Tow truck stolen from business
Published 12:00 am Monday, October 31, 2016
An employee of Stanford Automotive at 66 Youngs Mill Road claimed his 1995 GMC work truck was stolen from the business between Thursday and early Saturday morning.
The man told LaGrange police officers the truck was last seen on the Madison Avenue side of the shop.
The vehicle also contained more than $8,000 worth of various towing tools and equipment, according to the employee.
The white GMC truck has “Stanford Automotive” stamped on the sides, a white camper shell on the back and strobe lights on top, a report stated.
The vehicle was valued at $3,500.
Convicted felon allegedly threatens to shoot relative
One man remains behind bar accused of threatening to shoot a relative with a gun at a home in the 900 block of Houston Street just before 1 p.m. on Friday.
Dion Fonterrell Jackson, 43, was arrested when LaGrange police officers found a handgun hidden inside a microwave in the house, a report stated.
The gun also was reported stolen more than two years ago, officers said.
The relative told police Jackson threatened to “blow her brains out” if they attempted to leave the home, according to the report.
The relative managed to get away, jump inside a car and drive to a secure location where they called police, a report read.
Jackson pleaded guilty to one count of aggravated assault in Nov. 2004, the report stated. He was sentenced to six years to serve two years behind bars; which Jackson completed.
Jackson was taken into custody on Friday and charged with simple assault under the Family Violence Act, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of a firearm during certain crimes and theft by receiving.
• One woman was arrested after a LaGrange police officer observed her 2005 Lincoln Navigator weaving in and out of lanes on South Davis Road about 5:45 a.m. on Saturday.
The officer stated he also smelled an odor of alcohol when he approached the SUV.
The woman failed a field sobriety test and blew a .227 during the preliminary breath test, a report stated.
She was charged with failure to maintain lane and DUI less safe.
• A driver was taken into custody by LaGrange Police after he crashed into a mailbox and a parked vehicle in the 700 block of Colquitt Street just before 2:30 a.m. on Saturday.
The man failed a field sobriety test and blew a .14 into the officer’s Breathilyzer, according to the report.
The driver was charged with DUI less safe and failure to maintain lane – both misdemeanors.