Police investigate suspected arson

Published 12:00 am Monday, March 14, 2016

Public Safety Reports

By Melanie Ruberti



LaGrange police are investigating a suspected arson after someone lit a bottle containing gasoline on fire next to a home in the 100 block of Keyes Street about 12:30 a.m. Sunday.

The LaGrange Fire Department was initially called out for a grass fire next to the home. Investigators said firefighters then discovered the bottle of gasoline with a burned rag near the flames.

According to investigators, the fire was set directly beside the home.

Anyone with information about this incident was asked to contact the LaGrange Police Department at 706-883-2603 or Troup County Crime Stoppers at 706-812-1000.

Teen arrested for cutting another man

LaGrange Police Detectives took a 16-year-old male into custody about 2:15 a.m. Friday at a home in the 200 block of Hearthstone Drive after he allegedly cut another man with a knife.

According to the police report, when officers arrived at the house, they found a 45-year-old man who had been severely cut several times on his body.

The man was taken to a hospital for treatment. His condition is not known as of press time.

Detectives said the teen was arrested and charged with aggravated assault, aggravated battery and possession of a knife.

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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