TCSO arrest wanted man

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Public Safety Reports

By Melanie Ruberti

Investigators with the Troup County Sheriff’s Office announced they arrested Joshua Kevin Smith, wanted on felony charges by the Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles.

Chief Investigator Mike Caldwell said they discovered Smith after receiving a “shots fired disturbance call” at a home in the 2000 block of West Point Road about 12:30 a.m. today.

According to Caldwell, investigators determined Smith fired a shot from a stolen firearm at a person, then threatened to shoot an additional female in the residence.

They also found Smith in possession of suspected cocaine and MDMA, Caldwell stated.

Smith was wanted for a parole violation. He is charged with two counts of aggravated assault, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony crime, terroristic threats and acts and felony receiving of a stolen firearm.

He was being held at Troup County Jail without bond.

Stolen truck

A woman told LaGrange police officers someone stole her red, 1997 Chevrolet S10 single cab pickup truck from a parking space in front of her apartment at 1515 Hogansville Road early Tuesday morning.

The victim said the truck was there at midnight, but gone when she walked outside just after 7 a.m.

The thief also took a chrome toolbox full of mechanic tools, the victim stated.

The estimated value of both the truck and the tools is $5,500.

LPD, Chick-fil-A help homeless woman

Two LaGrange police officers and the manager of the Chick-fil-A store on LaFayette Parkway went beyond the call of duty to help a homeless woman find food and shelter for the night.

According to the police report, Cpl. Craig Wheeler and Officer Russell Sharman were flagged down by the manager Tuesday night about 8:30 p.m. who asked them if they could help a homeless woman get to a nearby hotel.

The report states Chick-fil-A gave the woman $100 and some food from the store on Lafayette Parkway.

Wheeler and Sharman transported the woman to the hotel, unloaded and carried her bags, and made sure she was able to get a room, according to the police report.

The woman asked for a room for two nights, but did not have enough cash on hand.

According to the report, Wheeler gave her some additional funds for her to be able to stay for the additional night.

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.

Melanie Ruberti is a reporter at LaGrange Daily News. She may be reached at 706-884-7311.