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 night, just after midnight, LaGrange Police foot observed a silver vehicle with blue under carriage lights traveling at excessive speeds on though South Lafayette Square. Officers then observed the vehicle laying drag as it turned north onto Morgan Street toward Greenville Street.

Seconds later, addition officers observed the vehicle passing the LaGrange Police Department at a very high rate of speed.

Police then attempted to stop the speeding car and pursued the vehicle which reached speeds in excess of 78 miles MPH.

Officers chased the vehicle throughout town and eventually the vehicle stopped in front of a residence on Rutland Circle. Officers made contact with the driver, Anthony Torres-Garcia.

Torres-Garcia told police that he lived at the residence where he eventually stopped and stated that he was sorry for traveling so fast. He also admitted that he did not have a driver’s license.

When asked why he did not stop earlier for police, Torres-Garcia stated that he did not know. He was then placed under arrest and taken into custody.

Torres-Garcia, age 17, was arrested and transported to the Troup County Sheriff’s Office where he was booked into the jail charged with Driving Unlicensed, Reckless Driving, Laying Drag, and Attempting to Elude Officers.

• Thursday night about 11:34 p.m., LaGrange Police responded to the 300 block of Carver Street in reference to a possible Robbery by Snatch.

Police arrived and met with the female complainant, who stated that a known male grabbed a $20 bill from her coat pocket.

Officers then spoke with the male and who was outside the residence on the front porch when police arrived.

The male gave consent to search his person for the missing money and the search was conducted, but the search did not reveal the $20 bill.

This incident is pending further investigation.

• Thursday night about 10:25 p.m., LaGrange Police responded to the block of 900 Dallas Street in response to an intoxicated person stumbling along the roadway.

Officers arrived and located a male who appeared to be very intoxicated. The subject, later identified as Jeremy Garcia, was not able to stand without leaning against something and could not walk without stumbling.

Gracia had a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage about his person a nd it appeared that he had fallen down because his clothing was covered in dirt and grass.

Garcia stated he was just looking for his residence on Cherry Valley Drive.

Garcia, age 18, was then arrested and transported to his home on Cherry Valley Drive, where he was cited and released for Public Drunkenness.

• Thursday evening about 5:48 p.m., LaGrange Police took a report about a theft incident that occurred on Turner Street.

Officers arrived and spoke with the complainant, who stated that the previous night, she and her boyfriend had gotten into an argument, but she did not think much about the argument at the time.

She stated that after the argument she noticed her 9mm handgun, valued at $350, was missing from her apartment. She stated the only other person who knew where the handgun was her boyfriend.

Police attempted to contact the boyfriend, who may or may not have taken the firearm, but had negative contact.

This incident is still under investigation.

• Thursday evening about 5:27 p.m., LaGrange Police responded to the 800 block of Stonewall Street in reference to a domestic incident.

Officers arrived and made contact with a male, who reported he and his adult son became involved in physical altercation.

The male stated his son called him and said he had accidentally broken a window and an argument later ensued over the son’s drinking and breaking the window. He stated his son then struck him in the face causing his glasses to cut him between the eyebrows.

The two then engaged in an all-out brawl, which led to paramedics being called out to take the son to the hospital for treatment.

Police report that the living room inside the house was completely tossed around and there was broken glass, blood, and beer all over the floor.

Police then relocated to the hospital and spoke with the son, who reported that his father stuck him first for being mad about the broken window and then the brawl ensued between them in the living room.

The story between the two stayed the same, other than who started the fight.

After speaking with both parties, police were unable to determine a primary aggressor.

This incident is still under investigation.

• Demarcus Lamar Cunningham, of West Point, arrested for by West Point Police for Driving while License Suspended and No Insurance.

• West Point Police took a report of Theft by Taking which was reported on Progress Parkway.

• West Point Police responded to an incident of Criminal Trespass which reported on Poplar Street.