Friday January 29th

 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.

• Monday night about 7:09 p.m., Troup County Sheriff’s Deputies were traveling north on Hogansville Road near Trimble Station Road when a green Camaro was observed coming up from behind at a high speed.

The Camaro then passed deputies and another vehicle directly in front of them. Deputies then initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle as it passed another vehicle on a hill in a no passing zone.

Deputies reported the Camaro then tapped the brakes as if preparing to stop, but then took off again after realizing oncoming traffic was preventing the patrolmen from catching up.

The Camaro then continued to drive at a high rate of speed traveling on Hogansville Road headed toward Coweta County, passing another vehicle in a no passing zone in a curve before Minnie Sewell Road.

The Camaro was then observed flying through the parking lot of Jabaley’s Liquor Store on Coweta-Heard Road and skidding to a halt going in between the guard posts for the store.

Deputies then blocked the vehicle in and demanded the driver exit the vehicle, but he began to say he could not breathe. Deputies then had the driver exit the vehicle and detained him, at which point paramedics were called to the scene.

The driver, Warren James Cook, claimed he was running because he knew a Grantville Police officer always sits near Jabaley’s Liquor Store and he was having difficulty breathing, so he began to rush to get help.

Deputies then advised Cook he could have easily stopped and had them call him an ambulance, but he stated he saw the blue lights and just panicked.

Coweta County Fire and Ambulance arrived shortly afterwards and evaluated Cook. Paramedics advised Cook’s blood pressure was elevated, but he was otherwise uninjured. Cook then refused further treatment admitting he was okay.

As a result of the incident, Cook, age 36, was arrested and transported to the Troup County Sheriff’s Office where he was booked into the jail and charged with Fleeing and Attempting to Elude Law Enforcement and Reckless Driving.

• Sunday afternoon about 2:16 p.m., LaGrange Police responded to the 1100 block of Troup Street in reference to a Theft.

Officers arrived and spoke with the male complainant, who stated he believes his ex-girlfriend stole his Play Station 4 video game system.

The victim stated he allowed the female to borrow his vehicle the previous day at about 5 p.m. and she returned it about 11 p.m., but the next day the he noticed that his Play Station was gone from the vehicle.

The victim advised his former girlfriend has a history of searching through his vehicle when she borrows it and he believes she discovered and stole the item.

The victim stated he believes she pawned the item, valued at $400, so she could buy some more methamphetamine.

• Sunday afternoon about 1:43 p.m., LaGrange Police to the 600 block of Wilburn Avenue in reference to a Theft.

Officers arrived and spoke with the female victim, who stated sometime between 1:30 a.m. and 9 a.m., unknown person(s) stole the drive shaft off of her truck.

The victim stated her truck, a 2008 Dodge Ram, was sitting in front of the apartment at the time of the theft.

Police inspected under the vehicle and found three bolts under the truck and the drive shaft was completely missing.

Police say it was obvious that the truck could not have made it to where it was parked without the driveshaft due to the incline of the roadway in front of the apartments.

Nothing else appeared to have been tampered with on the vehicle.

This incident is still under investigation.

• Sunday evening about 6:07 p.m., LaGrange Police responded to the 800 block of Colquitt Street in reference to a motor vehicle accident.

Officers arrived and located a gold 1999 Mercedes Benz that had exited the roadway and apparently struck a utility pole.

Police then spoke with several witnesses, who stated the vehicle wrecked and the male driver exited the vehicle and fled the scene just prior to police arrival.

Upon running the tag number, police learned the vehicle was registered to a female on Daniel Street; however, there was no further contact information for the owner.

While further investigating the incident, police observed skid marks starting from the opposite side of the road to where the vehicle struck the utility police, indicating the vehicle was not maintaining the appropriate lane of travel. The vehicle also sustained extensive damage to the right front quarter panel, immobilizing the vehicle. The utility pole also appeared to have enough damage that it will have to be replaced by LaGrange Power.

Police later spoke to a witness who stated driver of the Mercedes had a vehicle following him. Once the driver wrecked, he entered the rear vehicle and fled the area headed East on Colquitt Street and immediately turning right onto Nevada Street.

Officers attempted to contact the registered owner of the Mercedes, but had negative contact.

Police noted the driver of the Mercedes exited the vehicle, appearing to take the keys with them. The ignition switch had also not been punched out indicating that the vehicle had likely not been stolen. The driver’s seat was also set way back, confirming that a male had likely been driving the vehicle at the time of the accident.

This incident is still under investigation.

• West Point Police responded to an incident of Misdemeanor Theft by Shoplifting which was reported in the area of East 10th Street.

• West Point Police took a report of Criminal Damage to Property which was reported in the area of Kia Parkway.