Woman reportedly raped by acquaintance

Published 6:30 am Tuesday, December 20, 2016

By Melanie Ruberti




Woman reportedly raped by acquaintance


Public Safety Reports


One man was arrested Saturday night for allegedly holding a female friend against her will and raping her in the Tall Pines apartment complex at 150 Turner Street.


The woman told investigators with the LaGrange Police Department she was sexually assaulted by the suspect, identified as Roger Maurice Ferrell, 51.


Ferrell was charged with rape, aggravated assault, false imprisonment and aggravated sodomy, LPD investigators said.


Ferrell was arrested and remains in the Troup County Jail.



DUI arrest


One man was arrested for driving while under the influence on Saturday after running a red light at the intersection of Vernon Street and Roanoke Road – and almost colliding with a marked LaGrange police car.


The LPD officer immediately pulled the driver over and noticed a strong odor of alcohol coming off his person, the report stated.


The man failed a field sobriety test and produced a breath sample that registered a blood alcohol content of .199, stated LPD officers.


The driver was charged with two counts of DUI and given a citation for running a red light.




A family discovered someone broke into their home in the 200 block of Avondale Drive on Saturday about 7:45 p.m. and stole several electronic devices.


The homeowner told LaGrange plice two RCA Tablets, an HP laptop, two pairs of Jordan tennis shoes and a Samsung S5 cell phone were missing from the house.


The value of the items was estimated around $620.



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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