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Two arrested for drug, obstruction charges at Lucy Morgan Homes

Two men were arrested Tuesday for drug and obstruction charges at the Lucy Morgan Homes. According to the police report, officers were patrolling Borton Street near the Lucy Morgan Homes when they observed D’Ante Cotton, 25, who had an active warrant. 

According to the police report, Cotton started fleeing when he noticed officers. Police found Cotton running behind some duplexes, and he was soon taken into custody. 

Cotton was assisted by AMR for ingesting illegal narcotics, according to the police report.  Cotton admitted to medics that he swallowed crack cocaine.

While some officers were dealing with Cotton, others met with Jasmine Porter, whom he was talking to at the time he ran. According to the police report, an officer noticed Porter was shaking and smelled like marijuana.

According to the police report, an officer searched Porter and felt “a package of rock like substance.” Porter kept resisting being put in handcuffs and was also shouting and cursing to the point he had drawn a crowd, according to the police report.

After putting Porter in a police vehicle, an officer noticed that he began to start going through his clothing the best he could as he was handcuffed to the rear. 

According to the police report, while police searched Porter’s vehicle, an officer pointed out a plastic bag contain at least five suspected crack rocks on the ground where the officer was struggling with Porter. An officer later noticed marijuana in the patrol vehicle and watched his in-car video, which displayed Porter removing the evidence and attempting to hide it. 

According to Troup County Jail arrest/release reports, Cotton was charged with two counts of obstruction and one count of probation violation.

According to Troup County Webjail, Porter was charged with cocaine possession, marijuana possession and probation violation. 

Vehicle theft attempted

A vehicle theft was allegedly attempted at All Pro Chevy on New Franklin Road Thursday. According to the police report, an employee told police that when she went to get a Chevy 2005 HD for the road test, she noticed it was ransacked and the steering column was busted up.

According to the police report, the driver’s side seat handle was also broken. 

The vehicle’s owner told police a checkbook was missing and valued the vehicle at $18,000. According to the police report, an officer valued the damaged at $500.

Home Depot shoplifting attempted

A couple allegedly attempted to shoplift more than $2,000 worth of merchandise from the Home Depot Tuesday around 3 p.m. 

A store manager told police a man and a woman pushed a shopping cart full of random items past the checkout without paying for the items.

The manager told police the couple then ran to a vehicle and drove away.

According to the police report, the manager was able to recover the items, which were abandoned outside the store. 

Dog stolen

A dog was allegedly stolen from a backyard at the 1300 block of Forrest Avenue Thursday between 10 a.m. and 11:45 a.m. The owner told police he had left the dog on a chain, and when he returned, the chain and clip were still there.

According to the police report, the owner drove to the animal shelter and his pet wasn’t there. The owner valued the dog at $1,500.

According to the police report, the dog has white feet and neck and the rest is brindle. 

The dog had a black Georgia Bulldog collar with tags showing his address and “Fat Bot Jackson” written on the tags.

Gun stolen

A North American Arms .22 LR revolver was discovered missing Wednesday from a residence at the Wood Glen Apartments on North Cary Street. The owner told police the last time he saw his revolver was three weeks ago, and that it was valued at $250.

Vehicle window stolen

A pickup truck’s rear window was allegedly stolen at the 900 block of Hamilton Road between Wednesday at 8:30 p.m. and 8:30 a.m. According to the police report, a business owner told police the window was worth a couple hundred dollars. 


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