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 at 12:56 p.m., LaGrange Police were monitoring traffic at the intersection of Niles Street and Revis Street when the driver of a Nissan Altima passed by while not wearing a seatbelt.
A traffic stop was then conducted and the vehicle was stopped at the intersection of Daniel Street and Dix Street. Police then made contact with the driver, Christopher Hudson, who quickly said, “for the record, I was not driving this vehicle, I was traveling on the roadway.”
Officers asked Hudson for his driver’s license and he advised he did not have it, but provided his name and date of birth. His passenger, Raymond Hudson, also did not have any identification, but also provided his name and date of birth.
While standing at the driver’s side door, officers observed a strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. Police note that the driver never rolled down his windows while speaking with officers.
Due to the odor of marijuana, officers asked Christopher to step out of the vehicle and if he would consent to a search, but he declined the search. Police then told him that they were searching the vehicle anyway due to having probable cause.
Christopher then repeatedly refused to get out of the vehicle. A police supervisor was then called to the scene and he continued to refuse lawful commands to step out of the vehicle. Officers then attempted to get Raymond to unlock the door, but he refused.
After approximately 20 minutes of trying to get them out of the vehicle, officers advised Christopher that if he did not step out of the vehicle, they would have to breaking his window. Christopher again refused to step out of the vehicle or even unlock his door.
After more than 30 minutes of negotiating with the two to exit the vehicle, officers broke the rear driver’s side window with a police baton and made entry into the vehicle. Christopher and Raymond were then removed from the vehicle and searched to arrest, but no contraband was found on either subject.
Police then searched the vehicle and found a white baggie containing a small amount of suspected marijuana hidden in the locked glove compartment. Both suspects denied possession of the illicit drugs, but Christopher had the key to the locked glove box in his possession.
As a result, both Christopher Hudson, age 25, and Raymond Hudson, age 28, were arrested and transported to the Troup County Sheriff’s Office where they were both booked into the jail charged with Possession of Marijuana – Less than an Ounce and Obstruction of Officers.
Both subjects were later released from the Troup County Jail on bond.
• Tuesday morning about 9:09 a.m., LaGrange Police responded to the Publix supermarket on Commerce Avenue in reference to shoplifting.
Officers arrived and spoke to the manager, who stated a female, later identified as Nebraska St. Clair, entered the store empty handed and selected a package of Poise feminine pads off of the shelf and proceeded to the customer service desk where she received a fraudulent refund for the item in the way of a $5 gift card.
St. Clair then continued shopping and made a large purchase, however during this purchase she used the fraudulently obtained gift card. She also concealed a bag of candy, dog food, and two beef kabob packages that she did not pay for.
Officers then confronted St. Clair as she exited the store and confronted her about the theft. While speaking with her, police also observed a nine foot extension cord that she had partially concealed under her arm, which raised the theft total to $58.44.
As a result, St. Clair, age 40, was arrested and transported to the Troup County Sheriff’s Office where she was booked into the jail charged with Theft by Shoplifting.
St. Clair was later released from the Troup County Jail on $1,000 bond.