Sunday night about 9:51 p.m., LaGrange Police responded to Belk Street in reference to reports of a possible fight in progress.
Troup County 911 advised officers that a subject at the location had called, at which time they heard yelling in the background, and then the line dropped.
Officers arrived and spoke with the complainant, who stated that he and his son, Joshua Rashad Dunson, had been arguing because he wanted him to leave the house. After a brief verbal altercation, the father stated he attempted to call 911 in hopes that officers would make his son leave the residence.
The complainant stated that after calling 911, Dunson grabbed the phone out of his hand while connected to 911. He then walked outside and threw it across the yard into a wooded area.
The cell phone was already recovered from the woods, but the battery had been lost out of the phone, rendering it useless. The cell phone screen was also cracked in several places, but the complainant stated it was already partially broken.
Officers then spoke to Dunson, who claimed thathis father has a history of being abusive to his mother and that they had been arguing about the way that he was treating her. He stated his father then kept telling him to leave the house and then called 911. Dunson then admitted to grabbing his father’s phone during the phone call, walking into the front yard, and throwing the cell phone into the woods.
Dunson stated that he then went and retrieved the cell phone from the woods, but could not find the battery for the phone. Dunson stated that he was planning to buy his father a new battery for the phone when he gets the money.
Police then spoke to the mother, who stated that her husband and son were arguing about him being in the house. She stated she did not see Dunson throw the phone, but she did see him grab the phone out of her husband’s hand and walk outside.
As a result of the incident, Dunson, age 18, was arrested and transported to the Troup County Sheriff’s Office where he was booked into the jail charged with Criminal Trespass – Family Violence Act and Interfering with a 911 Call.
As of press time, Dunson is being held at the Troup County Jail on $2,000 bond.
Monday morning about 11:18 a.m., LaGrange Police responded to Azalea Drive in reference to a theft.
Officers arrived and met with the female complainant and her mother. The mother stated her daughter was currently under the influence of seizure medications due to being diagnosed with a disorder recently. She stated that she was having trouble speaking due to her speech being slurred.
The mother explained that her daughter had approximately four medications that had become missing from their containers since August 6.
The mother stated that she initially thought her daughter may have taking too much of the medication and that she had taken her to the Emergency Room, but tests showed normal dosage levels, so they did not know what was happening to the medication.
After getting the prescriptions refilled, it was also determined that she also had some jewelry missing, including a pearl necklace and earrings, valued at $3000, so they now believe the medication was stolen.
This incident is still under investigation.