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Police & Sheriff’s Reports 09-16-2020

Sunday morning, about 2:02 p.m., LaGrange Police responded to Elm Street in reference to Criminal Damage to property.

Police arrived and attempted to locate the male suspect, who reportedly left the location on foot heading towards Dallas Street, but officers were unable to locate them.

Police then spoke with the complainant, who stated her son Jeffrey Terrell was just released from jail the previous day and had come to her house to talk and work things out due to him being arrested and to also pick up some clothes.

The complainant stated that they have allowed Terrell to stay at their house in the past due to him having nowhere else to go. She stated Terrell was in the military for 10 years and was recently medically discharged.

The complainant stated that when Terrell came to the house, she did not want him in the house, so they sat on the front porch. She stated Terrell started giving her an attitude for not allowing him inside the house.

The victim explained to police that Terrell had been drinking and while they were sitting on the porch, Terrell was smoking cigarettes and she asked him to stop saying, “if you light another cigarette, you’re out of here.” He then lit a cigarette, so she went back inside and locked the screen door. Terrell then reportedly grabbed the screen door and tried to force his way into the house, almost breaking the door, causing damage estimated at over $500.

The victim stated Terrell then found a gardening shovel on the side of the house and used it to break the kitchen window on the side of the house. She stated he then broke the front windshield and rear window on her Chevy Traverse and proceeded to break out both front windshields on another subject’s silver Dodge Durango and red Chevy Colorado.

About an hour later Terrell called 911 so he could turn himself in for his actions. Terrell was then located in the 400 block of Greenville Street, where he was placed under arrest.

Terrell, age 28, was arrested and transported to the Troup County Sheriff’s Office where he was booked into the jail charged with Criminal Damaged to Property – Family Violence Act and Criminal Damage to Property.

Terrell is currently being held at the Troup County Jail on $10,000.

Friday evening, about 5:05 p.m., LaGrange Police responded to White Oak Drive in reference to Financial Card Fraud.

Officers arrived and met with the complainant, who advised that someone had used her Cash App on her phone to transfer money.

The victim explained that she downloaded an app called AnyDesk for what she thought was IT help, but it gave someone else control of her phone. She stated that while they had control of her phone, they made four transactions and attempted another using her Cash App.

The victim showed police that the subjects appeared to still have control of her phone. Officers had the victim enter airplane mode, delete the app, and then disconnect her bank account from her Cash App.

The victim was then able to show the transactions on both her Cash App and her bank statement. The transactions include four successful withdrawals and one failed attempt for more than $1,100 in total.


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