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 morning about 11:30 a.m., LaGrange Police responded to the Dollar General on Commerce Avenue in reference to counterfeit money. Officers arrived and made contact with the manager who stated one of her cashiers accepted a counterfeit twenty dollar bill on November 16.

The bill, which was later determined to be fraudulent, was marked with counterfeit pen, but it did not mark the bill as fake.

The counterfeit bill was taken into evidence and this incident remains under investigation.

• Monday afternoon about 1:45 p.m., officers took a walk-in report at the La-Grange Police Department in reference to Theft by Deception.

Officers spoke to the male complainant, who stated that in July he purchased a black Chevy Malibu displaying from a female for $200 at her residence on Park Avenue. He stated that at the time, the female gave him a handwritten bill of sale for the vehicle, which they both signed.

The victim stated he later went to the Troup County Tag Office and they advised him that they could not give him a tag because the vehicle was registered to another subject. The vehicle was registered to a male who the seller claimed to be her ex-husband.

The victim stated he then went back to the seller, who wrote out another bill of sale with the owner’s signature forged on it. He stated he then returned to the tag office and they told him that he needed to file a police report.

This incident is still under investigation.

• Monday afternoon about 2:13 p.m., LaGrange Police responded to Cherry Sales and Associates on Vernon Road in reference to fraud.

Officer arrived and spoke with the business owner, who stated he received an email from an unknown person, which released a virus onto his computer.

The victim stated that on November 15, he received an email from his bank indicating his business account had been hacked. The account reportedly had $48,750 transferred out into an account belonging to a company called “My favorite eShop LLC.”

The victim stated the bank froze all of his accounts and they were able to retrieve the funds, but he still needed a police report to resolve the issue.

This incident is still under investigation.

• Wednesday morning about 12:30 a.m., LaGrange Police were conducting a traffic safety checkpoint on Daniels Street near Hines Street when officers made contact with a purple Honda Accord.

Officers observed an odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle, so the Honda was stopped and searched.

During the search, officers located multiple small baggies of suspected marijuana within arm’s reach of both the driver and passenger. The driver, Deonutris Bray, and passenger, Delvron Bledsoe, were then taken into custody for illegal drug possession.

Bray, age 22, and Bledsoe, age 22, were arrested and transported to the Troup County Sheriff’s Office where they were booked into the jail charged with Possession of Marijuana – Less than an Ounce.