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Warrants Issued for Domestic Incident outside Marriott

Police have issued domestic violence warrants for a man who is accused of trying to forcibly take a hotel key from his currently separated wife.

Tuesday night, about 10:28 p.m., officers with the LaGrange Police Department responded to a domestic disturbance that occurred at the Marriott hotel in Downtown La-Grange.

Police made contact with the female complainant, who stated she is currently going through a divorce with her husband, Lawrence Jackson, and that they have a history of domestic violence.

The female advised that at around 7 p.m., she was walking in the Marriott parking garage, when Jackson showed up unannounced, jumped over the concrete railing to get to her, and grabbed her. She stated he grabbed her wrists and pulled her in an attempt to pry her hotel room key from her hands.

The victim stated she attempted to call 911, but Jackson ended the call. She was later able to make it inside the hotel, where she stopped at the front desk and advised the clerk she needed a new room key.

The female stated that Jackson followed her into the hotel, but went up to her room, which gave her an opportunity to get away.

The female had no visible injuries, but was able to show police her outgoing call attempts to 911.

The victim explained that the altercation started because Jackson accused her of stealing from him and the business that they both currently own because she pulled money out of their account to pay bills.

Police were later able to review security video that showed Jackson grabbing the female by the arms, attempting to pry an object from her hand and causing her to drop her bag, which he took from her.

Police say Jackson has a history of domestic violence incidents, but no prior convictions.

Warrants were later issued for Jackson’s arrest for Simple Battery – Family Violence Act and Interference with a 911 Call.

This incident is still under investigation by the LaGrange Police Department Criminal Investigation Section.

If anyone has any additional information about this incident, please contact the LaGrange Police Department at 706-883-2603. Anonymous tips can be submitted to the Troup County Crime Stoppers at 706-812-1000. Tips can also be submitted through the LaGrange Police Department’s Facebook page.

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