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.

• Sunday afternoon about 1:13 p.m., LaGrange Police responded to the 900 block of LaFayette Parkway in reference to an auto collision on private property.

Officers arrived and made contact with Alexis Moon, who stated that she was driving at the time of the accident and provided her driver’s license and insurance card.

Police then made contact with the second driver, who stated that a male subject, Delino Martinez Pritchard, had been driving the other vehicle, not Moon, and she wasn’t even on scene when the collision occurred. She advised that Pritchard called Moon after the accident and she came to the location.

This information was verified by an uninvolved witness, who stated she saw the accident and Pritchard got out of the driver’s seat of the vehicle.

Police then asked Moon again who was driving her vehicle and she once again stated that she had been driving the vehicle at the time of the accident.

Officers then spoke to Pritchard and asked him where he had been sitting in the vehicle. Pritchard then admitted he had been driving the vehicle. Pritchard stated that he had recently been in another accident and he was worried about what would happen, so he had Moon tell police that she was driving.

A subsequent check of Pritchard’s information revealed his license was suspended. Due to the evidence that Pritchard had driven to the location alone, he was placed under arrest for driving while license suspended.

Moon was then placed under arrest for willfully attempting to obstruct the investigation by telling police that she had been driving the vehicle.

Both subjects were arrested and transported to the Troup County Sheriff’s Office where they were booked into the jail.

Prichard, age 24, was charged with Driving while License Suspended.

Moon, age 23, was charged with Obstruction of Officers.

Both suspects were later released from the Troup County Jail on bond.

• Saturday evening about 6:18 p.m., LaGrange Police responded to the Walmart on New Franklin Road in reference to Shoplifting.

Officers arrived and made contact with Loss Prevention, who had detained Shelly Searcy in the office.

Loss Prevention employees advised they began watching Searcy in the domestic department and observed her pick up spoons and forks and conceal them in her purse. Employees then followed Searcy as she walked through the store picking up makeup and a black shirt, and concealed them in her purse. She then walked to the front, picked up a pack of lighters at the self-checkout register, and concealed them in her purse.

Searcy then paid for other items and attempted to leave, but was confronted by employees and escorted to the Loss Prevention Office.

Walmart advised the total value of the items Searcy attempted to take was $30.01. Searcy refused to make any comments about the incident.

A Criminal History check was then ran on Searcy and she was determined to have a warrant for First Degree Escape out of the Randolph County Sheriff Office.

As a result, Searcy, age 47, was arrested and transported to the Troup County Sheriff’s Office where she was booked into the jail charged with Theft by Shoplifting – Less than $500 and held for the additional warrant.

• Friday afternoon about 1:35 p.m., LaGrange Police responded to the area of Callaway Church Road and Lafayette Parkway in reference to reports of a Hit and Run accident.

Officers arrived and determined that the fleeing driver had struck the other vehicle in the rear bumper while attempting to pass. The suspect vehicle then continued on through the nearby traffic light and did not stop to give any required information.

The victim told police that he was traveling north on Callaway Church Road in the right lane, when he was struck from behind by a black SUV driven by an unknown middle aged white male. The vehicle continued on without stopping to give any information.

The victim’s vehicle suffered moderate damage to the rear end.

A Be-On-the-Lookout warning was issued for the vehicle and this incident remains under investigation.

• Friday, about noon, La-Grange Police School Resource Officers working at LaGrange High School were called to the office in reference to a fight that occurred on a school bus the previous afternoon on East Depot Street near Daniel Street.

Officers reviewed bus video that showed a La-Grange High School juvenile student get out of his seat and walk towards the front of the bus and then strike a second juvenile in the back of his head with his fist. The second juvenile then got out of his seat and struck the first juvenile in his face with his fist. The two then engaged in an all-out mutual fight.

A third juvenile, the brother of the student who threw the first punch, then got back on the bus at the bus stop and began assisting his brother fight by throwing punches and kicking the other student.

As a result of the investigation, all three juveniles were charged with Disorderly Conduct.