LaGrange High School was on a brief lock down Tuesday afternoon due to a suspect in an auto theft fleeing from police in the area.
LaGrange police Lt. Mark Kostial said William Rodney Massey, 41, of West Point had stolen a vehicle from LaFayette, Ala., and had jumped from the vehicle at SunTrust on Church Street about noon. Massey allegedly fled from officers through the areas of Ridley Avenue, Boyd Park and Smith Street.
Tina Duckett, Troup County School System public relations director, said the school system was contacted by LPD to make the conditional lock down for the safety of students and staff since the incident was near LHS. The building was locked down for about 20 minutes and parents were notified.
Officers arrested Massey at about 12:10 p.m.
Someone fired a gun from a vehicle in the area of Revis Street at about 1:30 p.m. Thursday morning, according to area residents.
Several people on Revis Street told officers that a male fired shots from a silver or gold older-model Ford Crown Victoria or Mercury Grand Marquis. An officer spotted a vehicle matching the description as it was traveling past the 800 block of Whitesville Street.
The officer followed the vehicle in an attempt to get the tag number, but briefly lost the vehicle until spotting sitting in the 600 block of Hamilton Road. No one was inside the vehicle, and the keys were still in the ignition with the windows down. Officers checked the tag, which showed the car had no valid insurance and suspended registration.
After waiting an hour and a half, with no one returning to claim the vehicle, officers towed it from the location.
• A man in the 100 block of Woods Way said a Direct TV satellite dish valued at $100 was stolen from his yard.
Financial card frauds
• A man in the 200 block of Tuggle Street said someone had withdrawn more than $400 from his bank account.
• A woman reported that someone used her lost BB&T debit card and overdrew her account by $1,999.