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Fleeing Suspects Found with Counterfeit Money

LaGrange Police have arrested a pair of suspects on felony forgery charges after they allegedly led police on a high-speed chase Friday night.

Late Friday night just after midnight, officers with the LaGrange Police Department attempted to perform a traffic stop on a green Toyota Camry on Harwell Avenue near Miller Street.

The Toyota failed to stop and continued on at relatively low speeds until an unknown older black male jumped out of the vehicle while the vehicle was still in motion.

Eventually the pursuit increased to extremely high speeds with the suspect vehicle running stop signs and travelling in oncoming lanes.

After the Toyota reached over 80 MPH in a 30 MPH zone, ignoring multiple officers with blue lights and sirens activated, officers elected to perform a PIT maneuver and forcibly stop the dangerous vehicle.

Before they could get to a safe spot to do so, the Police then pinned the driver’s door shut using their patrol vehicle.

The driver and passenger were then taken into custody by force.

The suspects were later found to be in possession of $220 worth of counterfeit money.

As a result, the driver, Tre’vonn Malik Valentine, and his passenger, Quarnandez Montel Reed, were arrested and transported to the Troup County Sheriff’s Office where they were booked into the jail on various offenses.

Valentine, age 20, was charged with First Degree Forgery (Felony), Fleeing or Attempting to Elude Officers (Felony), Reckless Driving, and numerous other traffic offenses.

Reed, age 18, was charged with First Degree Forgery (Felony).