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Police & Sheriff’s Reports 08-09-2022

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

• Sunday morning, about 1:44 a.m., LaGrange Police responded to the 100 block of Youngs Mill Road in reference to reports of an Entering Auto.

Police arrived and learned that three cars had been entered and rummaged through. The complainant stated that her silver 2014 Kia Sorento had been broken into. The vehicle had been rummaged through and was missing money deposit bags that contained several thousand dollars in cash. A 2015 Dodge Ram and a 2005 Hyundai XG350 were also rummaged through, but it is unknown at this time if anything was taken from the vehicle.

Security video was able to capture the suspect, who appeared to be a white male, in a white t-shirt, with light colored shorts, a hat, and a backpack.

The victim stated the suspect was known to walk this area. By the size and stature of the person in the video, police were able to identify the subject as Daniel Luke Phillips, who was known to walk the area and live nearby.

Officers later located Phillips at the Food Depot on Hogansville Road and detained him for further investigation.

Phillips was found near a purse and a tool box containing several car keys, female clothing, and keys near Phillips. The items were from a female that did not appear to be the victim on Young’s Mill Road, but officers were unsure if they were from an unreported entering auto.

As a result of the investigation, Phillips, age 29, was arrested and transported to the Troup County Jail where he was charged with Prowling.

• Sunday morning, about 8:20 a.m., LaGrange Police responded to the Daniel Corner Market on Daniel Street in reference to burglary.

Officers arrive and met with the owner of the business, who stated that he had watched surveillance video of the business from his home and saw that the business had been burglarized.

Police checked the exterior of the business and observed that the window air-conditioning unit on the south side of the building had been pushed inside. Bars were on the outside of that window, so no entry was made at that location.

On the rear of the building, the air-conditioning duct had been pulled to the outside. A large hole was found in the concrete wall, which police believe was used to make entry.

Inside the business, police found a drink cooler that had been pushed forward and was lying on the floor. The window air-conditioning unit was lying on the floor behind the checkout window.

Both cash registers were found open and there appeared to be money missing from the tills.

The business owner stated he had watched the security video and observed a black male wearing jeans, a black hoodie, a black mask, and white shoes entering the building. The suspect entered the area behind the window and began going through the registers before leaving the same way he entered.

This incident is still under investigation.

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