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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.

• Monday morning about 8 a.m., LaGrange Police responded to Ware and Gardner Street in reference to reports of a wanted person.

Police arrived and found a male matching the description of the wanted suspect, Anthony Bernard Brown, while patrolling the area and then stopped to make contact for the outstanding warrants for his arrest.

Brown was confirmed to have warrants for his arrest for Failure to Appear and Probation Violation.

When officers exited their patrol vehicle to male contact with Brown, officers observed him take an open Natural Light beer can out of the front pocket of his hooded sweatshirt and throw it on the ground, attempting to discard or hide the open container.

Brown was then taken into custody without further incident.

As a result, Brown, age 39, was arrested and transported to the Troup County Sheriff’s Office where he was booked into the jail charged with Open Container of Alcohol, Littering, Probation Violation, and Failure to Appear.

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

• Monday morning about 11:37 a.m., officers took a walk-in report at the Lagrange Police Department in reference to Fraud.

Officers met with the male complainant, who stated he was recently was contacted via email by subject identifying himself as Damian Bank in reference to making money online by posting advertisements for www.damianclothingline.c om.

The victim stated on September 1, he sent his Charter Bank online log-in information to Bank via text message. The subject then deposited $1,500 to the victim’s account and he was instructed to pay Bank $1,000 via Walmart to Walmart money transfer.

The victim then went to the Walmart on New Franklin Road and completed a money transfer to a Walmart in Illinois to the name of Nakiyah K. Mchatten.

Several moments after the transfer, the victim was contacted by Bank, who stated the transfer was unable to be processed. The victim then contacted Walmart customer support and was told the funds were being held due to an unknown problem.

The victim stated Bank then told him that he would reverse the transaction and further instructed him to try Western Union money transfer instead, so he went to the Kroger on Commerce Avenue and sent $1,000 to Bank via Western Union.

Later in the month, on September 12, the victim received an online notification stating his Charter Bank account was overdrawn by $3,009, so he contacted Bank who stated the overdraft would disappear once he reversed the transactions, which would take one month to process.

The victim now believes he has been scammed.

This incident is still under investigation.

• Monday afternoon about 3:22 p.m., LaGrange Police responded to the 700 block of DeGroat Street in reference to a fight.

Officers arrived and met with the complainant, who stated that about two hours ago, while he was helping a friend with some lumber, a subject that he only knows as “PeeWee” grabbed his shirt and threw him to the ground.

The complainant explained that he had been helping his friend with some lumber on Miller Street, when Pee-Wee made rude comments and grabbed him by the shirt while he was sitting in the truck and threw him to the ground. The victim stated PeeWee then allegedly grabbed a two by four and would have struck him with it, but was stopped by his friend.

The alleged victim had no obvious signs of injury nor did he complain of injury, but insisted on pressing charges.

Officers also note that the complainant was heavily intoxicated and had an alcoholic beverage sitting near him when they arrived.

Police attempted to speak with the subject who witnessed the incident, but had negative contact.

This incident is still under investigation.

• Monday afternoon about 4:30 p.m., LaGrange Police responded to Ware Street in reference to a possible burglary.

Officers arrived and met with the female complainant, who stated the possible suspect had been renting from her over the last few months. The tenant ended up leaving the rented home, but reportedly kept a key to the residence.

The complainant stated she came in the residence today and discovered three holes in the wall and two air conditioning units were missing. The total damage and theft was estimated at $400.

Police the spoke to the former tenant via telephone and he stated he purchased the A/C units after the landlord agreed to take the cost out of his rent payment. He also stated he has been patching holes and painting the inside of the residence since he moved in as it was in terrible condition when he took possession of the house.

The tenant stated he has text messages to confirm this and is prepared to go to court if necessary to prove he is not lying. He further stated the landlord has been uncooperative and he voluntarily agreed to move out so she didn’t have to go through the eviction process.

The former tenant was then issued a Criminal Trespass Warning for the location and the key was returned per the owner’s request.

This incident is still under investigation.