Friday, May 5th

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 10:19 p.m., LaGrange Police responded to Burger King on New Franklin in reference to complaints of a drunken subject who was lying on the grass at the location.

Police arrived and found the subject lying on the grass on the south side of the parking lot. The male was asked to sit up and speak with officers.

Officers say the subject’s speech was very slurred and he had a hard time listening and following directions.

The subject, Danny Wood, was able to pull his identification out of pocket and hand it to officers, but when he attempted to stand up and he almost fell back down, so police told him to remain seated.

When asked how he got to Burger King, he stated that he had come from a relative’s home on Chase Road. He stated he attempted to cross the road at one point, but fell back onto the grass. He then stood up and told officers to go ahead and lock him up.

Wood acknowledged that he would not pass a breath test because of the amount of liquor he consumed. He then submitted to a portable breath test, which tested positive for alcohol.

Police later decided to cite and release Wood for Public Drunkenness and advised him that they just give him a ticket and take him home to his apartment.

After explaining to Wood several times that he was just going to be cited, he asked if he had to pay the ticket. When explained that that he would have to appear in court for the citation, he became irate and told police to just take him to jail.

As result, Wood, age 28, was arrested and transported to the Troup County Sheriff’s Office where he was booked into the jail and charged with Public Intoxication.

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

• Early Wednesday morning about 3:21 a.m., LaGrange Police responded to the area of the Callaway Stadium in reference to a domestic issue between a male and female.

The female complainant advised Troup that D’ Ante Cotton had taken her Mitsubishi Outlander and she was following him. She then advised that she lost him and was heading back to Gorham Street to speak with police.

Officers made contact with the female, who stated she and Cotton were at the Gorham Street location and she fell asleep. She stated she woke up around 2 a.m. and her car was gone. She stated she then contacted Cotton, who told her to come find her car.

The female advised she located Cotton in her vehicle on Dallas Street, but he was able to evade her by fleeing with the vehicle around the Bell Line area. She stated she contacted him several more times by telephone, but he refused to bring her car back or give the location of the vehicle.

Based on this complaint, officers obtained a warrant on Cotton for Auto Theft.

Cotton, age 24, was later arrested and transported to the Troup County Sheriff’s Office where he was booked into the jail and charged with Theft – Auto, Resisting Arrest, and Battery – Family Violence Act.

• Early Wednesday morning about 3:20 a.m., LaGrange Police conducted a traffic stop on a known wanted subject in the area of Jarboe Street.

The driver, Frederick Copeland, was known to have a warrant for Probation Violation and was stopped for this reason.

As officers approached the vehicle, the front seat passenger attempted to exit the vehicle, but told him to remain in the vehicle and he complied.

Copeland’s identity was then confirmed and he was taken into custody for outstanding warrants without incident.

During the investigation, officers asked the passenger for identification and he stated that he had none. Police then asked him for his name and date of birth, so they could confirm his identity. The stated was Christopher Harrison, but police were unable to find a subject by that name with the date of birth he provided.

Police then checked the last name Harrison and found a subject named Kevin Harrison with the same date of birth. A previous booking photo of the subject then confirmed that the passenger was actually Kevin Harrison and he had active warrants for his arrest.

As a result, Harrison, and Copeland were arrested and transported to the Troup County Sheriff’s Office where they were booked into the jail on various charges.

Harrison, age 42, was charged with Obstruction of Officers and two warrants for Failure to Appear.

Copeland, age 44, was charged with Driving While License Suspended and a warrant for Probation Violation.

Both suspects are currently being held at the Troup County Jail where they were denied bond.

• Tuesday night about 9:12 p.m., LaGrange Police responded to Taft Street in reference to reports of harassment.

Officers arrived and spoke to the complainant, who stated another female has been showing up to her home daily, threatening and insulting her. The complainant stated this harassment began around April 24, but has been occurring daily since the first incident.

The complainant stated the female would drive by her house and would attempt to start a fight with her by taunting, cursing, and insulting her. She advised this has escalated to the female actually getting out of her vehicle and calling her out to fight her on the street. She stated this has also gotten to the point where she is bringing friends to help her in the fight.

This incident is still under investigation.

• West Point Police responded to an incident of Battery which was reported on Frank Hall Jr. Street.

• West Point Police responded to an incident of Aggravated assault which was reported on East Ninth Street.

• Kenneth Wayne Boyd, of West Point, was arrested by West Point Police for Entering an Automobile with Intent to Commit a Crime.

• Traci Shantez Jones, of West Point, was arrested by West Point Police for Driving with a Suspended License.