Monday, May 8th

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 evening about 6:43 p.m., LaGrange Police responded to the 100 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Court in reference to a fight in progress.

Officers arrived and determined Alexis Jones and Ebony Williams had gotten into a physical altercation in the front yard.

According to neighbors the fight appeared to be mutual combat, but they could not tell who started it. The neighbors came out of their homes after they heard the fight start.

Police later determined that Jones was upset over having to babysit Williams’ children. She stated Williams would drop the children off at her house due to her brother being their father. The brother would often leave to work 12 hour shifts and Williams would supposedly not return for days at a time, forcing Jones to take care of the kids and her disabled mother.

Jones stated she confronted Williams about this issue and claimed Williams attacked her. Jones admitted she stepped toward Jones during the confrontation, but insisted it was not an attack.

Williams stated that Jones confronted her about leaving the kids at the house and lunged at her, attacking her first. Williams insisted she was only defending herself. She stated she was able to get away long enough to call 911 and when she got off the phone with 911, Jones attacked her a second time.

Police say both parties displayed evidence of a fight. Jones had torn clothing and Williams had a scratch on her neck. Officers were unable to locate any witnesses who saw the start of the fight, so officers decided to charge both parties with the incident.

Due to extenuating circumstances, Jones and Williams were both issued citations for Disorderly Conduct and released in lieu of posting bond.

• Wednesday evening about 5:45 p.m., LaGrange Police were in the area of Kelley Street, when officers observed a wanted subject, Robert Towns Jr., standing in a residential driveway.

Due to Towns’ frequency to flee from police, officers turned around and devised a plan to approach him from multiple directions. Upon returning to the area, Towns was no longer in sight this time, so police approached the residence where he is known to reside and gained consent to search the home.

In the meantime, additional officers observed Towns flee from the rear of that residence into another nearby residence.

Police then held this residence and knocked for about five minutes before the resident finally greeted them allowed police inside to search for Towns. Officers say that Towns hid himself in the rear of the residence and continued hiding for additional five minutes before they could take him into custody.

Towns, age 22, was arrested and transported to the Troup County Sheriff’s Office where he was booked into the jail and charged with Obstruction of Officers and a warrant for Felony Probation Violation.

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

• Wednesday night about 6:27 p.m., LaGrange Police responded to the area of 500 block of Alford Street in reference to shots fired in the area.

Officers were advised that a black male wearing an orange shirt and tan pants just fired several shots into the air and then concealed the gun under his shirt, before running up the street.

Police arrived and found a male matching this description standing in front of a residence on Alford Street with another male.

Officer then spoke with the suspect, later identified as Alvin Lewis Ellison, and asked him if he had any weapons on his person. Ellison immediately responded by saying that he was a convicted felon and cannot be around guns. He stated that he just got out of jail two weeks ago prior for a weapon charge.

Ellison was then frisked and no weapons were found on his person, so police asked him to sit on the curb until they could conclude the investigation.

Police then spoke with the complainant and his wife, who called in the complaint to 911. The female stated she was watering her plants in her back yard, when she saw Ellison acting as if he was shooting a gun while in the nearby backyard on Alford Street. She stated he picked up a silver handgun on the porch and turned facing a south and fired the handgun twice in the air. She stated he then used his shirt to wipe off the gun and concealed it under the shirt and run towards the front yard.

The male stated he saw Ellison run up the street towards Wilkes Street and then stand near some bushes for a minute, before returning to the residence where he initially fired the gunshots.

Police then walked with the male to the area where he saw Ellison standing near the bushes. After some searching, officers found a silver Jennings 9 mm handgun in the bushes. The handgun did not have a magazine and there was not a round in the chamber.

Due to the witness statements and the gun being found exactly where they described, officers found probable cause to believe that Ellison had fired the gunshots.

Police later confirmed Ellison was convicted of a felony in 2009.

As result, Ellison, age 47, was arrested and transported to the Troup County Sheriff’s Office where he was booked into the jail and charged with Parole Violation, Reckless Conduct, Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Crime, and Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon.

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

• Eric Stafford, of West Point, was arrested for by West Point Police for Failure to Appear.

• Enrick Emanuel Fears, of West Point, was arrested by West Point Police on a warrant for Troup County.

• Mariah Olivia Ogletree, of LaGrange, was arrested by West Point Police for Probation Violation.

• West Point Police responded to incidents of Entering Auto and Theft of Property which were reported on East Seventh Street.

• West Point Police responded to an incident of Disorderly Conduct was reported at the West Point Recreation Department.