TCSO arrests 3 for fraud, drugs

Published 12:00 am Friday, October 28, 2016

Three people remain behind bars in the Troup County Jail accused of possession of thousands of dollars in fraudulent money orders.

Vaskyeshia Jones, 27, Reginald Crenshaw, 30 and Khashawn Sidberry, 21, all of Mobile, Ala., were in a car on Interstate 85 when they were stopped by a Narcotics Investigator with the Troup County Sheriff’s Office, a report stated.

Investigators discovered a small amount of suspected marijuana inside the vehicle and $50,000 worth of Western Union money orders, officials stated.

TCSO investigators later determined the money orders were fake.

Jones, Crenshaw and Sidberry were arrested and each charged with one count of second degree forgery – a felony – and one count of possession of marijuana.

Sidberry was also charged with numerous traffic violations, investigators stated.

This is an active case and TCSO investigators are working with other jurisdictions, said officials.

Gun pointed at another

A man claimed his neighbor pointed a gun at him while he was sitting on his porch in the 100 block of Grady Street about 1:30 p.m. on Thursday.

The man told LaGrange Police Officers he witnessed the suspect get into a fight with his mother at their home across the street. As the suspect was leaving the area, he spotted the man and allegedly confronted him, a report stated.

The neighbor then reportedly pulled out a gun and pointed it at the victim before leaving the front yard, according to a police report.

Officers were not able to locate the suspect.

Police are still investigating.

Man allegedly abused mother

A concerned citizen called LaGrange police after learning a man was possibly abusing his mother inside a home in the 300 block of Ashton Street.

The witness told officers relatives allegedly witnessed the man pull his mother’s hair and pour beer on her, a report stated.

The son was told to stay away from his mother’s house, according to a report.

Police are still looking into the case.

Semi tears up company lawn

A semi truck driver was cited when he his tractor trailer got stuck in some wet grass in front of the BWay corporation at 1603 Ochard Hill Road at 11 a.m. on Friday.

The driver reportedly told police he missed his turn, was backing the semi up into a neighboring driveway and accidentally drove on the lawn.

The tractor trailer blocked the entire road, police stated. A wrecker was called to pull the semi out of the grass, which caused significant cosmetic damage to the lawn, officers said.

A manager with BWay told police he will send a repair bill to the trucking company.

Stolen mail

One man is being questioned by LaGrange police for allegedly tampering with mailboxes inside the Hillside apartment complex in the 400 block of Jackson Street.

A tenant called police when he noticed someone pried opened his mailbox and stole a food stamp card – but left the envelope and letter it was mailed in, a report read.

A witness told officers he saw another tenant within the complex repeatedly pulling on the doors to the mailboxes, according to the report.

Police are investigating.

Public Safety Reports

By Melanie Ruberti

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