Renters find bullet holes in LaGrange apartment

Published 12:00 am Thursday, February 18, 2016

Public Safety Reports

By Melanie Ruberti

A resident of Lee’s Crossing Apartments, 119 Old Airport Road, returned home from a weeklong business trip about 1:30 a.m. Wednesday to find a bullet had traveled through his apartment.

The man told LaGrange police he discovered a hole in the wall of his living room and thought the damage was from his child, until he found more holes that aligned with the first one. They appeared to be from a bullet.

Officers spoke with a woman who also lives in the apartment. She told police she found a bullet inside the apartment on the floor near the front door a week ago.

She thought the bullet must have accidentally been brought in through the front door, according to the police report. She also thought the hole in the wall was just damage from children and had not noticed the holes in the other rooms.

Police believe the bullet was fired at the apartment from the direction of Old Airport Road.

Police are investigating.

LPD catch wanted man

One man was behind bars Wednesday after LaGrange police acted on an anonymous tip about 10:40 p.m. Wednesday and arrested a wanted man from Montgomery, Alabama.

The caller told officers the man was inside a residence in the 100 block of Bell Street and wanted for burglary. Police confirmed the information and went to the home, where they were told the man was inside.

According to officers at the scene, they found the suspect hiding behind a shower curtain in a bathtub. He was arrested and cited for obstruction.

The suspect was being held in the Troup County Jail until law enforcement officials from Montgomery pick him up.

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 with LaGrange Daily News. She may be reached at 706-884-7311, ext. 2156.