Wreck leads to fight

Published 12:00 am Friday, March 25, 2016

Public Safety Reports

Staff report


A Hogansville woman was arrested Thursday after she allegedly tried to attack her ex and his current girlfriend after a wreck.

Witnesses told police the current girlfriend had run into a guard rail on the road next to Walmart near the parking lot. The ex-girlfriend, identified as Adrain Chante Stargell, 32, arrived and tried to open the current girlfriend’s car door. When she couldn’t, she began kicking the door in, witnesses said.

The boyfriend told police Stargell also began screaming and grabbing at him. He said he tried to get his cell phone out to call police, but she began hitting him and trying to take his phone. Another person on scene called 911.

Stargell then left, witnesses told police. An officer contacted Stargell at her Hogansville home and she denied getting out of the car after seeing the wreck. The reporting officer said he told her that multiple people said they saw someone who appeared to be her hit her ex-boyfriend and the car.

She was arrested and charged with felony criminal damage for causing more than an estimated $500 damage to the car and misdemeanor simple battery.

Man accidentally shoots himself in leg

A Banks Street resident said he sat down in his easy chair about 7 a.m. Thursday and accidentally caused a .22-caliber revolver between the cushions of the chair to fire.

The bullet struck the man just above his left knee. He told police he initially did not intend to go to the hospital, but the pain became intolerable and he had a family member drive him to West Georgia Medical Center about 5 p.m.

The man told officers he had moved the pistol and would have other family members secure it when he got home.

Woman waves gun in traffic

A driver reported Thursday afternoon that a woman in a black Chrysler PT Cruiser pulled out what appeared to be a gun and waved it around after he didn’t wait for her to merge into his lane on Commerce Avenue near Publix. The man said he pulled into the Chevron at New Franklin Road and Commerce Avenue to report the incident. The PT Cruiser turned around in the Taco Bell parking lot.

Police were investigating.

‘Thousands’ in electronics, liquor stolen from night club

Management at Fusion Night Club, 1300 Lafayette Parkway, reported that someone opened a lock box and got the key to the business, stealing “thousands of dollars worth of electronic equipment and other items,” the police report states.

Items reported stolen included two 60-inch Samsung flat-screen TVs, two 42-inch Vizio flat-screen TVs, a cash register with about $6 in quarters inside, a retro projector, four surveillance cameras that were taken out of the wall, two speakers and about half the liquor in the business.

Police were investigating.


A resident of the first block of Colonial Street reported Thursday morning someone removed four 28-inch, chrome Dub brand rims and tires valued at $5,000 from his 2002 Chevrolet Tahoe overnight.

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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