:11 p.m., when officers with the LaGrange Police Department Monday observed a white Honda Accord turn onto Hamilton Road from Cannon Street with no functioning tail lights.

Police initiated a traffic stop and activated with blue lights after the vehicle turned onto Fendig Street. The driver, later identified as Kenderious Davis, then continued on Cannon Street, so officers hit their siren a couple times to get him to stop, but Davis kept going. Davis then briefly stopped for traffic at the Whitesville Street intersection, but then abruptly accelerated away from police once it was clear.

Officers then pursued the vehicle to the Benjamin Harvey Hill Homes, where Davis immediately hopped out of the vehicle and ran out of sight into the housing complex, leaving the keys in the ignition.

The vehicle was then determined to be registered to Davis and it had valid insurance, but the tag was expired as of October 24. Further inspection revealed that the tag had been altered and piece of paper with November 24, 2017 printed on it was taped over the October expiration date.

Davis was later determined to have an active Probation Violation warrant for his arrest for an original charge of Indecent Exposure, which police believe to be why he fled.

Eventually, police observed Davis briefly exiting an apartment to look around, but he quickly went back inside before they could make contact. Officers then knocked on the apartment door and Davis was captured while attempting to flee out the rear of the residence.

Davis was then placed under arrest and found to be in possession of suspected burglary tools and a LaGrange College identification card belonging to a female. When asked about the identification card, Davis advised it belonged to his girlfriend. Police note that Davis was unable to provide the full name of the female that was allegedly his girlfriend.

Davis was then interviewed at the LaGrange Police Department about a Burglary that occurred earlier in the day at the LaGrange College, but he was not charged with the prior incident.

As a result, Davis, age 24, was arrested and transported to the Troup County Sheriff’s Office where he was booked into the jail charged with Fleeing/Attempting to Elude, Obstruction of Officers, Tail Light Requirements, Operating a Vehicle with an Altered License Plate, and Probation Violation.

Davis is currently being held at the Troup County Jail where he was denied bond.