Friday, March 31st

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 morning about 11:10 a.m., officers took a walk-in report at the LaGrange Police Department in reference to bank fraud.

Police spoke with the complainant, who stated that she had already made a police report with Hogansville Police Department in reference to her debit card being stolen and used in Hogansville.

The complainant stated that she was advised by her bank, Charter Bank, that the individuals had additionally attempted to use her debit card at the Walmart on New Franklin Road on March 26, after she had already cancelled the card due to the Hogansville incidents.

The transaction didn’t go through, but the suspect(s) attempted to make a fraudulent transaction for $105.93.

On the same date the suspect(s) attempted to use the card at a JK Food Mart, but investigators were unable to immediately determine which JK Food Mart store.

This incident is still under investigation.

• Tuesday morning, LaGrange Police responded to the Walmart on New Franklin Road in reference to a previous Shoplifting incident.

Officers arrived and made contact with the store’s Loss Prevention Officer, who stated that on March 19, a male, later identified as Michael Shayne Cameron, stole several hundred dollars worth of merchandise from the Walmart.

The Loss Prevention Officer explained that Cameron was seen on security video entering the store and selecting a grey tote and then filling it with items throughout the store.

According to the store, Cameron then stole a selected a pair of Mechanix gloves, valued at $17.88; two Dungaree work shirts, valued at $19.84 each; three Dungaree work pants, valued at $19.97 each; a pack of men’s v-neck shirts, valued at $14.98; a men’s athletic shirt, valued at $17.72; two Gillette Sensor 5 razor packs, valued at $7.97 each; two pairs of men’s shoes, valued at $74.98 and $59.76;  two packs of Hanes boxer shorts , valued at $17.94 each, and the grey tote, valued at $7.93.

The total value of the items allegedly taken was valued at $344.66.

Using security video, police were able to identify the suspect as Cameron and saw that he fled the area with the stolen merchandise in a beige Honda Accord. Police were also able to capture the tag number on the vehicle.

Warrants were later issued for Cameron’s arrest for Theft by Shoplifting – Less than $500.

This incident is still under investigation.

• Early Tuesday morning about 1:27 a.m., LaGrange Police were on patrol in the area of North Greenwood Street near Hunnicutt Place when officers observed a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed.

After confirming the vehicle was speeding via radar, officers began to initiate a traffic stop on the car, but after police turned around to pull over the speeding vehicle, the driver did not slow down and appeared to speed up. Officers eventually caught up with the vehicle and the driver pulled over within a reasonable amount of time.

Police then made contact with the driver, Vanquerious Jackson, and advised him of the reason for the stop. While speaking with Jackson, officers observed a strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle as well as suspected drug paraphernalia in plain view.

After Jackson made several statements that police felt were suspicious, additional officers were called to the scene.

While interviewing Jackson, police began to suspect he was impaired on some type of drug as his speech pattern would rabidly change and he was sweating and trembling.

Officers initially asked Jackson for consent to search the vehicle, which he denied, but police quickly advised him that they had probable cause to search due to clear odor of marijuana.

Eventually, officers elected to detain Jackson in handcuffs for their safety, but they say he began to resist and had to be detained by force.

Officers then searched the vehicle and found a small glass jar containing a clear plastic bag with a small amount of suspect marijuana inside. Police also found two loaded handguns, a .40 caliber Taurus and a .9 mm Jennings pistol, within the vehicle.

Jackson later stated the guns inside the vehicle were his, but he denied any knowledge of the suspected marijuana.

Due to the entirety of Jackson’s behavior, officers believe he was too impaired to safely drive, but they were not able to safely conduct any traditional sobriety tests.

As a result, Jackson, age 22, was arrested and transported to the West Georgia Medical Center where he voluntarily submitted to a drug test. Jackson was then taken to the Troup County Sheriff’s Office and booked into the jail and charged with Possession of Marijuana – Less than an Ounce, Driving Under the Influence of Drugs – Less Safe, and Speeding.

• Keamber Dimesha Simpson and Latonya Willette Gilliam were arrested by West Point Police for Affray.

• Nicholas Hunter Sistrunk was arrested by West Point Police for Criminal Trespass.

• Daryll La Clinton Sellars was arrested by West Point Police for Driving with Suspended/Revoked License.

• West Point Police responded to an incident of Disorderly Conduct which was reported on East 11th Street.

• Amanda Michele Thornton, of West Point, was arrested by West Point Police for Disorderly Conduct.

• West Point Police took a report for Theft of Lost or Mislaid Property which was reported on East 10th Street.

• West Point Police responded to an incident of Terroristic Threats which were reported on Highway 29.

• Marrius Lee Williams, age 27, of Valley, AL, was arrested by West Point Police for Driving with a Suspended License and Headlight Violation.

• Richard Drew Smith was arrested by West Point Police for Theft by Shoplifting.

• Tony Berbard Hargett was arrested by West Point Police for Financial Transaction Fraud.