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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.

• Friday morning about 4:01 a.m., LaGrange Police were patrolling the area of Revis Street near Glenn Robertson Street when officers observed a beige Oldsmobile Aurora turn into the LaGrange Housing Authority at a high rate of speed.

Officers began to follow the Oldsmobile and observed the vehicle fail to maintain it lane several times as it turned onto Borton Street towards Daniel Street. Police followed behind in an unmarked vehicle as the Oldsmobile continued to drive very recklessly at a high rate of speed, so officers began to initiate a traffic stop on the vehicle.

Upon activating blue lights, the Oldsmobile abruptly backed into a driveway in the 400 block of Brown Street and the driver, Andrew Strozier, attempted to exit the vehicle.

Police then quickly detained Strozier after the vehicle was observed to have extremely strong odor of marijuana.

The Oldsmobile was then searched and officers found a clear plastic baggie containing a small amount of suspected marijuana and another clear plastic baggie containing five rocks of suspected crack cocaine.

Strozier, age 32, was then arrested and transported to the Troup County Sheriff’s Office where he was booked into the jail charged with Possession of Crack Cocaine and Possession of Marijuana – Less than an Ounce, and Failure to Maintain Lane.

As of press time, Strozier is being held at the Troup County Jail on $6,500 bond.

• Thursday night about 9 p.m., LaGrange Police were at the Walmart on New Franklin Road when officers were informed by store employees about a previous Shoplifting incident.

Loss Prevention employees advised police that they were reviewing video and found a shoplifting incident that occurred on Wednesday night around midnight.

Officers were shown video of the incident where a male, who police were familiar with as Lovell Lamar White. According to police, the video showed White walk directly to the meat section of the store and pick up three large ribeye steaks, valued at $18.39 each, and two top sirloin steaks, valued at $12.95 each. White then placed the steaks in a grocery cart and walked to a nearby aisle, where he was seen looking around before the steaks in a book bag he was carrying. White then abandoned the grocery cart and walked to the spice area where he selected a steak seasoning, valued at $5.90, and placed it in his book bag. He then left the store without paying for any of the merchandise.

Police also reviewed video from an earlier incident at Walmart where White was suspected of shoplifting while wearing the same clothing.

White was determined to have three previous shoplifting convictions within the last six months and he has been officially banned from Walmart since August 18.

White was currently incarcerated for another shoplifting warrant from earlier in the day, so officers relocated to the Troup County Jail and attempted to interview him about the incident.

White told police that he did not remember going into Walmart because he was intoxicated. He then refused to further speak about it and stated it was not his fault because he told the judge he had an alcohol and drug problem the last time he was in court.

White, age 43, was then charged with another count of Theft by Shoplifting – Less than $500.

• Tilitha Ann Mills, of Valley, AL, was arrested by West Point Police for Driving with a Suspended License.

• Juvonta Bernazi Goodman, of West Point, was arrested by West Point Police for Reckless Conduct.