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Gun shots allegedly fired at homeowner

By Melanie Ruberti

Melanie.ruberti@lagrangenews.com

Public Safety Reports

A man told investigators with the LaGrange Police Department gun shots were fired following an argument outside his home in the 700 block of South Lee Street Wednesday afternoon.

The victim stated he had a verbal disagreement with several males and was leaving the area when the shots rang out, according to LPD Sgt. William Nelson.

The man told investigators he did not know if the shots were being fired at him, Nelson added.

No one was hurt in the incident.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the LaGrange Police Department at 706-883-2603 or Troup County Crime Stoppers at 706-812-1000.

Jewelry allegedly stolen from homeowner

A woman discovered someone took thousands of dollars’ worth of jewelry from her home in the 400 block of Park Avenue.

The homeowner told LaGrange Police the house is up for sale. The woman claimed she had not lived in the residence since Dec. 2016, according to the report.

She recently returned to the house and noticed her jewelry was missing.

The items include:  a 14 karat yellow-gold diamond pendant on a 16 -inch gold chain, an emerald engagement ring and a gold cross pendant encrusted with diamonds, the report stated.

The total value for the jewelry was estimated around $6,200.

Police are investigating.

Gun accidentally shipped to homeowner

A man found a firearm inside a box of items he ordered from Fingerhut.com on Tuesday.

But the man told LaGrange Police he did not buy a gun from the website, according to the police report.

A spokesperson from Fingerhut.com allegedly claimed the company did not know how the Ruger .380 caliber weapon got into the box, the report stated.

LaGrange Police contacted the weapons manufacturer whom stated the gun was supposed to be shipped to a distributor, the report read.

The firearm was placed into LPD’s evidence locker until the matter is straightened out.

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.