Open Container Suspect Makes Matters Much Worse

Police arrested a man who only made matters worse for himself after he was caught with an open container of alcohol. First he literally littered right in front of a police officer and then lied to him about his name and age.

The incident occurred late Sunday night around 9 p.m., when officers with the La-Grange Police Department spotted a male with an open container of alcohol walking across Daniel Street near Revis Street.

Police made contact with the subject who initially identified himself as Michael Thomas. The subject stated the cup he was holding contained a mixture of beer and whiskey, so officers instructed him to pour out the contents. The subject then dropped the Styrofoam cup he had been carrying, along with several facial tissues.

The subject then provided police several different dates of birth and ages that didn’t match, so police began to suspect he wasn’t being truthful about his identity.

The subject also gave police the first three numbers of his social security number, which did not match the state where he said he was born.

Eventually after being questioned by two different officers, the subject admitted his real name is Christopher Devier Jennings and that he had lied because he thought he might have warrant. A Rapid ID fingerprint scanner then confirmed Jennings’ identity.

Police then checked Jennings though the Georgia Crime Information Center, but did not locate any warrants for his arrest. Jennings was then placed under arrest for giving a false name.

Jennings, age 44, was arrested and transported to the Troup County Sheriff’s Office where he was booked into the jail charged with Open Container of Alcohol in a Public Place, Obstruction of Officers, and Littering.