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 11:37 a.m., LaGrange Police responded to the Walmart on New Franklin Road in reference to Shoplifting.
Police arrived and made contact the store’s loss prevention officer, who stated a female had scanned several items at self checkout, but also placed several items in her bags without paying for the items. Employees then confronted the female as she attempted to walk out of the store without paying for the items.
The incident was caught on security video was also personally witnessed by store employees.
A total of eight items, mostly food, were later recovered and returned to the store. The allegedly stolen items were valued at $42.74.
The female suspect, Kelly Ann Obracay, told police that she didn’t know she had placed the items in the bags without paying for them and had the money to pay for them. She also stated she just had surgery and implied her medication may have affected her thinking.
Police say Obracay had no prior shoplifting convictions.
Obracay, age 39, was arrested and transported to the Troup County Sheriff’s Office where she was booked into the jail charged with Theft by Shoplifting – Less than $500.
She was also issued a Criminal Trespass Warning banning her from Walmart at the store’s request.
Obracay was later released from the Troup County Jail on $1,000 bond.
• Late Friday night about 10 p.m., LaGrange Police responded to the AMC Classic 10 theater on Main Street in reference to a call from off-duty security at the theatre for help with crowd control.
Officers arrived and spoke with an off-duty Troup County Sheriff’s Deputy, who stated he noticed several juveniles start being loud and causing a scene in the lobby. The movie theater manager asked him to have the juveniles leave the theatre because they did not have tickets to a movie and were just causing issues in the lobby.
The deputy then approached the juveniles and all but one juvenile complied and left the theater at his request. The remaining juvenile allegedly told the deputy that he was not going to leave and that the deputy would have to make him leave if he wanted him gone. The juvenile was then placed in handcuffs and police were contacted.
Police then spoke with the juvenile and asked his version of what happened. He then reported that he did have a ticket to the theatre, but when he was asked to leave by the deputy, he refused. He stated that he did not feel the deputy could make him leave since he had a ticket.
The juvenile was then transported to the LaGrange Police Department, where his mother responded to pick him up.
When his mother arrived, police say the juvenile changed his story and made several false accusations against the deputy, such as the deputy having never told him to leave and that he was just being racist by making him leave.
Police explained to the mother that was contrary to what her son had admitted prior to her being in the room. Police told the mother that the juvenile had admitted to refusing to leave. Despite this the mother believed that her son was not in the wrong.
The juvenile, age 13, was cited for Criminal Trespass and turned over to his mother.