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Man allegedly assaults girlfriend

By Melanie Ruberti

Melanie.ruberti@lagrangenews.com

 

Man allegedly assaults girlfriend

A woman was severely beaten reportedly by her boyfriend in front of a building in the Tall Pines Apartment complex at 150 Turner Street about 7:30 a.m. on Sunday.

The victim told LaGrange police officers the suspect was upset she stayed out all night with friends and immediately confronted her while she was sitting inside a car, the report stated.

The woman said her boyfriend reached through the back window and grabbed her hair. When she refused to open the car door, the man allegedly kicked out the passenger side window, opened the door, pulled her out of the car and began hitting her repeatedly, the police report stated.

Henderson had visible injuries to her nose, upper lip, right hand, right shoulder, right arm, right eye, and the right side of her face right below the cheek, a LaGrange Police officer said.

The man then left on foot, the victim told police.

Officers stated they found clumps of the victim’s hair lying on the sidewalk in front of the apartment building, according to the report.

The woman was transported to the hospital for treatment.

The case was turned over to the LPD Criminal Investigation Section.

Detectives issued arrest warrants for aggravated battery, two counts of cruelty to a child in the third degree, criminal damage to property under the Family Violence Act and theft by taking.

The suspect is still on the run, according to a police report.

Shoplifting

Two men were arrested for an alleged shoplifting scheme inside area Home Depot stores, including the one at 1500 Lafayette Parkway.

The manager of the LaGrange store called police about 11:15 a.m. on Sunday after the two men selected various power tools and fraudulently tried to return the items.

The merchandise included a gas chainsaws and bolt cutters worth more than $360, a report stated.

The manager told police the two men allegedly performed the same type of theft at the Home Depot in Ellenwood and in Newnan, according to the report.

About 1:15 p.m. on Sunday, the same individuals were spotted inside the Home Depot in Newnan. They were stopped by the Newnan Police officers and found with multiple power tools, including the chainsaws, a report stated.

The two men were each charged with theft by shoplifting by the LaGrange Police Department, according to the report.

The suspects were also issued citations for criminal trespass and banned from entering the Home Depot in LaGrange.

The suspects will face more charges from other law enforcement agencies.

Cruelty to animals

Officers with the LaGrange-Troup County Animal Control discovered a dog with a large, open wound illegally tethered to a tree behind a house in the 400 block of Milam Street about 10 a.m. on Monday.

The officer stated it appeared the hound dog had a chain embedded around its neck at some point. Now the wound is infected, the police report stated.

The owners allegedly told the officer they knew about the animal’s injury, but did not take the dog to the veterinarian, a report said.

Animal Control officers cited the owners for animal cruelty and illegally tethering a dog.

Officers then took the dog for treatment.

Parental responsibility

Two parents were cited by LaGrange police after their children allegedly broke into the LaGrange College Hudson Natatorium at 800 Dallis Street about 4:30 p.m. on Sunday.

Officers responded to an alarm and spotted two youths running out of the pool area, a police report stated. One juvenile stayed behind and was detained by officers.

Police quickly caught up with the other two children, a report stated.

Officers notified the youths’ legal guardians and cited them with one count each of parental responsibility.

The three youths were each given criminal trespass warnings and banned from the area.