Man arrested twice in two days, charged with falsely reporting a crime

Published 5:10 pm Wednesday, May 30, 2018

A LaGrange man had an eventful weekend, getting arrested twice in two days.

Hudarrius Davidson, 21, was arrested Friday after marijuana was found in his vehicle during a traffic stop. Davidson was arrested again Saturday — 30 hours after bonding out from his first arrest — after he allegedly reported a false crime, only for police to determine he was involved in a home burglary.

Davidson was pulled over by a trooper with Georgia State Patrol on Friday because he wasn’t wearing a seat belt.  According to the GSP report, the trooper noticed the smell of marijuana coming from the vehicle.

Davidson denied he had marijuana on him, but the trooper searched the vehicle and found two bags of suspected marijuana on his person.

According to Troup County Jail arrest/release records, Davidson was charged with possession of marijuana less than an ounce and failure to use safety belts in passenger vehicle. Davidson was booked into the Troup County Jail at 2:28 p.m. Friday and bonded out at 4:03 p.m.

One day later, Davidson was arrested the next day by LaGrange Police for burglary and falsely reporting a crime. A neighbor told police that he saw two men drive to a vacant residence on the 200 block of East Crovat Street.

The man said the two men spent a few minutes behind the residence and then drove away.

According to the report, the man went to the house and noticed the air conditioning unit was pushed into the house and found a Smith & Wesson 9mm handgun.

According to the police report, an officer observed the water heater in the kitchen was disconnected and missing.

Around the same time, Davidson reported to 911 a robbery by snatch. He told police a man asked him for a lighter and grabbed his Smith & Wesson 9mm handgun and pointed it at him. Davidson said the man continued to yell at him and told him not to look before fleeing on foot.

According to the police report, Davidson said he waited 35 minutes to report the crime because he drove around to look for the man who took his gun.

While an officer was talking to Davidson, he was advised that other officers found his gun at the crime scene on East Crovat Street, according to the police report. Officers asked to open Davidson’s trunk, and it was saturated with water.

LPD Det. Joseph Ellison said they take it very seriously when false crimes are reported.

“It takes man power and resources away from actual crimes that are being committed,” Ellison said.

According to Troup County Jail arrest/release records, Davidson was charged Saturday with burglary-forced entry-residence and false report of a crime. His bonds from both days totaled $7,500.

He was booked into the jail at 10:19 p.m. Saturday evening and bonded out at 11:50 p.m.