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.
• Tuesday afternoon about 12:51 p.m., LaGrange Police responded to the Walmart on New Franklin Road in reference to Shoplifting.
Police arrived and spoke to the store’s Loss Prevention Officer who stated she began watching a male customer after observing suspicious behavior.
The Loss Prevention Officer stated the subject, Pernell Easter, selected a microwave and then walked to customer service bypassing the registers and then returned the item without a receipt, receiving $73 in store credit.
The Loss Prevention Officer then stopped Pernell and escorted him to her office where she confronted him with the theft.
Police say that Pernell later admitted to the theft, so he was placed under arrest after the store advised they wished to press charges.
As a result, Pernell, age 23, was arrested and transported to the Troup County Sheriff’s Office where he was booked into the jail and charged with Theft by Shoplifting.
• West Point Police responded to an incident of Theft which was reported on O.G. Skinner Drive.
• West Point Police responded to an incident of Burglary which was reported on Progress Boulevard.
• West Point Police responded to an incident of Criminal trespass which was reported on Higgins Street.
• Late Thursday night about 11:06 p.m., LaGrange Police responded to the 900 block of Georgia Avenue in reference to a fight in progress.
Police arrived and spoke to a female, who stated she and her boyfriend were outside having an argument when a vehicle pulled up and three females jumped out and a physical altercation ensued.
The female stated that the other women, later identified as Rhonda Bell, Isis White, and Janayia Cannon, started by yelling at her and then began striking her with their fists. The female stated she defended herself until the fight was broken up by her boyfriend and other unidentified neighbors.
Police first spoke to Cannon, who initially denied ever having fought with anyone, but was found to have blood stains on the palm of her hand. White and Bell also refused to admit to participating, but did not deny their actions as described by the complainant.
Police then spoke to the boyfriend, who stated they were having an argument when the three females jumped out of a silver Honda and began trying to fight with his girlfriend. He stated they got out and began yelling and attempting to instigate a fight.
Officers later spoke to a separate unbiased witness, who advised that heard an argument coming from in front of the residence and then saw the three females exit their vehicle and move toward the other two. The witness stated the yelling got considerably louder when the three women got to the other two, but he did not see any physical altercation.
When police arrived on scene there were neighbors standing on the porches of many of the residences in the area because of the breach of the peace caused by the incident.
Officers noted that about, 30 minutes earlier they were called to the same area for another disturbance. When police arrived they found Cannon, Bell, and White riding down Georgia Avenue in Cannon’s vehicle.
Neighbors had complained that Cannon had been driving at a high rate of speed and was honking her horn for no reason. When confronted by police, Cannon stated that they were just driving around looking for a friend’s house. She stated that she was uncertain of the address, but thought it was possible that it was on this street.
At the time, police advised Cannon that repeatedly blowing the horn so late at night was unacceptable and was disturbing the neighborhood. Police advised her that it would probably be better if they called the friend to get an exact address. Cannon then agreed to leave the area to avoid a confrontation with the neighbors. The women drove off and police left the area only to be called back later for the second disturbance in which they were involved.
As are result, Cannon, age 18; Bell, age 18; and White, age 17; were arrested and transported to the Troup County Sheriff’s Office where they were booked into the jail and charged with Disorderly Conduct.
• Late Thursday night, just before midnight, LaGrange Police responded to the Food Depot supermarket on Hogansville Road in reference to a disturbance.
Officers arrived and observed a Chevrolet Trailblazer occupied by two males and a Kia Rio occupied by a female, later identified as Morgan Nanette Overton.
Police say the initial call for service was a noise complaint from two vehicles sitting in the Food Depot parking lot. When police arrived the vehicles were parked side by side and officer could hear loud music coming from the Trailblazer.
As officers approached the Trailblazer, the music was turned down and when police made contact with the occupants they advised they were just sitting there talking to their friend, Overton.
Neither occupant in the Trailblazer appeared to be nervous when speaking with police, but when officers looked over at Overton and made eye contact, she abruptly looked away and began to stare at her lap.
Police then Overton’s vehicle she rolled the driver side door window down, at which point officers began to smell the odor marijuana mixed with the VAPE device she was smoking.
When asked if there were any drugs in the vehicle, Overton stated there wasn’t any, but continued to appear to be very nervous and refused to keep eye contact.
Overton then granted consent to search her vehicle, so she was removed from the vehicle. Police say that once the odor from the VAPE went away, officers were able to smell a strong odor of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle.
Police say the interior of the vehicle was very messy and filled with many items, but officers were able to locate a small amount of green marijuana on the front passenger front seat underneath Overton’s purse.
As a result, Overton, age 19, was arrested and transported to the Troup County Sheriff’s Office where she was booked into the jail and charged with Possession of Marijuana – Less than an Ounce.
Overton was later released from the Troup County Jail on bond.