Wednesday, May 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 afternoon about 2:17 p.m., LaGrange Police responded to the 1500 block of Lafayette Parkway in reference to Harassing Communication.

Officers arrived and made contact with the complainant, who stated that two weeks prior, he filed a complaint against his ex-wife of over a year for continually contacting him against his will and harassing him.

The complainant stated that after the first report, he told her not to text message or call him anymore, but she has called him several times since then. He stated she just called today she screamed at him.

He advised that he couldn’t understand anything that she was saying, but he again told her not to call him anymore.

Due to the complainant having filed complaints about the repeated incidents, officers advised him of warrant procedures for Harassing Communications and to save all the phone calls and messages for prosecution purposes.

This incident is still under investigation.

• Corneillus D. Strickland, of LaGrange, was arrested by West Point Police for Driving with a Suspended License.

• Stanley Lewis Ridgeway, age 23, was arrested by West Point Police and charged with Statutory Rape and Sodomy.

• West Point Police responded to separate incidents of Aggravated Assault which were reported on East Ninth Street and Avenue I.

• An incident of Criminal Trespass was reported to West Point Police on Spruce Street.

• West Point Police responded to a Simple Assault which was reported in the area of Kia Parkway.

• Sunday night about 7:20 p.m., LaGrange Police responded to the Piggly Wiggly supermarket on South Greenwood Street in reference to Shoplifting.

Officers arrived and made contact with the store manager who showed them security video of a male subject picking up multiple packs of Kool-aid drink mix and later placing them in his pocket on another isle.

While police were watching the video, the subject checked out and left the store. Officers then went outside and found him walk into another nearby store. They then stopped the subject and escorted him back to Piggly Wiggly to speak with the manager.

Initially, when asked about the Kool-aid packets he had pocketed, the male stated he did not have enough money for the items, but when the manager stated she wished to have the subject prosecuted for shoplifting, he pulled out cash wanting to pay for the items.

The manager then refused to allow the alleged shoplifter to simply pay for the items, so police began to take the suspect into custody.

As officers were attempting to handcuff the male, he jerked away and fled on foot running toward the Hotspot convenience store. Police then gave chase, but lost sight of the subject on a brush path behind South Lewis Street.

A K-9 unit was then called to the scene and they started to track the subject. Shortly afterwards, the male was then spotted walking up a residential driveway and was quickly taken into custody.

The subject then identified himself as Trevor Leslie and he was transported the Troup County Sheriff’s Office to be booked into the jail and charged with Obstruction and Shoplifting. After determining the name he provided had no prior history for Shoplifting, he was turned over to Troup County Jail staff for booking.

Police were later contacted by jailers, who advised that the subject they had just turned in as Trevor Leslie, was actually named Sirecka Culpepper.

Culpepper was then determined to have concealed his identity in an attempt to avoid arrest on a warrant for an outstanding Probation Violation.

As a result, Culpepper, age 40, was booked into the Troup County Jail where he was charged with Theft by Shoplifting – Less than $500, two counts of Obstruction of Officers, and a warrant for Probation Violation.

Culpepper is currently being held at the Troup County Jail where he was denied bond.

• Late Saturday night about 12:46 a.m., LaGrange Police responded the 100 block of White Oak Drive in reference to a Domestic Disturbance.

Officers arrived and spoke to the female, who stated that she located her husband, Rickey Brown, at another female’s residence on Oak Lane and followed him home.

The two were arguing and continually yelling at each other, so officers stood by trying to get the subjects to come to a peaceful resolution for the night and talk about their relationship issues the next day.

Police say that neither subject was willing to leave the residence after almost an hour of yelling and arguing. Officers noted that both subjects were repeatedly warned to stop yelling and screaming due to the late hour in the residential community.

Officers say that the female was very upset, but she did eventually calm down and stopped yelling. The male, however, continued to yell and curse towards her as well as her son, who was also at the residence.

Brown was then informed that if he did not stop causing a disturbance, he would be arrested for Disorderly Conduct. He then briefly calmed down, but a few minutes later he started yelling and cursing again.

Police say that Brown was so loud that several neighbors in a residence five doors down came outside to see what the disturbance was about. The neighbors informed officers that they were alarmed by the amount of noise coming from Brown. Brown then continued to yell and stated that he was going to do what he wanted and he did not care.

After officers had been on scene for over an hour attempting to calm him down with multiple warnings to lower his voice, police placed Brown under arrest for the disturbance.

Brown, age 48, was arrested and transported to the Troup County Sheriff’s Office where he was charged with Disorderly Conduct.

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