Man Threatens Family During Apparent Drug Trip

LaGrange Police have arrested a man on multiple felony charges after he allegedly threatened a local family during what appeared to be a bad drug trip.

Wednesday night about 10:39 p.m., officers with the LaGrange Police Department responded to the 400 block of Harwell Avenue in reference to a domestic disturbance.

Officers arrived and found a male and female yelling at each other on the front porch of the residence.

Police first spoke with the female, who stated she recently arrived back home and found the male, Antonio Hines, kicking the doors and walls inside the residence. She stated Hines then grabbed a kitchen knife and threatened her brother and daughter, accusing them of stealing his stuff.

The complainant stated Hines appeared to be on some kind of drugs and he was scaring everyone one in the residence with his behavior. She stated Hines also falsely accused everyone in the residence of stealing his identification card, bank card, and cigarettes. Hines also reportedly threatened to burn all the subjects inside the residence.

These statements were later confirmed by other occupants inside the home. Police then spoke to Hines who stated the others inside the residence had stolen his identification card, bank card, and pack of Times cigarettes by reaching through the ceiling and walls of the residence. While police were speaking with Hines, he stated he could see them reaching through an exterior wall and through the front door.

Hines also insisted that he knew police could see them too and stated that officers were ghosts and were glowing.

After speaking with Hines for several minutes, he reached and unfolded his pants leg and pulled out a pack of cigarettes, along with an identification card and bank card. Hines then told police that these were his missing items and that someone had just reached through the exterior wall put the items in his pants leg.

Hines then made further statements saying people were in the walls and he could see them, further showing that he could potentially be under the effects of an unknown drug as previously reported.

Hines was then placed under arrest and he briefly resisted being taken into custody. A small amount of suspected marijuana was later found in his shoe during a search to arrest.

As a result Hines, age 39, was arrested and transported to the Troup County Sheriff’s Office where he was booked into the jail charged with Simple Assault, Terroristic Threats, Obstruction of Officers, and Possession of Marijuana – Less than an Ounce.

Hines is currently being held at the Troup County Jail on $12,000 bond.