Man charged with assaulting ex

Published 12:00 am Friday, March 4, 2016

Public Safety Reports

By Melanie Ruberti

A LaGrange man remains in the Troup County Jail Friday morning after he allegedly assaulted his ex-girlfriend and held her against her will.

LaGrange police detectives said officers were called out to the Whispering Pines apartment complex at 1515 Hogansville Road about 8:30 p.m. Thursday.

A woman told police her ex-boyfriend, Justin Cameron, 27, approached her from behind and strangled her until she almost lost consciousness. She said she was able to break free and go for help.

According to the victim, Cameron then took off on foot.

Officers later received a tip that Cameron was at his mother’s house on Martin Luther King Street.

Detectives said he was arrested without incident and taken to jail.

Cameron was charged with aggravated assault and false imprisonment.


A business alarm may have scared off a potential burglar just before 2:30 a.m. Friday on the campus of West Georgia Technical College on Fort Drive.

LaGrange police officers found a shattered window and an open door along one side of the building.

Police also discovered a 65-inch, flat screen Samsung TV sitting behind a wall outside the building.

According to the report, a K9 unit searched for suspects, but none were found.

Officers said the stolen TV was damaged due to the way it was ripped down from a wall mount. The value of the TV was estimated at about $900.

Man allegedly threatened to shoot officers

Emergency dispatchers called LaGrange police Thursday about 12:15 p.m. saying they received a call that a man made a statement he was upset and going to shoot an officer.

Dispatchers said the man was at the Marathon gas station at 101 Lukken Industrial Blvd.

LPD officers found the man and told him why they were there.

According to the report, the man denied making the statement.

Police said they asked the man if they could search him for weapons, which he consented. No weapons were found on him.

He then left the store without incident, officers stated.

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.

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