They broke into the stores at 4584 Hamilton Road and at Ga. 18 at Interstate 185 in Harris County. They damaged a door, but couldn’t get inside the store on Upper Big Springs Road.
The suspected burglars wrecked their car on I-185 in Harris County. Troup and Harris sheriff’s deputies, along with LaGrange police, arrested one suspect in the woods with the help of a canine unit. They were still looking for the other.
The name of the suspect who was arrested was not immediately available, but he was being held at the Troup County Jail on two counts of burglary and one count of attempted burglary.
Police say man pushed mom down
A man was accused of pushing his 74-year-old mother at her residence about 9:30 p.m. Thursday.
Police said the mother was making the bed for her son, and she noticed him slipping what she suspected was a liquor bottle under the mattress. He wasn’t supposed to have liquor in the house.
An argument began, and the mother telephoned her daughter. The son smashed the phone on the ground and pushed his mother down, police said.
Officers found the son yelling in the back yard. He was charged with simple battery against a person 65 or older.
Man accused of solicitation
A man was charged with soliciting prostitution about 3 a.m. Thursday after officers watched a woman getting out of his van in a hurry on Cedar Street.
Police found a blue Ford van parked on a path in a secluded part of the street, watched as a woman jumped out of the car, then pulled the van over after the driver attempted to leave.
The man told officers he knew the woman and paid her $20 for oral sex. She ran and couldn’t be found.
— Christopher Sherman, 19, of Ridgefield Circle was charged with possession of cocaine with an intent to distribute.
— Christopher Barber, 36, of Hazel Way was charged with three counts of financial transaction fraud.
A Foxcroft Drive resident was injured in a car accident a few miles from her home about 5:30 p.m. Thursday.
Police said Elizabeth Biggs, 56, was driving on Cameron Mill Road in a maroon Buick Rainier when she took a sharp curve and another vehicle in the opposite lane drifted onto her side of the road. She swerved to avoid the vehicle, lost control and left the roadway, striking several trees.
She was treated at West Georgia Medical Center. A condition report was unavailable this morning.
Abandoned truck found burned
Inmates from the Troup County Correctional Institute were clearing brush Thursday morning on Wilson Road in Hogansville when they discovered an abandoned pickup truck that had burned extensively. A license plate under the 2001 Chevrolet Silverado was traced to a woman in Atlanta.
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