A LaGrange man was charged with felony aggravated assault Wednesday after he attacked his brother with a machete following an argument on Greenville Street, police said.
The suspect, Jonathan Holloway, allegedly went to his truck during the argument, returned with a machete knife and struck the victim in the head with it. When police arrived, Holloway had already fled Greenville Street. The victim had also already been transported by family to West Georgia Medical Center.
Police eventually caught up with Holloway and arrested him.
The victim was treated and released from the hospital.
Landlords: Tenant’s story doesn’t add up
A landlord reported a possible scam to LaGrange police on Wednesday after a tenant’s story just didn’t add up.
Managers of a Turner Street apartment complex contacted police after a tenant fell behind on rent and then claimed a charity called “The Battered Women’s Society” would pick up the tab, according to a police report. The managers also noted the only contact information they’d been given for the alleged charity was a email address. An email received said the rent would be paid in seven to ten business days, the managers told police.
Police contacted local women’s shelters, none of which had heard of any “Battered Women’s Society.” Local shelters also said it was uncommon for a charity to pay someone’s rent outright.
Officers advised the apartment managers that the dispute was a civil matter and issued them a victim’s rights pamphlet and a case number.
Intoxicated man allegedly ‘jumped,’ found laying on Carver Street
Police responded to a fight Wednesday and found a LaGrange man laying on a Carver Street front yard with a busted lip and a knot on his head.
According to official reports, the man was “intoxicated to the level that he could barely give (the officer) his bio data.” He was also unable to tell police what happened, or where it happened.
A witness told police she saw the man running from Grier Street after two African-American males with dread lock hairstyles “jumped” him, the police wrote.
The victim told police he did not know his attackers and did not wish to prosecute the case.
Police look for runaway juvenile
A “be on the look out” alert has been issued by LaGrange Police in reference to a runaway juvenile.
Albert Cameron, 14, of Jarboe Street was reported missing by his mother after he left their home Wednesday without permission, according to police reports.
The child has been suspended from school for an unknown amount of time. The mother believes he may be in the vicinity of Wright or Carver streets, or Whitesville Road.
He is described as an African-American male, approximately 6-feet, 1-inch tall, weighing 165 pounds and was last seen wearing a green and gray Nike brand shirt and green shorts.
Anyone with information is asked to contact LaGrange Police at 706-883-2603.
Cop car hits deer
A LaGrange Police Department cruiser struck a deer Wednesday night, shortly before midnight on Vernon Road near West Georgia Medical Center.
According to police reports, the deer was “about the size of a large dog.” There was no substantial damage to the vehicle and no one was injured.
No vehicle collision report was warranted, the report says, but police did photograph the vehicle following the accident.