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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 about 9:22 p.m., LaGrange Police were patrolling the area of Mooty Bridge Road near Ann Bailey Way when officers observed a male, later identified as Lovell White, walking in the roadway.

As officers passed by, White began yelling and waving his arms to get police to stop. Officers then pulled over to make contact with the subject, but before they could so, White began walking across the roadway through traffic, which resulted in a motorist stopping and blowing their horn at him.

Another passing motorist then stopped and stated that White had been walking in the middle of the roadway on Mooty Bridge Road yelling for him to stop, to the point that he almost struck him with his vehicle.

After police managed to get White safely out of the roadway, he seemed frantic and agitated, saying he was trying to find Hamilton Road. Police informed White that he was on the opposite side of town and asked why he could not find where he was going.

White stated he had just came from eating at Waffle House and pointed north. Officers asked White to confirm which Waffle House he came from and he then pointed in the opposite direction from where he pointed.

Police say White’s statements weren’t making any sense and he was obviously disoriented, because he was nowhere near a Waffle House.

White had strong odor of alcohol, coming from his breath, but stated he only drank two beers.

Police were concerned about White being intoxicated in the middle of the roadway, yelling at passing vehicles, so officers checked his information and learned that he had two active warrants for his arrest through LaGrange Municipal Court. White was then taken into custody for the active warrants and public drunkenness.

White, age 42, was arrested and transported to the Troup County Sheriff’s Office where he was booked into the jail charge with Public Drunkenness and Failure to Appear.

• Thursday night about 7:30 p.m., LaGrange Police responded to the 800 block of Troup Street in reference to a theft.

Officers arrived and spoke to the female complainant, who stated that at approximately 6 p.m., she noticed her Dell laptop computer and charging cord, valued at $350, had been taken from inside her residence.

She stated she left her house about 7:30 a.m. and returned home about noon. She stated that when she returned home she noticed her DVDs on her entertainment center in her living room appeared to have been tampered with, but didn’t think anything about it at the time. She later discovered her laptop computer was not on the floor in front of her entertainment center where she left it. The victim stated she does not remember if she locked her doors to her residence when she left. She stated she did insert her key into the lock when she returned, but if could have already been unlocked.

Officers did not observe any evidence of forced entry. There were also other items of value that had not been taken including a PlayStation 4 video game system that the victim stated had been in an adjacent bedroom when she left.

Officers canvassed the area for any potential witnesses, but no one reported seeing or hearing anything unusual.

This incident is still under investigation.

• Thursday afternoon about 3:50 p.m., officers took a walk-in report at the La-Grange Police Department in reference to Battery.

Officers met with the female complainant and her 6-year-old son, who reported an incident of Battery that occurred on the school bus between 2:15 and 3:10 p.m. after it left Hollis Hand Elementary on Country Club Road.

The mother stated that another classmate bit her son’s right arm today while on the school bus.

Police then spoke with the child, who stated another male student about his age became upset because he wanted to sit alone. The other student then allegedly became angry and punched him in the face several times and then bit his arm.

Officers did not observe any visible injuries to the child’s face, but he did have a large bite mark on his right arm which was consistent with his story.

The mother stated she contacted the school and made them aware along with the bus shop so that onboard video could be reviewed.

This incident is still under investigation.

• Thursday September afternoon about 3:12 p.m., LaGrange Police responded to Lafayette Parkway in reference to fraud.

Officers arrived and met with the complainant, who stated he discovered a fraudulent charge on his checking account in the amount of $982.

The victim stated that his bank, Community Bank and Trust, advised him that his account and routing numbers had been used to pay rent at an apartment complex in Dunwoody, GA.

The bank was able to find out that the money was paid to First Community Reality, from Latasha Washington, for rent on Webb Drive in Dunwoody.