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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 afternoon about 4 p.m., LaGrange Police responded to Holliday Realtor on Hill Street in reference to reports of Financial Transaction Card Fraud.

Officers arrived and spoke to the complainant, who stated one of their bank cards had been used to make a fraudulent online purchase at Walmart.com. The complainant advised they have since spoken to Walmart online customer service and were informed that the merchandise was picked up on the October 19 at the local Walmart on New Franklin Road.

The purchase was made for in store pickup for a Sony Playstation 4 video game system, in the amount of $319.91, and a Samsung 43 inch television, in the amount of $639.85.

Officers then relocated to Walmart, where Loss Prevention employees pulled up security video of the subject who picked up the online purchases.

Police were able to review video that showed an older white female pickup the Samsung television from the layaway area and get assistance putting it in her vehicle. The video showed employees getting the Playstation 4 and putting it in a lock cabinet to be picked up, but no one picked it up until the same female returned the next day and received the game console.

Using the identification she provided to pick up the items, police tracked the female suspect to an apartment on Old Airport Road. Officers then made contact with the female, who stated she picked up the items for her boyfriend. She stated he told her that he needed her to pick the items up for his sister and then ship the items to them at a later time.

The female stated she has been speaking with the male through Facebook Messenger and has only met him one time over the past year. She explained that she doesn’t know where he lives, but he told he lives in New Jersey.

The female advised the still has the television and the Playstation. She then turned over the items to police to be taken into evidence.

This incident is still under investigation.

• Monday night about 8:26 p.m., LaGrange Police responded to the McDonalds on Vernon Road in reference to criminal damage to property.

Officers arrived and spoke with employees, who stated that around 8 p.m. a group of people went through the drive-thru and asked for cups of water. She then gave them several cups of water, but a short time later they came inside the store and attempted to refill the cups with drinks from the soda fountain, so she stopped them and then asked them to leave.

Not long afterwards, the employee took a break and walked to her vehicle, where she found several scratches on the rear of her car that were not there prior to her coming to work.

The damage was estimated at well over $500 worth.

The complainant stated she believes that the damage was caused by the persons that she kicked out of the store, but couldn’t confirm it until security video was reviewed.

This incident is still under investigation.

• Gabriel Lamar Gilliam, of Lanett, AL, was arrested by West Point Police for First Degree Criminal Damage to Property.

• Larry Edward Lockhart, of West Point, was arrested by West Point Police for Second Degree Criminal Damage to Property.