Three people were arrested Wednesday morning after officers found a wanted man hiding in a freezer.
According to a police report, LPD officers and agents from the U.S. Marshals Service went to a residence in the 200 block of East Hillside Drive looking for a subject with several active warrants. U.S. Marshals knocked on the front door and received no response, but heard what sounded like someone running to the back of the residence.
Marshals went through the front door and found Crystal Gates, 38, and Aundreal Gates, 19, both of LaGrange. They both said that the person who officers were looking for, Martavious Gates, 23, of LaGrange, was not in the residence.
After searching the house, officers located Martavious Gates hiding inside a freezer inside the residence. He was charged with obstruction, and had active warrants for parole violation, failure to appear and two counts of resisting arrest.
Crystal Gates and Aundreal Gates were each charged with hindering the apprehension of a criminal. All three were arrested and taken to Troup County Jail.
•A woman in the 900 block of Callaway Avenue said that someone entered her home through the unlocked back door and stole a 32-inch, flat-screen TV valued at $600 from a room.
•A man in the 100 block of Fannin Court said someone forced a window open of the residence and took a PS3 valued at $350, a Nike gym bag valued at $40, Nike sneakers valued at $79, Adidas sneakers valued at $90, Miami Heat cap valued at $40 and other items valued at $70.
•An employee of Fellowship Thrift Shop on Whitesville Street said that someone broke into the shop by forcing the plastic glass out of a door and stole black luggage with yellow writing valued at $100 that contained nine handbags with a total value of $675. Damage to the door was estimated at about $50.
•A woman in the 100 block of Alford Street said someone broke the driver’s and rear passenger’s side windows of a car and stole laundry detergent, dish detergent, Clorox and toilet paper with a total value of $40. The cost of damage to the windows was undetermined.
•A man in the 3000 block of Old West Point Road said that someone entered his house and dragged his LG stainless steel refrigerator valued at $2,000 out of the house and threw it in the back yard, causing one of the doors to break. The vandal also caused $600 damage to the dining room floor from dragging the refrigerator.