A LaGrange woman was charged with aggravated assault after she allegedly cut a man after an argument over money shortly before 2 a.m. today.
Monique Newsome, 41, is accused of cutting a man on the side of the victim’s head with a steak knife at the Budget Inn, 100 Hill St., in the couple’s room. Newsome said the victim confronted her, accusing her of taking money. During an argument, she shoved the victim and “thought” she grabbed an object and “vaguely remembered hurting him” when she struck him with it, according to a police report.
Officers said the victim tried to call 911 after the incident and Newsome took the phone from him.
The victim was treated at the scene by LaGrange Fire Department EMS personnel. Officers arrested Newsome on charges of aggravated assault under the family violence act, possession of a knife during the commission of a crime and interfering with an emergency call.
Anyone with additional information was asked to call LaGrange police at 706-883-2603 or Troup County Crime Stoppers at 706-812-1000 or text an anonymous tip to 274-637, keyword “LAGRANGE.” Tips also may be submitted online at lagrangega.org or facebook.com/lagrange.police.
Burglars break into occupied home
Two burglars kicked in the door to a home in the 1000 block of Elm Street Wednesday while the owner hid inside.
Police said the burglars had fled when officers arrived. The burglars were described as a black male and a white male with red hair.
Anyone with information was asked to contact LaGrange police or Troup County Crime Stoppers.
An officer picked up a dog chained up in the 100 block of Fendig Street that was described as extremely emaciated, with the shape of its bones clearly visible through its skin, and a veterinarian also confirmed the animal was anemic from an apparent lack of food or water.
Wrecked car, no occupants, found
An officer responded to McGregor at Fendig streets at 8:48 p.m. Wednesday, where a gray 2008 Lincoln MKZ was wrecked and upside down.
A witness said he saw four people running from the area. Based on tire tracks, police believe the vehicle was speeding northbound on McGregor Street and lost control at a curve near Fendig Street, left the road and hit a ditch head-on, causing the vehicle to flip forward and land on its roof.
Side and passenger airbags had deployed, but not the driver’s airbags. There were traces of blood in the driver’s area.
Police were unable to locate the owner of the vehicle or a man whose license was left in the vehicle. The driver faces possible charges of reckless driving, failure to maintain lane and failure to report an accident.
•A thief entered a 2004 Honda Civic at Foch and Darden streets and stole a $300 GPS unit.
•Someone stole three children’s bicycles with a total value of $190 from the 100 block of Dougherty Street.
•In the 1300 block of Park Avenue, a resident reported that a thief took a Next Power X 10 Speed red and green bicycle and Next Wipe-out red and black bicycle with a combined value of $285.
•A vandal keyed a 2000 GMC Yukon in the 400 block of Hill Street, causing an estimated $1,500 damage.
•A LaGrange man said an ex-girlfriend slashed his car tires, valued at $501, in the 300 block of Margarite Street.
•Someone threw a brick through the driver’s side window of a GMC Envoy parked in the 200 block of West Haralson Street and rummaged through the glove compartment. Damage was estimated at more than $500.