Monday, April 3rd

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.

• Thursday morning about 11:09 a.m., LaGrange Police responded to Hometown Family Medicine on Vernon Road in reference to reports of child abuse.

Officers arrived and met with staff members and spoke with them regarding a parenting issue where a female was seen possibly abusing her daughter.

The staff advised that the woman had grabbed her daughter by the arm and began talking to her very rudely. They stated the female grabbed the child and picked her up in the air by both arms and placed her down in a chair using a strong amount of force.

The female then reportedly spanked the child by popping her on the rear, which they described as very violent swings.

Police then spoke with the female and she became very upset and insisted she was only disciplining her child.

Officers inspected the child and observed no marks, bruising, or any possible signs of abuse.

The management of the location requested that the female be banned from the property due to her attitude towards them after 911 had been called, so officers issued her a Criminal Trespass Warning.

Police collected security video of the incident, which was given to detectives to further investigate the incident.

This incident is still under investigation.

• Thursday afternoon about 2:17 p.m., LaGrange Police responded to McGee Street in reference to locating wanted subject, Dennis Lee Huguley, who possessed an active arrest warrant for Temporary Protection Order Violation.

Police had previously received credible information from a concerned citizen indicating that Huguley was inside the residence and he had just entered the home wearing a grey tee shirt, jeans, and white shoes. Officers were already in the area, so police quickly responded to the residence.

Officers then made contact with Huguley’s mother at the front door and explained they were looking for her son because he had a warrant for his arrest. Huguley’s mother then initially stated that he was not there, but refused to allow police inside to look for him.

Once she realized that police had credible information that Huguley was inside, she stated she would go to get him and meet police at the door. Shortly afterwards, she returned and stated she could not find him and provided police with consent to enter the residence to search for Huguley.

Officers walked into the residence and gave Huguley numerous loud and clear, lawful commands to show himself and surrender. After waiting about three minutes, police began searching for Huguley and found him hiding in his mother’s bedroom closet.

Huguley was then taken into custody without further incident. He later admitted that he hid in order to avoid apprehension because he expected another warrant to be issued by Heard County for unrelated offenses.

Huguley, age 44, was arrested and transported to the Troup County Sheriff’s Office where he was booked into the jail and charged with Obstruction of Officers and Temporary Protection Order Violation.

As of press time Huguley is being held at the Troup County Jail where he was denied bond.

• Thursday afternoon about 3:17 p.m., LaGrange Police responded to the 1300 block of Fourth Avenue in reference to a Residential Burglary.

Officers arrived and made contact with the victim, who reported that sometime between 6:20 a.m. and when he just arrived home, unknown person(s) entered his residence and stole several items.

The victim stated that when he arrived home he noticed the side window to his residence was busted out and lifted up. Upon entering the residence, he discovered the house had been rummaged through and several items were missing.

Missing from the residence was a Phillips flat screen TV, valued at $320; a white Xbox One video game system, valued at $455; a Sony PlayStation 4 video game system, valued at $300; and an unknown brand 50 inch TV, valued at $300. The total theft from the residence was estimated at $1,375.

Police walked through the residence and observed multiple cabinets and drawers were rummaged through, but nothing appeared to be taken other than the electronics.

Officers processed the location for fingerprints and canvassed the area for any possible witnesses, but no one reported seeing anything unusual.

This incident is still under investigation.

• Thursday afternoon about 4:13 p.m., LaGrange Police responded to the Walmart on New Franklin Road in reference to theft.

Officers arrived and spoke to the complainant, who stated her purse had been stolen. She explained that she ate at the Subway restaurant inside of Walmart and left her purse behind and it was stolen before she realized she had forgotten it.

The purse reportedly contained several identification documents and a small amount of cash.

Police spoke to an employee, who stated a male came in and ordered food and sat down at the same table where the victim ate. The employee stated it appeared as if the male bent over and picked something up and then immediately left without finishing his food.

Police are in the process of reviewing security video which may have captured the incident.

This incident is still under investigation.

• West Point Police responded to an incident of Criminal Trespass which was reported on O.G. Skinner Drive.

• West Point Police responded to an incident of Battery –Family Violence Act which was reported on East 12th Street.

• Joshua Corey Guthrie, of Valley, AL was arrested by West Point Police for Battery, Interfering with a Call for Emergency Service, and Contempt of Court.

• Debbie Elaine Pritchett and Wesley Scott Pritchett, of West Point, were arrested by West Point Police for Possession of Schedule II Controlled Substance.

• Elizabeth Travis was arrested by West Point Police for Theft by Taking.

• West Point Police responded to an incident of Criminal Trespass which was reported Highway 29.