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Monday January 2nd

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 afternoon about 2:30 p.m., LaGrange Police were called to the Cracker Barrel off of Lafayette Parkway in reference to reports of an Entering auto.

Officers arrived and met with the female complainant, who explained that an unknown person unlawfully entered her rental car after shattering the front passenger window. The incident occurred between 12:30 p.m. and 1 p.m. while she was parked outside Cracker Barrel.

The silver Toyota Rav-4 was rented from Hertz Rental car and the estimated damage to the vehicle was unknown at the time of the report. No items appear to have been taken from within the vehicle.

Police were able to contact Cracker Barrel management and obtain video of the incident. The video shows a black SUV pull into the parking lot and park next to the Toyota at 12:52 p.m. Five minutes later, a slender black male exited the black SUV and walked around the parking lot. He then came back to the Toyota and shattered the window.

Officers processed the vehicle for fingerprints and took the surveillance video into evidence.

This incident is still under investigation.

• Wednesday afternoon about 3:21 p.m., LaGrange Police responded to the Lynx Laundromat on Daniel Street in reference to a theft.

Police arrived and made contact with the complainant, who advised a male known throughout the neighborhood as “DeDe Alford” entered her business at 9:25 a.m. and damaged four dryers inside the location.

Using security video, police were able to identify the male suspect as Demetrius Deshaun Alford. The video showed Alford entered the establishment around 9:24 a.m. and proceeded to several washers and dryers attempting to fraudulently extract money from the machines, but he was unsuccessful.

At about 9:55 p.m., Alford was recorded heading back outside and retrieving a rock. He then took the rock and began to strike the coin boxes, appearing to be attempting to break it open to steal the coins inside. Minutes later, Alford then attempted to hide in the bathroom due to a customer entering the Laundromat.

Police later relocated to Dix Street in an effort to make contact with Alford and found him sitting outside speaking with family. Before officers could even ask him about the incident, Alford claimed to have not been at the Laundromat. Once officers advised him that he had been caught on video, he immediately dropped his head and admitted to causing the damage at the Laundromat.

Police say Alford later became was extremely apologetic and stated he intended to apologize to the owner for the damage he caused.

Alford, age 21, was arrested and transported to the Troup County Sheriff’s Office where he was booked into the jail and charged with Criminal Trespass.

Alford was later released from the Troup County Jail on bond.

• Wednesday afternoon about 4:46 p.m., LaGrange Police responded to the Mallard Lake Apartments on Old Airport Road in reference to Criminal Damage to Property in progress.

While en route, officers were advised that the female suspect had left the scene in a silver Dodge Nitro SUV registered to Sharon Hearn. Police looked for the vehicle, but were ultimately unable to locate it, so they continued on to speak with the complainant.

Officers arrived and met with complainant, who stated she was working at Mallard Lake Apartments when a female she knew as Sharon Hearn came in with her daughter to apply for housing. She stated Hearn then asked her name and then began yelling and shouting profanities at her, calling her derogatory names.

The complainant stated she then asked Hearn to leave, at which point she responded to “make” her leave. The complainant stated she did not want to lose her job, so she called 911.

Hearn then allegedly walked outside and took a hammer and began hitting her boyfriend’s gold Mercedes CL500, which she had driven to work, causing significant damage to the front hood, windshield, side windows, back glass, and right rearview mirror.

The damage to the Mercedes was estimated at well over $500.

The complainant explained to police that Hearn is her current boyfriend’s ex-girlfriend.

Another female at the location advised she also witnessed the incident and recorded video of it with her cell phone. The witness stated that after she saw Hearn take the hammer and strike the Mercedes several times, she began recording it.

Police reviewed the video recording, which showed Hearn striking the Mercedes several times with a hammer, before beginning to flee in her Dodge SUV. Hearn was then seen on video stopping, exiting the vehicle, and attempts to remove the license plate before ultimately returning to the vehicle and leaving after she was unsuccessful at removing the tag. She then fled the area in the Dodge SUV.

Police later spoke to the owner of the vehicle and he advised that he wished to press charges against Hearn for the damage done to his vehicle.

Warrants were later issued for Hearn’s arrest for Felony Criminal Damage to Property.

This incident is still under investigation.

• Wednesday afternoon about 4:46 p.m., LaGrange Police responded to the 1100 block of Polk Street in reference to a Residential Burglary.

Officers arrived and spoke to the male victim, who stated unknown person(s) entered his residence through an unsecured window to his bedroom and stole his Xbox video game system, valued at $300. And approximately 30 Xbox games, value at about $200.

Police observed the point of entry, a rear window, but no damage was observed to the window or frame. Officers believe the suspect(s) exited through the window as well due to all the exterior doors and other windows being found secured.

Another victim within the residence stated her safe, valued at $100, was also taken from her bedroom during the incident. The safe reportedly contained her vehicle title and birth certificate.

Police processed the location for fingerprints and canvassed the area for any potential witnesses, but no one reported seeing or hearing anything suspicious.

This incident is still under investigation.

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