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.

• Thursday morning about 9:24 a.m., LaGrange Police responded to the 200 block of Payne Street in reference to a theft.

Officers arrived and spoke to the female complainant, who stated that sometime overnight after 8 p.m., unknown person(s) persons entered her silver Nissan Altima and took several items.

The victim stated she parked her car the previous night and locked the vehicle, but woke up during the night upon hearing a car door shut around 1 a.m. She stated did not think anything of it at the time because cars come and go from the nearby residences all the time.

The next morning she went out to take her daughter to school and found that her purse and her daughter’s pink back pack were stolen from the vehicle. The purse contained the victim’s wallet, identification, debit cards, and an undisclosed amount of cash. The backpack contained nothing of significant value.

There were no signs of forced entry on the vehicle and two DVD players hanging from the seats were not taken.

Officers processed the vehicle for fingerprints and canvassed the area for any witnesses, but no one reported seeing the incident. This incident is still under investigation.

• Wednesday night about 10:40 p.m., LaGrange Police responded to the 300 block of Whitesville Street in reference to assist other officers with taking a wanted person into custody.

Police had previously observed known wanted subject, Khalid Hunter, run into the residence and lock the door just as officers attempted to make contact with him.

Officers spent over an hour knocking on both the front and back door and used a patrol car’s amplified public address system in an attempt to have anyone come to the door from the residence.

After spending more than an hour attempting to get someone to come to the door and confirming the warrants for Hunter’s arrest, officers forced their way into the home.

Police then made contact with Edward Meriwether, who had reportedly locked himself in a front bedroom. Meriwether came out of the room after officers made forced entry into the bedroom.

Police say Meriwether claimed he had been sleeping, but he was fully dressed, including wearing shoes and his wallet and keys were in his pocket.

Meriwether told officers that he did not know if Hunter was in the residence, but confirmed that had been there all day. Hunter was later found hiding in the attic. Both subjects were placed under arrest and transported to the Troup County Sheriff’s Office where they were booked into the jail without further incident.

Meriwether, age 40, was charged with Obstruction of Officers for not opening the door and locking himself in the bedroom.

Hunter, age 22, was charged with Obstruction of Officers and warrants for two counts of Participation in a Criminal Street Gang and Probation Violation.

• West Point Police took a report of Theft which was reported on Highland Drive.