Teen claims relative molested her

Published 6:20 am Friday, March 17, 2017

By Melanie Ruberti


Public Safety Reports

A teen told LaGrange police officers a close relative inappropriately touched her more than 20 times over a period of four years.

The youth claimed the abuse would occur when the relative was intoxicated and they were left alone together inside a home, the report stated.

Police are investigating.

Animal cruelty

Law enforcement officers removed 14 pit bulls from a home in the 2400 block of Hamilton Road on Wednesday.

Deputies with the Troup County Marshal’s Office discovered the dogs inside the residence – which was covered in feces and wood shavings, according to the police report.

Some of the animals were housed inside crates that were stacked on top of each other, the report stated.

The dogs were taken to the LaGrange – Troup County Animal Control facility.

It was unknown if anyone was charged in the incident as of press time Thursday night.

Business damaged by vandals

An employee of the Big Four Barber Shop at 301 Hamilton Road, Suite B told LaGrange police he noticed someone broke out the store’s windows early Tuesday morning.

Officers discovered the front window of the shop was shattered by a large rock and the screen removed, the report stated.

A second window near the basement of the building was broken as well.

The store owner and building manager said no items were stolen from the barber shop, according to the report.

The cost to repair both windows was estimated around $600.

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. Reach the LaGrange Daily News at 706-884-7311.