Man robbed at gunpoint in store parking lot

Published 6:30 am Tuesday, May 23, 2017

By Melanie Ruberti

Public Safety Reports


Investigators with the LaGrange Police Department are searching for two men who reportedly robbed a driver at gunpoint about 10:30 a.m. on Monday.

The victim told investigators he was sitting in his car in the parking lot of the LaGrange Food Mart at 158 Youngs Mill Road.

A car carrying the two suspects pulled up beside him, the victim said. The two men then got out of their vehicle and jumped into the victim’s car.

One of the suspects allegedly pulled out a gun and demanded the victim hand over his wallet and cell phone, police said.

The two men then jumped back into their car and left the parking lot, the victim said.

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


Habitual DUI driver arrested for hit and run

One man was taken into custody Sunday afternoon for reportedly striking a car and leaving the scene of the accident.

The wreck happened on Ridley Avenue near Easy Street just before 3 p.m., the report said.

The victim followed the other driver to his home in the 100 block of Cox Street before calling 911, according to the report.

She told LaGrange police officers the man came over into her lane of travel and clipped the back of her car. He then allegedly left the scene.

Officers responded to the man’s home and immediately noticed a strong odor of alcohol coming off his person, the report said.

The man admitted he drank 10 beers earlier in the day, but he was not driving the SUV, according to the report.

The suspect refused a field sobriety test but take a portable breathalyzer test. Officers said the man blew a .175.

The driver was arrested for DUI less safe, failure to maintain lane, hit and run leaving the scene, driving without a valid license and no proof of insurance.

LPD officers said the man had been stopped multiple times in the same vehicle for DUI. His license was also suspended twice for driving while intoxicated, the report said.


Dirt bike rider arrested

One man was taken into custody Sunday evening after a LaGrange police officer spotted him and another person riding their dirt bikes on Cypress Street.

The officer pulled over one of the riders and discovered the man had a suspended license, the police report said.

The rider was arrested and charged with driving while license is suspended, no tag, no insurance and for not wearing a helmet.

Police also impounded the dirt bike.

It is illegal to ride dirt bikes in the streets of LaGrange.

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.