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Mother allegedly kicks pregnant daughter

Public Safety Reports
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A woman ended up behind bars Monday night after she reportedly kicked her pregnant daughter in the stomach and attempted to strangle her inside their home in the 1000 block of Elm Street about 7:15 p.m.

The daughter told LaGrange police her mother came home highly intoxicated and attempted to cut her wrists with a knife. The girl said she and her brother tried to wrestle the knife away from their mother and the woman then intentionally kicked her in the stomach.

According to the victim, her mother then grabbed her by the neck and strangled her. She told police she was able to break free and leave the room.

The mother then left the home on foot.

LPD officers said the entire incident was witnessed by two minors also living in the house.

The woman eventually returned to the residence, was arrested and taken to the Troup County Jail. She was charged with battery under the Family Violence Act and cruelty to a child in the third degree.

Stolen mail

A mail thief knew just where and when to strike as he was spotted jumping out of a car and stealing an envelope from a mailbox in front of a home in the 800 block of Wisteria Way just after 9:30 p.m. Sunday.

A neighbor spotted the suspect, who alerted the homeowner, who then called LaGrange police.

The homeowner stated he put the mail, which contained a $700 check, in the mailbox earlier in the night.

He told police after his neighbor called him, he went to check the box and the envelope containing the money was gone.

The man said he did not tell anyone about the check, but said the flag was raised on his mailbox.

According to the report, he immediately called the bank to put a stop payment on the check.

Police are investigating the incident.

Entering autos

One woman called police Tuesday about 4:45 a.m. after she discovered both her cars were broken into outside her home in the 200 block of Youngs Mill Road.

She told officers the break-ins occurred some time between Monday about 9 p.m. and 4:30 a.m. Tuesday.

The first vehicle was a 2004 Ford F-150, which was locked. LaGrange police said the suspects made entry into the truck through a passenger window.

According to the victim, the perpetrators stole her wallet valued at $10, a debit card, driver’s license and $60 cash.

The second vehicle was a 2002 Pontiac Grand Am. The victim told police the car was unlocked, but did not notice anything missing from inside the vehicle.

Police are investigating.

All information in this report is gathered from official law enforcement and public safety reports and releases. It is the policy of the Daily News to list the names of people charged with felonies.

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