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.

• Wednesday morning about 8:52 a.m., LaGrange Police were patrolling the area of Waverly Way when officers observed a black Honda Civic cross the double yellow line.

A traffic stop was then conducted on the vehicle and officers made contact with the driver, Markese Antonia Bivins.

Upon making contact with Bivins, officers observed a strong odor of marijuana. Police then confronted Bivins about the odor of marijuana and he stated there were no drugs in the vehicle, but admitted to having smoked marijuana earlier inside the car.

Bivins was then detained while police searched the vehicle. During the search, officers located a silver grinder that contained a small amount of suspected marijuana. Bivins stated the grinder was his, so he was placed under arrest.

Bivins, age 20, was arrested and transported to the Troup County Sheriff’s Office where he was booked into the jail charged with Possession of Marijuana Less than an Ounce and Possession of Drug Related Objects and issued a citation for Failure to Maintain Lane.

Bivins was later released from the Troup County Jail on $1,000.

• Wednesday morning about 9:53 a.m., LaGrange Police responded to Enterprise Car Rental on Lafayette Parkway in reference to a motor vehicle theft.

Police arrived and spoke to the male complainant, who reported to officers and Enterprise rental car staff that the grey Ford Fusion that he rented from Enterprise was stolen.

The complainant stated that sometime on December 5, before 12:30 p.m., unknown person(s) stole his rental vehicle from his residence on North Lee Street.

The male stated that the vehicle was left unlocked and the keys were left inside of the vehicle at the time it was taken.

After confirming the vehicle was not repossessed or towed, the vehicle Ford Fusion was added to the Georgia Crime Information Center as stolen.

This incident is still under investigation.

• Wednesday afternoon about 12:55 p.m., LaGrange Police responded to the Walmart on New Franklin Road in reference to a private property accident with no injuries.

Officers arrived and spoke to the female complainant, who stated that she was turning onto a parking lot aisle and thought she hit an unoccupied moped.

She then immediately called 911 and asked Walmart employees to page the owner so she could notify them.

The complainant stated she was unsure if she made contact with the moped, but when she looked back she had apparently knocked the vehicle on the ground. There was no damage to her vehicle.

Police then made contact with driver of the moped, Jason McCormick, who stated that he was just informed of the incident, but did not witness it.

Officers then asked for both parties driver’s license and insurance, at which point McCormick stated that he does not have a license and due to his moped being under 50cc and he does not have insurance or registration.

McCormick admitted to having driven to the location, but stated he was advised by his probation officer that he didn’t have to have a license to operate the moped due to it being under 50cc. Officers then advised McCormick that under Georgia law that if he operates a motorized vehicle on a Georgia road, he must have a valid driver’s license.

McCormick, age 29, was then arrested and transported to the Troup County Sheriff’s Office where he was booked into the jail charged with Driving while Unlicensed.