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.
• On December 20, La-Grange Police responded to the All Pro Chevrolet dealership on New Franklin Road in reference to a stolen vehicle.
Officers arrived and spoke with the complainant, who stated that they received a phone call from the Columbus Police Department indicating that they found a car abandoned that had their dealership tag on it and wanted to know if it may have been stolen.
At the time, the dealership was unaware of any vehicles being stolen, but upon checking they discovered that a black 2013 Lexus GS350 valued at $35,000 was missing from the car lot. The missing vehicle was the exact vehicle Columbus Police had found abandoned.
Employees advised that their alarm went off around 12:45 a.m. the previous night. Police responded to the alarm and found an open door, but nothing appeared out of place at the time.
The stolen vehicle was later recovered from the 5000 block of Steam Mill Road in Columbus and returned to the victims.
The stolen vehicle was also searched for evidence and processed for fingerprints, and this incident remains under investigation.
• On December 19, La-Grange Police began investigating a burglary of an occupied dwelling where a Playstation 4 video game system, including a Black Opts video game inside the console, was taken.
A couple days later, La-Grange Police received information that the Playstation game console, including a matching controller and game were posted for sale on the LaGrange online yard sale website.
The seller, an undisclosed juvenile, agreed to meet at the Dollar General on Colquitt Street to sell the Playstation 4, so police conducted a sting operation.
Once the serial numbers on the device were confirmed to match the ones on the stolen device, the juvenile was taken into custody for Theft by Receiving.
The juvenile, age 15, was then transported to the LaGrange Police Department where he was cited for Juvenile Theft by Receiving.
• On Wednesday, La-Grange Police conducted a traffic stop of a red Honda Civic for a speeding violation that was first observed on Commerce Avenue.
The vehicle was observed to be going 14 MPH over the posted limit and was stopped on Hogansville Road near Curran Avenue.
After making contact with the driver, Laprincia Colton, police determined that she had an active warrant though state court for Failure to Appear. She was then taken into custody without incident.
The original charge was for driving while suspended, although her license had been reinstated at the time of the arrest.
Colton, age 25, was arrested and transported to the Troup County Sheriff’s Office where she was booked into the jail charge with the aforementioned warrant.
Colton was later released on bond.