Suspects in alleged machete attack caught

Published 12:00 am Thursday, February 4, 2016

By Melanie Ruberti

Tanisha Flowers Flowers

LaGRANGE — Investigators with the Troup County Sheriff’s Office announced Wednesday afternoon they captured two women who allegedly forced their way into a home on Terrace Circle and tried to attack the residents with a machete.

Investigators said Tanisha Flowers, 22, and Shonnie Flowers, 44, both of LaGrange, were caught Wednesday in Troup County and taken into custody.

Investigators said the women broke into the home early Monday morning, but the victims were able to fight them off and did not sustain any injuries.

Officials said the suspects caused extensive damage to the property during the invasion.

Investigators also stated they hoped to learn why the women allegedly attacked residents after conducting a thorough interview with the suspects.

According to TCSO officials, Tanisha and Shonnie Flowers will each face one count of aggravated assault, burglary in the first degree and criminal damage in the second degree.

Editor’s note: As of the publication of this story, a photo of Shonnie Flowers was unavailable.

Melanie Ruberti is a reporter with LaGrange Daily News. She may be reached at 706-884- 7311, ext. 2156.