Three men were charged Wednesday with burglarizing a vacant rental home owned by a Troup County commissioner.
LaGrange police officers said they spotted Johnquavious Russell, 18, of Webster Street loading the bed of a truck with furniture from the edge of a wooded area in the 100 block of Tower Street. Officers determined the furniture was from a residence at 107 Tower St.
Commissioner Richard English, 75, who owns the property, told officers it has been vacant for several years and he stores items there. He confirmed that the items Russell was loading were from the building.
Russell and two men in the truck – Antonio Harris, 26, of Matthews Street and Clarence Tigner, 56, of Borton Street – were charged with burglary.
Police were investigating further and asked anyone with information to call the LaGrange Police Department at 706-883-2603, Crime Stoppers at 706-812-1000 or text an anonymous tip to 847411 with keyword “LAGRANGE”. Tips also can be submitted at 222.lagrangega.org or www.facebook.com/lagrange.police
Man passes out after huffing
A man was arrested at Walmart after falling unconscious in the sporting goods section. A witness said he saw the 23-year-old man take a bottle of compressed dusting spray and huff it until he passed out.
The alleged huffer was charged with intentionally inhaling fumes.
A resident of the 800 block of Shoemaker Road said a thief took her 9 mm Smith & Wesson pistol valued at $390 from her home.
A thief took a $100 Mongoose brand blue bicycle from an apartment in the 1200 block of Hogansville Road.
A woman who bought a vehicle from a man in LaGrange for $2,000 found out the vehicle was stolen in Conyers. Officers from the metro Atlanta area told LaGrange police the vehicle was one of 10 stolen in the area and was discovered through the Georgia Crime Information Center database to be in LaGrange. The buyer was not charged.
The following people pleaded guilty in Troup County Superior Court:
Debra Rhodes, 55, of LaGrange, conspiracy to commit furnishing item to inmate; 3 years’ probation.
Hiler Martines, 24, of LaGrange, forgery in the first degree; 6 months’ probation and 40 hours’ community service.
Sandy Williams, 44, of Pine Mountain, possession of cocaine and possession of marijuana less than an ounce; 2 years’ imprisonment and 3 years’ probation.
Nevana Copeland, 19, of LaGrange, aggravated assault; 60 days imprisonment and 4 years’ and 10 months’ probation.
Carl Williams Jr., 25, of LaGrange, sale of cocaine; 2 years’ imprisonment and 8 years’ probation.
Brian Palmer, 29, of LaGrange, possession of hydrocodone; 3 years’ imprisonment, 3 years’ probation and completion of drug court.