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Man escapes attempted robbery at gun point


More gunshots rang out on the streets of LaGrange early this morning after a McGhee Street man fled an attempted robbery at gun point.


LaGrange police responded to shots fired in the 100 block of McGhee Street after two unknown assailants allegedly approached the man and told him to, “give it up,” according to police reports.


The man ran from the would-be robbers and heard five or six gun shots behind him. No one was injured in the incident, although several people, including children, were inside the home at the time.


LaGrange police are investigating the incident and ask anyone with information to contact LPD at (706) 883-2603.


Probation violation warrant leads to marijuana arrest


LaGrange Police were serving a probation violation arrest at a Borton Street apartment Wednesday when they discovered suspected marijuana in the home.


When police entered the residence, the man attempted to conceal the marijuana, which was sitting on the kitchen table, by placing a loaf of bread on top of it, according to reports. Police weren’t fooled and took the man into custody.


Children were in the home, and LPD officers allowed the man to make arrangements for a cousin to come and care for the children.


Less than an ounce of marijuana is a misdemeanor in Georgia and, if convicted, carries a sentence of up to 12 months in jail and a $1,000 fine.


Walmart: Something smelled fishy about shopper


A LaGrange woman was arrested at Walmart on Wednesday after she allegedly tried to steal more than $20 worth of body spray.


Walmart loss prevention guards began following the woman in the health and beauty section of the store and observed her select five items, all body spray, from the shelves. She then went to the hardware section and concealed all give bottles in her purse — then made her way to the garden center, where she tried to exit the store.


Guards approached the woman and brought her back to the store, where police were called. The woman was forced to return the items before she was arrested and taken to the Troup County jail for booking.


Police: Be on lookout for runaway teens


Two separate incidents of runaway teenagers have police concerned and looking for the juveniles.


The first incident was reported Wednesday around 3 p.m. when police responded to a Lanett Avenue home and made contact with the missing girl’s mother. The mother told police she last saw her daughter around 7:30 a.m. that morning at a bus stop on Auburn Ave.


The girl, who was not named in the police report, was last seen wearing a dark colored polo shirt, khaki shorts and black shoes. She is described as biracial and having a tattoo on her forearm that reads, “Alexis.”


The second incident was reported when police arrived at the DFACS office on Hogansville Road, and were told a young girl had run away around 3:20 p.m.


Destiny Sprayberry, a juvenile who is in the care of DFACS, was last seen getting into a late model Chevrolet Monte Carlo driving by an African-American male. The vehicle was seen turning left onto Cary Street, near the DFACS office.


Sprayberry has a history of running away from DFACS and has previously been returned to DFACS.


Anyone with information about the whereabouts of either juvenile is urged to contact LaGrange Police at (706) 883-2603.


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