Two certified peace officers with the Secretary of State’s Office in Atlanta had their work cut out for them when they went to investigate T-n-T’s Barbershop at 308 S. Greenwood St. Monday morning.
The two men told LaGrange police they were sent to the salon because it was allegedly operating without a proper business license. They also said other state officials have reported past problems with violence and people fleeing from the building when investigators make inquiries about the shop.
According to one of the officers, only one person was inside the building when they arrived and he refused to identify himself. The officer told LaGrange police he decided to detain the man. As he placed the man in handcuffs, the man punched him in the face.
Both officers said they fought with the man in the parking lot while trying to take him into custody. They both received injuries to their hands.
The suspect was eventually arrested and charged with two counts of battery and one count of obstruction of an officer, all misdemeanors.
Woman allegedly hits neighbor with bucket
A dispute between neighbors turned physical Wednesday night at a home in the 700 block of South Greenwood Street and landed one woman behind bars.
LaGrange police were first called to the home when one woman claimed her neighbor, who was intoxicated, threw a charcoal grill down her driveway and a plastic bucket and metal cover onto her porch. Officers told the neighbor, who had a bottle of whiskey that was three-fourths empty, to go inside her home and not have any more contact with the victim that night.
Police returned 20 minutes later after the intoxicated woman allegedly threw a bucket at the neighbor, causing a gash on her leg.
Officers said the suspect was inside her home when they arrived and refused to come out or answer her phone. They breached the door and found the woman passed out in her bed.
She was taken to WellStar West Georgia Medical Center for treatment, then booked into the Troup County Jail and charged with battery.
Someone broke into the Freedom Auto Sales building at 412 Greenville St. by shattering a glass door and stole a black Toshiba laptop, a blue Jansport backpack, a college accounting book and a planner valued at at total $880, an employee reported Tuesday.
All information in this report is gathered from official law enforcement and public safety reports and releases. It is the policy of the Daily News to list the names of people charged with felonies.
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