One man arrested for recent burglaries

Published 8:45 am Saturday, February 25, 2017

By Melanie Ruberti

Public Safety Reports

Investigators with the Troup County Sheriff’s Office arrested one man for a rash of burglaries targeting businesses around the unincorporated part of the county.

Davaris C. Lindsey, 33, of LaGrange, was taken into custody this week after a lengthy inquiry by TCSO Investigators Kendall Ham and Jeff Adams, officials said.

Lindsey was charged with three counts of burglary and one count of influencing a witness, TCSO stated.

Investigators Ham and Adams also found property stolen from the businesses, officials said.

Lindsey is facing at least seven counts of burglary in the city as well.

The LaGrange Police Department was in the process of issuing arrest warrants for Lindsey on Friday, said Sgt. William Nelson.

The man allegedly burglarized Salvage City at 2013 Lukken Industrial Drive, the Texaco gas station at 1511 Lafayette Parkway, and Queens and Crowns Beauty Supply at 1683 Vernon Road, LPD said.

Lindsey also reportedly committed two burglaries on two separate dates at the Total Image Beauty Supply store at 804 Whitesville Road and at the Marathon gas station located at 101 Lukken Industrial Drive – a total of four different crimes.

In at least two of the burglaries – both at gas stations – the suspect threw a rock into some glass doors to gain entry into the building, grabbed the cash registers and left the scene, according to the police reports.

LaGrange police is still investigating those incidents which occurred within the months of January and February, Nelson said.

Meanwhile, TCSO investigators also arrested Tanya Z. Brewer, 41, of LaGrange, after she allegedly hindered them during the course of their investigation, officials stated.

Brewer was charged with one count hindering apprehension – which is a felony.

Additional charges are pending for Brewer and Lindsey.

Both were in the Troup County jail on Friday awaiting bond hearings.


Three men arrested for numerous entering autos

Investigators with the LaGrange Police Department have charged three men with a rash of entering autos over the past two months at businesses, restaurants and hotels located off Lafayette Parkway.

Quintton Jackson, Jaquan Blakeney and Austin Hammett were arrested in Cleburne County, Alabama last week, investigators stated.

Each of the suspects are being charged with 14 counts of theft by entering auto, LPD officials said.

The men are allegedly responsible for seven entering autos at the LaQuinta Inn Hotel between Feb. 15 and Feb. 16.

Jackson, Blakeney and Hammett are currently being held on similar charges in the Cleburne County Jail. They will return to Georgia after answering charges there, investigators stated.

Man beaten, robbed on Troup Street

One man received several injuries when he was reportedly beaten and robbed just after 4:30 p.m. on Thursday.

The victim told LaGrange police officers he was walking back from the Troup Corner Market when he was grabbed from behind by unknown suspects.

The man was reportedly forced to the ground where his shirt was pulled over his head, investigators stated.

The suspects then allegedly beat the victim and took his cell phone, keys and wallet which contained about $1,000 in cash, the report said.

LaGrange police officers met the victim at WellStar West Georgia Medical Center where he was treated for multiple injuries to his face, chest, back, arms and legs, according to the report.

The case was handed over to LPD’s Criminal Investigation Section.

Two 70-year-old men arrested with crack cocaine

LaGrange police took two men into custody at a home in the 100 block of Revis Street on Wednesday around 9 p.m. after they found them both in possession of crack cocaine and crack pipes.

Officers were performing a welfare check inside the home when they spotted William Floyd Stargell, 71, standing in a bedroom reportedly holding a glass pipe in one hand and a small, “white, rock – like substance” in his other hand, police stated.

Stargell allegedly told the LPD officers the substance in his hand was an Alka Seltzer tablet, the report said.

Members of LPD’s Special Investigation Unit searched the Revis Street home and discovered another small, white, rock-like substance suspected to be crack cocaine located on the bed of Horace Delaney Williams Jr., 70, according to the report.

Investigators also found seven additional broken, glass pipes with burn marks on both sides of them, the report said. The pipes also had what appeared to be steel wool in them, which is commonly used to smoke crack, according to investigators.

Stargell and Williams Jr. were each charged with one count of felony possession of cocaine and one count of possession of a drug related object.

The men were taken to the Troup County Jail.

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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