Wednesday, April 19th

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.

• Friday night about 9:40 p.m., LaGrange Police responded to the 900 block of Greenville Street in reference to an unwanted subject.

Officers arrived and found two males and a female out on the front porch and front yard yelling at each other. Police first spoke to the female complainant, who stated she wanted her son, Scottie Eugene Pike Jr., to leave her house. She state that Pike had been drinking and he had become belligerent toward everyone. She further advised that she is tired of Pike because he is constantly drinking, belligerent, and out of control.

The female stated that Pike often gets in her face to try to intimidate her by yelling and she wants him to move out of her house and not to come back.

The complainant also stated that Pike never paid her $400 like he claimed.

Police then spoke to Pike, who was reportedly very angry, loud, and unable to stand without losing his balance. Pike told police that he would not leave the house unless the complainant gave him back his money $400, which he claimed to have paid the previous week so he could stay in the house.

Officers then advised Pike that he would have to leave the residence since the owner no longer wanted him there. Police say that Pike then kept repeating to himself saying, “I’m not going anywhere without my money.”

Police stated that they repeatedly tried to diffuse the situation, but Pike kept yelling about his money and not leaving the house.

Pike’s stepfather then walked down from the porch and Pike kicked him in the leg as he was walking by. Pike’s brother and his stepfather then got into a brief physical altercation that was quickly broken up by police.

As officers pulled Pike away from his stepfather, he fell back onto the grass. Pike then allegedly turned around and told the officer, “If I see you on the street after I get out of jail, I will beat you’re a**.”  Pike then spat in the officer’s face while he was trying keep the parties separated.

Pike was then placed under arrest and placed in a patrol car, where he kept banging his head against the windows and the cage between the compartments. Police say that Pike was very angry, physical, and hostile by banging his head and kicking the doors.

Pike, age 30, was arrested and transported to the Troup County Sheriff’s Office where he was booked into the jail and charged with Public Drunkenness, Disorderly Conduct, and Obstruction of Officers.

Pike was later released from the Troup County Jail on bond.

• Thursday night about 9:41 a.m., LaGrange Police responded to the Piggly Wiggly supermarket on South Greenwood Street in reference to a counterfeit bill being passed.

Officers arrived and spoke with the manager, who stated that she had been using security cameras to watch a white male and a white female she recognized from past incidents where she caught them trying to shoplift. The manager stated this is the first time they attempting to pass counterfeit money, though.

The store manager proved security video that showed the couple trying to purchase $19.13 worth of merchandise using a fake $20 bill.

When employees caught the fake bill, they confronted them and told them to wait for police, but the two fled the scene on foot, saying they had other money at home to pay for the items and would return. Employees then questioned this, because the man had other cash in his hand at the time of purchase, which he could have used.

The couple did not return while police were on scene.

This incident is still under investigation.

• Farris Hugh Scarborough, of Hamilton, GA was arrested by West Point Police for Possession of a Schedule II Controlled Substance.

• Friday night about 9:10 p.m., LaGrange Police responded to the 1500 block of Whitesville Street in reference to a wanted person.

The wanted suspect, Micheal Ray Mount, had active warrants through Muscogee County and was reportedly working outside in the area.

Police arrived, located Mount, and advised him that there was a warrant out for his arrest through Muscogee County for a Probation Violation. Mount stated he was aware of the warrant and had spoken to his Probation Officer about getting it lifted.

Officers then placed Mount under arrest for the active warrant and searched him to arrest.

During the search, Mount was found to be in possession of a small bag suspected marijuana and a smoking pipe.

As a result, Mount, age 28, was arrested and transported to the Troup County Sheriff’s Office where he was booked into the jail and charged with Possession of Marijuana – Less than an Ounce, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and the aforementioned warrant.

• Friday evening about 5:28 p.m., LaGrange Police responded to Walmart on New Franklin Road in reference to Shoplifting.

Officers arrived and made contact with the store’s Loss Prevention Officer, who stated she observed Claudia Kay Williams conceal several items in her pants.

The store recovered a blue men’s dress shirt, a black men’s belt, a brown billfold, and black dress pants, which were valued at a total of $61.56.

Police spoke to Williams and asked if she wished to make a statement and she stated she thought the store was just going to give her a warning. Williams was later determined to have no previous Shoplifting convictions.

As a result, Williams, age 42, was arrested and transported to the Troup County Sheriff’s Office where she was booked into the jail and charged with Theft by Shoplifting – Less than $500.

Williams was later released from the Troup County Jail on bond.

• Friday afternoon about 12:27 p.m., LaGrange Police responded to the Domino’s Pizza on Corporate Plaza Drive in reference to counterfeiting.

Officers arrived and met with the manager, who stated that they received a counterfeit $20 bill from one of his delivery drivers from the night shift on April 8. The specific person who gave the driver the fraudulent bill is unknown.

The bill was taken into evidence and this incident remains under investigation.