Firefighters extinguish house fire

Published 12:00 am Monday, August 15, 2016

Firefighters are still determining what started a small fire inside a home in the 100 block of Garfield Street about 7:15 a.m. on Monday, said officials with the LaGrange Fire Department.

When firefighters arrived at the home, they noticed smoke coming from under the eaves of the house, stated Deputy Chief Phillip Rice. Once inside the residence, firefighters found flames in some cabinets near the stove in the kitchen.

The fire was put out quickly, Rice said. The house sustained some smoke and heat damage.

No one was hurt in the incident, stated Rice.

Man flees from police

A man wanted by LaGrange police tried to outrun officers by jumping a fence near Royal Court about 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, but was quickly apprehended by another officer waiting on the other side.

Cabrera Lamar Laye, 23, of LaGrange, was spotted in the passenger seat of a car in the 100 block of Brenda Boulevard, a report stated. When an officer attempted to take Laye into custody, he saw the suspect fumble inside the car for something. Laye then took off running through the backyard of a home.

The officer caught up with Laye and deployed his Taser since he was not sure if the man had a weapon, according to the report. One of the Taser’s barbs hit Laye in the shoulder, but the suspect kept running and hopped a fence covered in barbwire.

Another LPD officer was waiting just on the other side of the barbwire and arrested Laye.

Officers found a baggie of suspected marijuana inside the car, near the passenger seat where Laye was sitting, police said.

Laye was taken to the Troup County Jail on the felony probation violation. He was also charged with obstruction and possession of less than an ounce of marijuana, both misdemeanors.

DUI arrests

• One woman was arrested after LaGrange police noticed her driving with no headlights on and swerving in and out of lanes on New Franklin Road about 12:20 a.m. on Saturday.

When an officer approached the driver, he noticed she had food sitting in her lap and smelled like alcohol, a police report stated. The driver consented to a field sobriety test and a breath test showed her blood alcohol level at 0.20, officers said.

Police also found a mixed drink sitting in the passenger side floorboard of the car and an open bottle of Jim Beam whiskey wedged between the driver’s seat and the console, according to the report.

The woman was arrested and charged with DUI less safe, failure to maintain lane, open container and suspended registration, all misdemeanors.

• One woman was taken into custody about 12:50 a.m. Saturday after being suspected of driving while intoxicated with juveniles in the car at the intersection of Pegasus Parkway and Orchard Hill Road.

A LaGrange police officer asked the driver to get out of the car and said she smelled strongly of alcohol. The officer said the woman slurred her speech and was unsteady on her feet, according to the report.

The woman refused to take a field sobriety test and was promptly arrested, the police report states.

The driver was charged with DUI less safe and taken to the Troup County Jail.

The mother of the two juveniles inside the car picked the youths up at the scene.

Public Safety Reports

By Melanie Ruberti

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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