Police said the victim was taken to West Georgia Medical Center for her injuries, which also included severe bruising, where her condition was unavailable this morning. The victim allegedly told a detective at first that her boyfriend’s family members were responsible, however, police later arrested the boyfriend, Roby Joe Carden, 30, of Alexander City, Ala., on a charge of aggravated assault under the family violence act.
Police said Carden gave conflicting accounts of the incident.
Woman allegedly dragged by man during argument
LaGrange police are investigating after a woman told officers she got into an argument with a man and he dragged her into a car.
The woman said she was driving in a car with the man on Chatham Street and they started arguing. She pulled over in an attempt to make him get out of her car. When he refused, she said she pulled into a parking spot near the LaGrange Housing Authority office and told him she was calling police. The man snatched the woman’s $20 cell phone from her, along with an iPod and got out of the car.
The woman got out of the car and followed the man on Chatham Street when he grabbed her and dragged her back to her vehicle, leaving scratches on her arms. The man took off with the victim’s phone and iPod.
Witnesses who were near the housing authority confirmed the woman’s story.
Man sought on possession charges
Troup County drug agents issued a warrant for the arrest of Thomas Eugene Arnold, 24, of Mount Zion Church Road after they found more than a pound of suspected marijuana and several bags of suspected methamphetamine.
Agents were checking on Arnold, a probationer, when they located the suspected drugs in his bedroom along with digital scales, packaging material and a rifle. Arnold was not at home, but a family member let them inside his room, a report said.
Arnold is wanted on charges of possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
Blood leads deputy to glass pipe
A North Cary Street man was charged with methamphetamine possession after he was arrested on other charges and a deputy noticed he was bleeding, leading him to discover a broken glass pipe.
James Theodore Fitzgerald, 24, was arrested on North Page Street after responding to a complaint of suspected drug activity in the area. After first allegedly giving the deputy a fake name and birthday, the deputy found Fitzgerald was wanted on a probation violation and arrested him with an additional charge of giving false information to an officer.
After putting Fitzgerald in the patrol car, he noticed Fitzgerald’s hands bleeding on the seat and blood on the floor of the car. The deputy found a broken glass pipe under Fitzgerald, which he told the deputy he had forgotten was in his shoe.
The pipe contained suspected methampethamine residue and was sent to the GBI for testing.
James Dean Kayvonfar, 50, of Panama City, Fla., was charged with methamphetamine possession after deputies allegedly found the suspected drug in his vehicle.
Youth finds gun at park
LaGrange police say an 11-year-old found a BB gun at Granger Park at 100 Hunnicutt Place.
Officers were called after getting reports of a youth with a gun at the park. The gun was broken and non-functioning, and the youth said he found it near the bleachers and attempted to throw it away.
Police recovered the gun from a trash can and told the youth if he finds a gun he should leave it alone and call police.
•A LaGrange city employee told police that someone damaged a 2003 Yanmar excavator tractor that was parked at Union Street Park at the corner of Union and Baugh streets. Vandals allegedly damaged the rear glass behind the driver’s seat and left side glass of the cab with a BB gun. Damage totaled $652.
•The owner of property in the 100 block of Marty Lane said it appeared a commercial vehicle had damaged the yard by driving on it and run over a recently replaced water line, causing an undetermined amount of damage.
•A man in the first block of Barry Avenue said his 1995 Nissan Infiniti was taken. The man said he loaned it to a friend three months ago to run errands and it hasn’t been returned. The car is worth $2,900.
•A homeless woman told LaGrange police that 40 Xanax pills were taken from her bag while she was asleep under a bridge near 900 Hogansville Road.
•Two gas wall heaters worth a total of $450 were taken from a vacant house in the 100 block of Dix Street.
•A Brown Street woman said her $400 cell phone was taken from the counter at Speedy Serve at 201 Whitesville Street after she inadvertently left it there. A friend of the victim later told her that a woman was attempting to sell the phone for $40.
•A resident of the 1700 block of Whitesville Road said someone stole $1,351 in items from her barn.
•A thief took $500 in fencing from property at Lovic Davis and Liberty Hill roads.
•Someone took an undetermined amount of building supplies from property in the 6000 block of Hogansville Road.
— It is the policy of the LaGrange Daily News to print the names of those charged with felonies.