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 afternoon about 12:43 p.m., LaGrange Police responded to the intersection of Hamilton Road and Fannin Street in reference to a Hit & Run collision.
Officer arrived and spoke to the driver of a grey Ford Explorer with extensive damage on the both driver’s side doors and to the step bar on the driver’s side. The driver stated he was traveling south on Hamilton Road when the other vehicle, a green Honda Accord, turned left onto Fannin Street from Hamilton Road and struck his vehicle.
The then unknown female driver of the Honda Accord then fled the accident scene without providing any information as required by Georgia law. Another witness at the scene confirmed the statements given by the victim.
Officers were later notified by a motor carrier officer that the suspected vehicle was possibly on Brookside Drive. Police then found the vehicle parked by the intersection of Brookside Drive and Union Street and began looking for the suspected driver, Breanna Burgess.
Police determined that the vehicle was actually owned by Burgess’s child’s father and that the vehicle was uninsured. The vehicle was then towed from the scene.
The owner of the vehicle, Kendravious Dozier, later arrived on scene and officers issued him a citation for No Proof of Insurance.
Officers then responded to the Division of Family and Children Services on Hogansville Road in reference to locating Burgess, who was reportedly at the location.
Police arrived and met with Burgess and she admitted she had been driving the green Honda Accord and fled the accident scene.
Burgess, age 20, was then arrested and transported to the Troup County Jail where he was booked into the jail and charged with Leaving the Scene of an Accident, Failure to Yield, and Driving While Unlicensed.
Burgess was later released from the Troup County Jail on bond.
• Monday morning about 11:12 a.m., officers took a walk-in report at the LaGrange Police Department in reference to Check Fraud.
Police spoke with the victim, who stated that on Saturday while checking his bank account online, he discovered several transactions that neither he nor his wife had made. The victim had already reported the issue to the bank, but they requested that he also report the incident to police.
The victim stated there were two fraudulent checks using his bank’s routing number and his checking account number, and a third check that was ran electronically.
The first physical check was written to Publix in the amount of $388.18 on April 1. There was a male name on the check and an address and Georgia driver’s license number, but they were also determined to be fraudulent.
The second check was written for $240, on the same date, with the exact same check number, but there was no name in the “pay to the order” field.
The third withdrawal was an electronically tendered check, issued to Best Buy in the amount of $3,630.31 on April 5. This check had a female’s name and a Rex, GA address, but both are also likely fake.
The final incident was an external bank withdrawal to Comcast in the amount of $414.35, making the total theft $4,672.84.
This incident is still under investigation.
• Monday afternoon about 1:58 p.m., LaGrange Police responded to the Mallard Lakes Apartments on Old Airport Road in reference to a drunken subject.
Officers arrived and were directed by the female complainant to an older male walking away from the area.
The complainant stated that the subject attempted to enter her apartment in a drunken stupor and she was visibly shaken from the incident, according to police. She also advised officers that the subject was walking around with an unknown type alcoholic beverage in a black plastic bag.
Officers then made contact with the male subject, who they identified as Richard Wayne Langford.
Police observed a strong odor of some type of alcoholic beverage on Langford’s person and he had glassy eyes and slurred speech. Officers say that Langford appeared to be in a drunken stupor and the 58-year-old man began asking for his mother after being stopped by police.
Officers later learned that Langford lives with his mother at the LaFayette Village apartments near the Mallard Lakes complex.
Langford was then confirmed to have a very high presence of alcohol in his system, blowing .212 BAC on a portable breath test. There was also a 40 ounce bottle of Bud Ice beer just as the complainant described that had been discarded in the area.
As a result, Landford age 58, was arrested and transported to the Troup County Sheriff’s Office where he was booked into the jail and charged with Public Drunkenness.
Officers noted that Lanford cursed at them the entire time he was being taken to the jail.
Langford was later released from the Troup County Jail on bond.
• Tuesday evening about 6:52 p.m., LaGrange Police responded to the 100 block of Wynnwood Drive in reference to an Entering Auto.
Officers arrived and spoke to the complainant, who stated she and her grandson had gone to the Walmart on New Franklin Road and when they returned from shopping, she noticed the inside of her Kia Soul had been ransacked.
The only thing reported missing from the vehicle was a Tom Tom GPS unit, valued at $60.
The two reportedly entered Walmart at about 5:15 p.m. and returned about 30 minutes later to find the vehicle had been entered.
The victim explained that her grandson had accidentally left the passenger side window cracked open about five inches. She stated she believes someone just reached into the vehicle and unlocked the door due to the window being left partially open.
The GPS device was hidden in the glove box directly in front of the passenger seat. No damage was observed on the vehicle as a result of the incident.
Officers processed the vehicle for fingerprints and are attempting to review security video that may have captured the theft.
This incident is still under investigation.
• Telly Savalas McCauley, of West Point, was arrested by West Point Police for Driving with a suspended License.
• Danny Lewis, of West Point, was arrested by West Point Police for Driving with a suspended License.