Man arrested, charged with amphetamine, marijuana possession

Published 7:06 pm Monday, April 23, 2018

Timothy Lamar Starling, 45, and Kimberly Deann Harris, 27, were arrested Friday during the investigation of a methamphetamine sale.

According to the police report, the LaGrange Police Department and Georgia Bureau of Investigation were searching for Starling with a secured warrant.

After stopping Starling’s vehicle on Vernon Ferry Road, he pulled his vehicle in reverse and started accelerating backward into an officer’s vehicle.

The officer was out of his vehicle at the time Starling backed into it, according to the police report.

The officer’s vehicle moved about 35 to 40 feet, according to the police report.

After clearing the police vehicles, Starling ran a stop sign and crashed into a dump truck that was traveling on Highway 109, according to the police report. Starling then attempted to flee on foot but slipped and was caught by police.

Kimberly Harris was found sitting the car’s passenger seat, according to the police report.

Officer’s searched Starling’s vehicle and found approximately five ounces of suspected crystal methamphetamine and digital scales, according to the police report.

Officers also found three to four grams of suspected crystal methamphetamine, a bag of oxycodone tablets and a methamphetamine smoking pipe in Harris’ possession, according to the police report.

Harris also had a warrant for failure to appear out of Newnan, according to another police report.

According to Troup County Jail arrest/release reports, Starling is charged with obstruction, trafficking amphetamine, possession of marijuana less than an ounce, leaving the scene of an accident, reckless driving, DUI-drugs, failure to use safety belts in passenger vehicle and failure to maintain lane. His bonds are denied.

According to Troup County Jail arrest/release reports, Harris is charged with possession of schedule II-controlled substance and amphetamine possession. Her bond is $4,000.

House burglarized

A television was taken during an alleged burglary at the 200 block of Glenn Robertson Drive Friday. The resident said when she returned from work at 5:25 p.m., she discovered her 55-inch flat screen TV was taken and a window air-conditioning unit was pushed in on a window.

The television was valued at $609.13.