The other youth suspected of taking a van from the former Center for Creative Growth last week has been found.
LaGrange police Capt. Dale Strickland said the 16-year-old was picked up by Atlanta police near a MARTA station on Sunday morning. He was with his mother.
The youth was one of two who allegedly took a van from Dream House Youth Services at 201 W. Bacon St. late March 13. The other youth, 13, was found late last week in a Palmetto park.
Both youths now are charged with auto theft and are at the Columbus Youth Detention Center. The van, a Ford Econoline, still is missing. The 16-year-old told police he abandoned it on an interstate exit ramp somewhere in the Atlanta area.
“What probably happened is, it’s been towed and we just haven’t found it yet,” Strickland said.
- A woman reported an Acer laptop was stolen from Simply Storage in the 2100 block of West Point Road. The woman and her husband are going through a divorce. She has moved to Oregon but still has some of her belongings in a storage unit that the former couple share. The laptop belongs to her new boyfriend and is valued at $1000. The woman said her husband refuses to return it.
- Police arrested a man after responding to a citizen complaint about residents of 100 block of Commerce Court smoking methamphetamine. The officer searched the home of a man who denied any drug use on that day. The officer then answered a knock at the front door where he said James Hoig, 50, stood nervously while twitching and licking his lips. Methamphetamine was allegedly found in Hoig’s pocket upon search. Hoig claimed the pants he was wearing were not his, and that he smokes crack, but not meth.
- A woman reported a disturbance at her home in the 600 block of Borton Street. She told police her boyfriend kicked in the screen door of her apartment when she would not let him in. She also claimed he slashed her tires, but the tires had not been tampered with. Police previously responded to a similar disturbance call at the residence.
- Police arrested a woman after the car she was driving collided with a parked car in the 300 block of Park Avenue. The woman said the accident occurred as she leaned toward the passenger floorboard to grab her purse. She was arrested on suspicion of driving with a suspended license, reckless driving and driving too fast for conditions.
- A man reported the theft of a $5 bottle of wine from Shell Mart, 505 Vernon Road, after seeing the suspect’s photo in the newspaper. The victim read that the alleged wine-thief had been arrested and said he wanted to inform police of an additional offense.
Pleading in Troup County Superior Court were:
- Randrica Ford, 30 of LaGrange, entering automobile; 5 year probation and 40 hours community service which are concurrent with a sentence she is currently serving.
- Rodriquez Young, 33 of LaGrange, driving with a suspended license and obstruction of an officer; 5 years probation.
- Rodricous Wilson, 31 of LaGrange, theft of an automobile; 5 years probation and 60 hours community service.
- Willie Hodo, 63 of West Point, terrorist threats, 3 years probation, alcohol counseling and anger management.
- Phillip Stephens, 18 of Atlanta, theft; 4 years probation after transfer to Atlanta.
- Ricky Wingfield II, 22 of College Park, 5 years probation and 60 hours community service.
- Jamichael Norman, 29 of LaGrange, driving with a suspended license; 2 years confinement and 3 years probation.
- Mandy Murthead, 38 of LaGrange, criminal intent to distribute hydrocodone; 3 years probation and 60 hours community service.