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.

• Wednesday afternoon about 5:26 p.m., LaGrange Police responded to Dunham Sports on LaFayette Parkway in reference to Shoplifting.

Officers arrived and met with an employee, who advised that at a male came into the location and stole two Smith and Wesson Bodyguard .38 caliper pistols.

Police reviewed security video that showed the suspect, described as a black male with braids, wearing a red shirt with white stripes and khaki cargo pants. The unknown male was seen walking down one of the aisles and obtain what appeared to be a pair of pliers. The male then walked behind the gun counter and crouched down. He then took the pliers out of the package and then began trying to break open the back of the case.

Eventually the male was able to break open the lock to the case and remove the two handguns. He then got up and walked out from behind the counter and out of the store.

Police believe the same male had been in the nearby Belk department store earlier in the day and stole several items belonging to employees out of an office.

Officers processed the gun case for fingerprints and spoke to LaGrange Mall security about obtaining potential video of the suspect.

This incident is still under investigation.

• Tuesday afternoon about 3:48 p.m., LaGrange Police responded to the 200 block of Peachtree Street in reference to a Residential Burglary.

Officers arrived and spoke with the victim who reported that when he arrived home he had noticed his residence had been burglarized. The victim stated a rear bedroom window appeared to have been used gained entry due to items being pushed off of a table under the window.

The victim advised that a 55 inch RCA TV, valued at $1,000; an Amazon Fire stick, valued at $40; a PlayStation video game system, valued at $10; and about $55 in loose change were stolen from the residence.

While taking photos of the scene, officers found a red tablet computer outside on the ground in the backyard that also belonged to the victim.

The backdoor to the residence was found unlocked after the burglary, so police believe the suspect(s) exited out the rear and possibly went through the woods toward Mulberry Street.

Officers canvassed the area for possible witnesses, but had negative contact with anyone regarding the burglary. No further property was found other than the red tablet.

This incident is still under investigation.

• Tuesday afternoon about 1:14 p.m., LaGrange Police responded to the Home Depot on Lafayette Parkway in reference to counterfeit money.

Police arrived and spoke to the store’s Loss Prevention officer, who stated that two unknown black males entered the store and selected a $6 box of ant killer. The two then walked to checkout and attempted to purchase the ant killer with a fake $50 bill.

The cashier noticed that the fake fifty dollar bill had “use only for motion production’ stamped on it, so she handed the bill back to the subjects. The two then left the area in a tan Chevrolet Cavalier.

One of the males was described as having longer dreadlock hair wearing a white t-shirt and black jogging pants. The other male was wearing a white t-shirt and blue jeans.

A be-on-the-lookout warning was issued for the tan vehicle and this incident remains under investigation.

• Tuesday morning about 10:08 a.m., LaGrange Police responded to the 700 block of East Depot Street in reference to an Entering Auto.

Police arrived and spoke to the complainant, who stated that her purse containing her bank cards, keys, and other documents were stolen from the trunk of her Mitsubishi Galant.

The female stated her vehicle was parked in the driveway of her sister’s house on East Depot Street and the trunk was left ajar because one of her workers was putting tools in it.

She stated she was later contacted by a neighbor, who advised her that a black male wearing dark clothing walked by and took and item from the trunk.

Police spoke to the witness, who stated that he observed a black male wearing dark clothing take an item from the trunk of the victim’s vehicle. The male then ran and got into a dark brown small pickup truck with loud exhaust on Locust Street.

Officers then spoke to another witness, who stated “JJ” Parker had pulled up in the pickup truck a short time before the incident. He then came outside to speak to Parker, but he drove off.

Police later identified the “JJ” Parker subject as Jonathan Jerome Parker and the suspect vehicle was confirmed to be Parker’s.

Officer then obtained a warrant for Parker’s arrest for Entering Auto.

This incident is still under investigation.

• Jason Curtis Foster, of Lanett, AL, was arrested by West Point Police for Driving with a Suspended License.

• Anthony Ray Johnson, of Opelika, AL, was arrested by West Point Police for Driving without a Valid License.

• West Point Police responded to an incident of Criminal Trespass was reported on Avenue N.

• Luis Barragan Garcia, of Columbus, was arrested by West Point Police for Driving without a Valid License.

• Jerolyn Meta Johnson, of West Point, was arrested by West Point Police for Possession of Marijuana Less than an Ounce.