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 9:42 p.m., LaGrange Police were in the area of Lafayette Parkway near Calumet Center Road when officers observed a vehicle traveling east and passing a vehicle illegally in the right lane of traffic.
The suspect’s vehicle blew past a slow moving vehicle in left lane at 80 mph in a 45 mph zone, so officers immediately turned around and attempted to pull over the vehicle. Once officers turned around, they could see the vehicle aggressively passing vehicles from right and left lanes.
Police activated emergency lights and siren, but the vehicle did not immediately pull over and officers were forced to pass several vehicles in an attempt to catch up to the speeding vehicle. Officers finally caught up with the vehicle near Ragland Street and it was slow to respond, but eventually pulled over.
Officers made contact with the driver, later identified as Terrell Harrison, and asked him why he was in such a hurry. Harrison responded that, “he was trying to get home to his wife and kids, to get them to sleep.”
This immediately raised officers’ suspicions, as he was with another passenger and was dressed up as if he was going to a business or a restaurant.
Police then asked him for his driver’s license and advised that he had been pulled over for travelling 80 mph in a 45 mph zone. Harrison then claimed he was not going that fast, but officers advised that this was recorded by radar equipment.
Harrison handed officers a Georgia driver’s license indicating he was not going toward his registered, even though he had just claimed that he was rushing to get home. Officers then began to suspect something was not right, so backup units were called to the stop.
Harrison was then observed to have an odor of alcohol on his breath, so he was asked to exit the vehicle. Harrison stated that he had a beer, so officers asked him to take some roadside sobriety tests to determine if he was safe to drive and he agreed.
Police first checked Harrison’s pupils and they were evenly constricted, and both eyes bloodshot and watery. Several additional tests were conducted, which police stated all indicated he was impaired.
After testing Harrison, officers again asked him if he had consumed any alcohol and this time he stated that, “I want to be honest with you, I had two beers.” Due the tests, officers were fairly certain that he had consumed more alcohol and possibly liquor, but Harrison denied this.
Police noted that Harrison not only changed his statements from having one beer to two, but also claimed to have to been rushing home to take care of eight, nine, and later eleven children.
Harrison was then arrested and officers read him the Georgia Implied Consent Law, asking him to submit to a state administered breath test, but he refused. Once at the jail, Harrison stated that officers never gave him the chance to take a breath test, but they reminded him that he had just refused the test.
Harrison, age 32, was then booked into the jail and charged with Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol – Less Safe and Speeding – More than 34 mph over the Limit.
Police later followed up on information that Harrison had been at the Brickhouse bar and spoke with a bartender that remembered him and showed officers his receipt. The receipt showed a Long Island iced tea and four Hennessey mixed drinks and shots. The bartender stated that she knew at least two of the drinks belonged to someone else.
• Andrew Eiland, 22, was arrested by West Point Police and charged with Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Distribute.
• William Toll Young, age 55, was arrested by West Point Police and charged with Criminal Trespass.
• Robert Shepherd, age 26, was arrested by West Point Police and charged with Driving Under the Influence, Driving while License Suspended and Failure to Maintain Lane.
• Corey Samuel Windsor, age 19, was arrested by West Point Police and charged with Theft by Shoplifting.
• Monday night about 9:57 p.m., officers took a walk-in report at the LaGrange Police Department in reference to Forgery.
Officers spoke with the owner of Resource MFG, located on Corporate Plaza, who stated he was recently contacted by H&M Check Cashing in Newnan, GA in reference to one of his former employees.
The complainant advised that he was told that the former employee came to the location and attempted to cash a check for $584.56. The owner stated he was contacted by H&M because they were familiar with Resource MFG and aware that they do not pay their employees with physical checks.
H&M declined cashing the check and the former employee, snatched the check back and left the location. Employees at H&M were able to make a copy of the check and the former employee’s driver’s license, but they weren’t able to get actual check before the subject left the location.
The complainant stated he only pays his employees through direct deposit or on a debit card through a company in Texas. He stated he was told that the routing number for the forged check was for Calumet Bank and the account number for a real account, but they wouldn’t tell him who the account belonged to and advised him to contact police.
The victim stated he had no idea how his former employee got the check because his company doesn’t have any checks.
This incident is still under investigation.
• Monday afternoon about 3:33 p.m., LaGrange Police responded to Daughtery Street in reference to a Financial Card Fraud.
Officers arrived and spoke with the victim, who stated she recently discovered two purchases on her Charter Bank debit account that she did not make.
Both charges were made at separate locations the previous day. The first purchase was at an unknown Papa John’s Pizza location for $24.10 and the other was an online purchase from Walmart for $15.
The victim advised that she had been in possession of her debit card the entire time and she does not know how the person(s) obtained her banking information to make the purchases.
She stated she has already contacted Charter Bank and cancelled the card and she will be credited back the money that was taken.
This incident is still under investigation.