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Teen arrested for allegedly beating father

A 13-year-old boy was arrested following a verbal argument that escalated into violence at a home in the 800 block of Juniper Street about 10:45 p.m. Thursday night.

The father of the teen told LaGrange police the situation got out of control when he told another child to go to bed, a report stated.

The teen allegedly used profane language towards his father at which time he picked up a “switch” (thin tree branch) to discipline him, according to the report.

The 13-year-old boy reportedly then punched his father in the face between 10 and 15 times, a report read.

LPD officers noticed the father had a large cut above his left eyebrow and swelling on his face.

Officers arrested the teen and charged him with battery under the Family Violence Act.

Student punches classmate

A middle school student reportedly struck a classmate multiple times inside Garner Newman Middle School at 101 South Shannon Drive on Wednesday.

The student allegedly stated he hit the other student because he thought the child broke his phone, a police report read.

The student reportedly struck the child at least three times in the face, according to a report.

LaGrange police cited the student for battery. He is also facing discipline within the Troup County School System, a report said.

First responders break door to help patient

An elderly woman is recovering following a bad fall that left her unable to get up inside her apartment in LaFayette Village at 123 Old Airport Road.

LaGrange Fire Department and AMR both responded to the home about 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday after receiving a dispatch through Life Alert, a report stated.

First responders said they saw the woman lying on the floor, not moving, when they looked through a window, according to the report.

The groups decided to force entry into her home by breaking down the front door, a report stated.

The victim told first responders she slipped on some water in the kitchen and crawled into her living room where she was able to press her Life Alert button.

The woman said she did not have any injuries but could not lift herself off the ground.

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Public Safety Reports

By Melanie Ruberti

mruberti@civitasmedia.com

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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