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.

• Friday night about 7:45 p.m., LaGrange Police responded to the Walmart on New Franklin Road in reference to Shoplifting.

Police arrived and spoke to the store’s loss prevention officer, who advised they had detained two alleged shoplifters. The male and female suspects were later identified as Edward Trawick and Shannon Rich.

Loss prevention advised that they personally observed Rich and Trawick select a pair of Herman Survivors men’s boots, valued at $64.89, and place them in a shoe box for a different pair of boots. The other pair of boots, Brahma Owden men’s boots, were of significantly lower value, priced at $19.97.

The two then went through self checkout and paid for the lower priced boots, but took the higher priced boots.

Employees say also Rich “skip scanned” another item. According to Loss Prevention, Rich selected a pack of Goody’s pony tail bands and held the bands under another item and failed to scan the bands before placing them in a bag.

Police were provided a receipt from the checkout that showed the boots, valued at $19.97, were scanned even though the box contained the other pair of boots, valued at $64.89. The pony tail bands were also not shown on the receipt as being scanned.

Officers then asked Rich what happened and she stated she had the money to pay for everything. Rich stated she was trying to get boots for Trawick and was trying to save a little bit of money. Rich admitted to taking the more expensive pair of boots and placing them in the box for the cheaper pair of boots.

Rich told police that taking the hair bands was a mistake on her part and she did not realize she did not scan the item and she meant to scan both items.

Rich claimed Trawick did not know anything about the incident, but Loss Prevention advised that he tried on the pair of boots before handing them to Rich. According to Loss Prevention, he was with Rich the whole time.

Trawick later admitted to police that he was with Rich when she was putting the boots in the other box. Rich then stated Trawick had told her not to do it because she would get in trouble.

The store requested that both Rich and Trawick be prosecuted for the shoplifting, so they were both placed under arrest.

As a result, Rich, age 38, and Trawick, age 56, were arrested and transported to the Troup County Sheriff’s Office where they were charged with Theft by Shoplifting – Less than $500.

Both suspects were later released from the Troup County Jail on bond.

• Friday morning about 10 a.m., LaGrange Police made contact with a wanted subject in the 100 block of Gallant Street.

The subject, Ren Hallmark, was determined to have an active warrant through the State Board of Pardons and Parole for a Parole Violation on an original Felony Theft charge out of Carroll County Georgia.

Hallmark, age 68, was arrested and transported to the Troup County Sheriff’s Office where he was booked into the jail charged with the warrant for Felony Parole Violation.

• Tranorris Montress Carter, of West Point, was arrested by West Point Police for Battery.

• Celvin Lee Finley, of Lanett, AL, was arrested by West Point Police for a Probation Violation from the Newnan Police Department.

• Quoneisha Nicole Murphy, of West Point, was arrested by West Point Police for a Probation Violation from the Troup County Sheriff’s Office.