A man was arrested Wednesday night for allegedly threatening family members because his parents “got on his nerves.”
James Stephens, 19, of Newton Road was charged with aggravated assault under the family violence act for the reported knife-wielding incident. His parents told deputies they believed he would harm them and himself.
Stephens was placed on suicide watch at the jail, a report said.
Woman robbed at gas station
A robber assaulted a customer who was walking back to her car at QV, 203 New Franklin Road, about 11:45 p.m. Wednesday, according to a report. The victim said the assailant snatched her wallet and ran away.
Police were investigating. Anyone with information on the incident was asked to contact LaGrange police at 706-883-2603 or Troup County Crime Stoppers at 706-812-1000.
A 28-year-old woman was reportedly raped and assaulted at an undisclosed address in LaGrange Wednesday.
Police were investigating. Anyone with information was asked to contact LaGrange police or Crime Stoppers.
Vacant home burns
A vacant home in Hogansville received extensive damage from a fire early this morning.
Troup County fire officials said Hogansville police found the house at 500 Oak St. ablaze about 3:21 a.m. and when firefighters arrived on scene it was engulfed in flames. Fire officials had not found an owner to the property and were not sure how long the house has been unoccupied.
Fireworks calls keep 911 busy
Calls about fireworks kept 911 operators “extremely busy” throughout the night, officials said. A 911 supervisor said they were inundated with calls overnight of fireworks complaints and that there also was confusion among people over what fireworks are allowed.
Any fireworks that propel into the air and explode are not allowed, a 911 official said. There also were several calls to 911 about intoxicated people overnight, but not an unusual amount.
A resident of the 600 block of Jim Turner Road said a thief stole $2,800 worth of car parts, including a transmission and electrical computer box, from his front yard.
Wilbur Traylor Jr., 62, and Hugh Lynch, 58, of West Point were charged with possession of cocaine and drug-related objects.