Alleged gang members arrested, weapons found
By Melanie Ruberti
Public Safety Reports
A routine traffic stop at the intersection of Boulevard and Green Streets led to the arrests of two alleged gang members Tuesday afternoon.
A LaGrange police officer smelled a strong odor of suspected marijuana in the vehicle while it was pulled over, a police report stated.
When officers searched the car, they also discovered two firearms underneath the passenger side seat, according to the report.
LaGrange police also learned the vehicle, which was reportedly covered with bullet holes, may have been involved in an incident in Manchester.
Kevarious Marquez Sessions, 21, was immediately taken into custody and charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and participation in a criminal street gang – both felonies.
A 16-year-old youth reportedly became upset when a tow truck showed up to remove the car.
The teen allegedly ran into the path of the tow truck, climbed on top of the hood and attempted to climb inside the cab, the report stated.
He was arrested and charged with obstruction.
LaGrange police also seized the teen’s phone for further investigation.
The 16-year-old youth and Sessions are allegedly members of the Bloods criminal street gang, investigators stated.
Stolen phone, gun found
A woman called 911 after a man allegedly stole an Apple iPhone 6 from her in the parking lot of the Whispering Pines apartment complex at 1515 Hogansville Road about 11:30 p.m. on Tuesday.
The thief then reportedly fled the area on foot. The woman’s friend chased after the suspect, but was unable to catch him, according to the report.
The woman told LaGrange Police officers she was selling her phone on the letgo.com website and was supposed to meet with a potential buyer in the parking lot.
When she and her friend arrived, a man approached them, asked to see the phone and then took off with it, the report stated.
As the officer walked to meet up with the woman’s friend, he found a .22 caliber revolver lying in the same parking lot, according to the report.
Both victims claimed the weapon did not belong to them nor did they see a gun on the suspect, the report advised.
The revolver was secured by LaGrange police.
Officers are investigating the theft of the cell phone.
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.