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 morning about 10:21 a.m., officers took a walk-in report at the La-Grange Police Department in reference to a theft.

Officers spoke to a representative of Big Tex Trucking, who stated a 53- foot-trailer, which was leased to her company, was dropped off at the Walmart Distribution Center on Callaway Church Road. She stated their driver went to pick up the trailer on October 11, but the when the driver arrived he was told another truck had picked up the trailer.

She stated there is currently no record of who may have gotten the trailer and at this point they consider it to have been stolen from the Walmart Distribution Center.

The trailer was described as a white container trailer with no other markings.

The trailer is valued at $12,000.

This incident is still under investigation.

• Thursday night about 7:51 p.m., LaGrange Police responded to the Walmart on New Franklin Road in reference to Shoplifting.

Officers arrived and met with the store’s loss prevention associate, who stated they detained a female who was caught going into the bathroom and concealing merchandise.

The female suspect, Crystal Denney, allegedly took two knives, some baby formula, and work gloves to the restroom inside the store. She then removed the knives from the packaging and had hid them in the side pouch of her purse where they were located during a search of her person.

Denney also reportedly removed the baby formula from its container and put it into a plastic bag.

The knives were valued at $8.40 each, the baby formula was valued at $13.38, and the work gloves were valued at $14.96, for a total theft of $45.14.

Denney told police that her baby was out of formula and she had stolen it in order to feed the child, but police had previously spoke to Denney’s mother via telephone and her mother stated that the baby has formula at her house, so she did not know why Denney would try to steal some more.

Denney stated she felt like she had no other choice due to her and her family’s financial situation.

As a result, Denney, age 31, 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.

• Thursday evening about 5:10 p.m., LaGrange Police responded to the intersection of Haralson Street and Church Street in reference to Hit & Run collision.

Officers arrived and spoke to the driver of a silver Ford Expedition who stated red vehicle driven by an unknown black male rearended her at the intersection and fled the scene after the accident.

Police inspected the damage to the rear of the victim’s vehicle and documented evidence of red paint transfer.

Using a partial tag number, police identified a red Toyota Yaris registered on Colonial Street as suspect vehicle. The vehicle was later confirmed to have front end damage matching the damages from the accident, but the owner was an older female.

The owner stated that her grandson had been driving the vehicle and had just brought it back and left on foot.

Police attempted to make contact with the owner’s grandson, but they had negative contact.

Charges are pending for Following Too Closely and Leaving the Scene of an Accident. This incident remains under investigation.

• Thursday afternoon about 1:28 p.m., LaGrange Police responded to the 100 block of Bonaventure Drive in reference to an animal complaint.

Officers arrived and made contact with Demetris Kennedy and informed him of the complaint. Police then issued Kennedy two citations for unregistered pit-bull and one citation for tethering a dog. The dogs were then taken and transported to the animal shelter.

Police note that Kennedy is well aware of the pitbull ordinance due to his dogs being picked up earlier in the month.

• Thursday afternoon about 12:34 p.m., LaGrange Police responded to the 1600 block of Jackson Street in reference to a Burglary.

Officers arrived and made contact with the complainant, who reported that when she came home at 12:16 p.m., for lunch she noticed her Samsung 40 inch TV was missing. The victim stated she then immediately left the residence and called 911.

Police then entered and cleared the residence, but the suspects were long gone.

Officers found that the rear window over the kitchen sink had been shattered and pulled out from the frame. A board on the floor that had been used to keep the sliding glass door shut had also been moved.

The interior cabinets appear to have been rummaged through and almost every door and drawer in the residence was pulled open.

The victim later noticed three pairs of Jordan basketball shoes were missing from her bedroom closet.

The shoes were valued at $300 and the TV was valued at $230, for a total theft of $530.

This incident is still under investigation.