Alleged hit-and-run driver destroys signs, hydrant on Hogansville Road

November 25, 2013

LaGrange police responded to a reported hit-and-run early Saturday involving a pickup.

According to a police report, At 1: 45 a.m., police discovered evidence that a driver allegedly driving eastbound on Hogansville Road, failed to negotiate the right hand curve near Whitaker Street, crossing over all lanes of travel.

The vehicle also appeared to have struck a curb, several Georgia Department of Transportation signs and then ran into a fire hydrant, the report said. The driver appeared to have fled the scene. While searching for the vehicle, the Troup County 911 Center received a report that a Chevrolet pickup had pulled into the Woodland Trail Apartments in the 100 block of North Davis Road. The truck was reported to have damage to its right side, a flat tire and broken rim. The had pulled in revving the vehicle’s engine, the report said.

Officers arrived to investigate the truck and conducted an inventory of the inside of the vehicle where they allegedly found several beer bottles, some full and some partially full which had spilled all over the interior of the vehicle. A cooler was also found, according to police.

According to the report, police then responded to the residence of the owner of the truck, Caprice Williams in the first block of Spring Street. They knocked on his door, and police said Williams would not open the door. He stated he did not know who they were and was not going to open the door to strangers.

Officers then called a towing service for the vehicle to be impounded.

According to reports, Williams went to the police station Sunday wanting to report that his truck was stolen. When asked to take a polygraph test in reference to his truck being stolen, Williams allegedly refused and left the police station.

No arrest was made and the case is still under investigation.


Ricondra Raines, 20, of LaGrange, was arrested and charged with theft after stealing $1,787 between Nov. 7-21.

• Trenton Hill, 18, of Randolph County, Alabama, was arrested and charged with two counts of burglary and two counts of entering an auto.


• A thief broke into a 2007 Hyundai Elantra and stole various paperwork and $30 in cash in the 100 block of Old Airport Road.

• A debit card was reported stolen from the 600 block of North Greenwood Street and used for three different $100 transactions.

• A black Nokia touch screen cellphone valued at $150 was reported stolen in the 100 block of Whiting Street near Hill Street.

• A thief broke into a residence in the 1700 block of Hamilton Road and stole a Mega Heat brand heater valued at $40 and two small propane tanks valued at $23 a piece.

• A Samsung Intensity 2 cellphone was reported stolen on the 800 block of Lakewood Drive.

• A thief broke into a white 2003 Honda CR-V and stole a brown Dell Inspiron laptop valued at $1,000 in the 600 block of Ridley Avenue.