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 afternoon about 12:42 p.m., LaGrange Police responded to the Walmart on New Franklin Road in reference to Shoplifting.
Officers arrived and made contact the store’s loss prevention personnel, who stated the female shoplifting suspect had just left the area. Employees stated the white female suspect tried to steal a DVD and Ozark Trail chair. She allegedly concealed the DVD under her purse and never took the chair out of her cart when going through the self-check-out register.
Employees were able to recover the items from the suspect before she left, but she refused to stay to speak with police. The items were valued at $39.84.
Security video captured the tag number of the vehicle that the suspect left the area inside, a maroon Chrysler 300M, which came as registered to a male.
This incident is still under investigation.
• Friday afternoon about 1:50 p.m., LaGrange Police responded to the 1300 block of Lindsey Street in reference to Criminal Damage to Property.
Officers arrived and met with the female complainant, who stated earlier that day her son, Samuel Allen, had thrown a flower pot off of her porch and broke the windshield of her friend’s Dodge Avenger.
The female estimated that the windshield would most likely cost $300 to replace, which is the amount of the insurance deductible.
Police then spoke with Allen, who admitted to throwing the flower pot at the car after a verbal argument between the two earlier that day.
Allen appeared to show remorse for what he had done and stated he agreed to pay for the damage if the victim would allow him to do so. The victim stated she did not believe that Allen would be able to pay for the window, so she insisted on charging him for the damage to the vehicle.
Allen, age 38, was arrested and transported to the Troup County Sheriff’s Office where he was booked into the jail charged with Criminal Damage to Property.
Allen was later released from the jail on bond.
• Friday afternoon about 2:57 p.m., LaGrange Police were patrolling the area of Addie Street when officers several subjects gathered near the side walk in the 100 block.
Upon approaching the subjects, officers observed one of the subjects make a suspicious gesture after seeing police, so officers stopped and made contact with the subjects.
After doing so, officers observed a strong odor of marijuana coming from the area where the subjects were gathered. The subjects were then searched and one of the suspects, Brandon Johnson, was found to be in possession of a clear plastic bag that containing a small amount of marijuana.
As a result, Johnson, age 23, was arrested and transported to the Troup County Sheriff’s Office where he was booked into the jail charged with Possession of Marijuana – Less than an Ounce.
Johnson was later released on bond.
• Friday evening about 5:08 p.m., officers took a walk-in report at the La-Grange Police Department in reference to Theft and Financial Transaction Card Fraud.
Officers arrived and spoke with the female victim, who stated late Thursday night, she noticed her Charter Bank debit card was missing after cheer practice at the LaGrange College. She stated she stores her debit card in compartment on her cell phone case.
The victim stated she has since contacted Charter Bank to cancel the card, but she later found two unauthorized charges on her account. The first was charge was placed at Pizza Hut for $33.17 and the second charge was made online at Walmart.com for $45.75.
The victim stated she contacted Pizza Hut, and they told her the pizza was delivered to LaGrange College Hawkes Hall on September 14.
This incident is still under investigation.
• Saturday afternoon about 12:30 p.m., LaGrange Police responded to Hill Street in reference to an unwanted person.
The complainant advised that Etta Creed was at drunk at the location and making threats. Officers arrived and made with the complainant, who stated Creed had just left walking toward Food Depot.
Police then searched the area and located Creed sitting on the steps of a residence on Barry Avenue near West Point Street.
Officers then made contact with Creed and quickly learned she was highly intoxicated. Though her vulgar language and slurred words that she and the complainant had argued and she would have “beat his a** but she chose to leave.
Police then gave Creed an opportunity to leave and go straight home after she promised not to go back to Hill Street. Before officers even left the area, police received a second call saying Creed was back on Hill Street making threats again.
Officers responded back and found Creed walking on the sidewalk away from the location. Police then attempted to speak with Creed about why she chose to return and cause further problems.
During the second conversation, officers gave Creed another chance to walk home without any further issues, but instead she told police to ‘shut the f*** up” and that she would do what she wants.
Police then attempted to take her into custody for Public Drunkenness, but she began violently resisting officers.
Eventually, officers were able to take Creed into custody by force and she was transported to the Troup County Jail.
Creed, age 54, was booked into the jail charged with Public Drunkenness and Obstruction of Officers.