TCSO's Recent Crimes of Interest

Thursday, June 14, 2012

TCSO holds K-9 Demonstration for C.H.A.M.P.S. Camp

Pineland is hosting CHAMPS Camp, comprised of children involved in the various CHAMPS and Eagle Quest SAFE programs throughout the State. It is a leadership camp for up-and-coming 6th graders. CHAMPS Camp broadens the learning experienced by the children who benefit from the CHAMPS program throughout the school year. Benefits of the Camp include: Learning to constructively deal with peer pressure and in Building self-esteem and helping to put leaders in place for the upcoming school year. Thus, children completing the Camp are enabled to act as role models for other middle school-aged children faced with the same issues.

This evening, the children benefitted from a skills demonstration by the Troup County Sheriff's Office K-9 unit that is utilized for bomb detection & locating hidden firearms. Sheriff's Deputies also spoke about making contributions within the community to help keep our families and neighbors safe and secure. 

The Troup County Sheriff's Office has been a proud sponsor and organizer of the DARE and CHAMPS Camps since 1995. At that time, the Troup County Sheriff's Office and the Georgia Sheriff's Association were instrumental in bringing both of these leadership programs into Troup County. These same programs are still carried on today, in order to groom the young leaders of tomorrow.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

West Point Road Burglary - 6/12/12

TCSO Deputies responded (Tues., 6/12/12) to a residence inside the 3500 block of West Point Road in reference to a Burglary which had already occurred. According to the resident, her dogs which were normally kept inside the home were outside in the yard when she returned home for the evening. Further, she noted that the back door was not secured as she left it. The resident could also see that several items were missing from the residence. Retreating to a safe distance, the resident then notified 911 and waited for Deputies to arrive.

Once the residence had been cleared, it was discovered that among the items missing were: an Insignia 40" LCD Flat Screen TV, a .40 caliber Taurus handgun and a size six 14 kt gold family heirloom ring having three stones on it.

Sheriff Donny Turner urges you to notify the Troup County Crime Stoppers if you know the whereabouts of the missing property... (706)812-1000. You can remain anonymous! There is also a cash reward for information leading to an arrest(s) in this case! Thank you.

Friday, June 8, 2012

TCSO Patrol Makes 2nd Metal Theft Arrest This Week

Marcus Russell Storey

Misty Mitchell Kelley

On Thursday afternoon, Troup County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a location inside the 2300 block of Hamilton Road in reference to a report of Theft, currently in progress.

After receiving a description of the suspects and their vehicle, Deputies searched the area immediately surrounding the location very thoroughly. According to the complainant, the suspects had allegedly been loading scrap metal from the location into their tan (in color) pickup truck without permission.

A short while later, Deputies that were still patrolling the area had noticed a truck and subjects that matched the descriptions given by the complainant, turning onto a nearby road. The vehicle then pulled onto the shoulder of the roadway, allowing the Deputies to make contact with the occupants.

During this time, the driver admitted to being at the location when the initial call was dispatched. Subsequently, he also confessed to moving a large metal crate from a wooded area close by, which he planned on picking up after he returned to the location.

As a result, Marcus Russell Storey (age 29, of LaGrange) and Misty Mitchell Kelley (age 35, of LaGrange) were arrested, and both were charged with Criminal Trespass and Theft By Taking (Under $500.00).

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Chase with TCSO Patrol Leads to Felony Arrest

At approximately 2:42 am, on Thursday, Troup County Sheriff’s Deputies engaged in a chase with a Jeep Cherokee observed traveling northbound on Hogansville Road (US Highway 29) in the area of Sivell Road without the use of its headlights.

The vehicle continued on Highway 29 in the direction of Hogansville, at a high rate of speed (around 100 mph). As the Jeep Cherokee approached Beasley Road, the driver lost control of the vehicle, striking a stop sign and two trees at that location.

The driver of the vehicle, Benjamin Oliver Askew (age 23, of Hogansville), was chased into the surrounding wooded area. He was captured by Deputies shortly thereafter.

As a result Askew arrested and charged with Having a Defective Headlight, Reckless Driving, Driving Without a Valid License, Failing to Report Striking a Fixed Object, Obstruction of an Officer, Fleeing and Attempting to Elude and Violating his Probation (Superior).   

TCSO Drug Unit Makes a Marijuana Manufacturing Arrest

On Tuesday afternoon (6/6/12), Troup County Sheriff’s Office Drug Unit Agents arrived at a location inside the 600 block of Gray Hill School Road in reference to a subject manufacturing Marijuana there.

After receiving consent to search the property, Drug Unit Agents located three plants on the property. The Marijuana plants were confiscated and Larry Lee White (age 45, of West Point) was arrested and charged with Manufacturing Marijuana. Subsequently, White was transported to the Troup County Jail without further incident.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

TCSO Patrol Makes Metal Theft Arrests

Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a location inside the 300 block of West Drummond Road in rural Troup County in reference to a report of a metal theft in progress. Upon arrival, the Deputies made contact with three subjects who had apparently arrived at the scene in a dark green pickup truck, just a few minutes earlier.

When asked by the Sheriff’s Deputies what their purpose for being on the private property was, one of the subjects stated that they “saw some scrap metal on the side of the road and started picking it up.”

The men further confessed that they had no one’s permission to be on the private property for this reason. Additional information was gathered from the property owner to attest to this report. Investigators processed the scene for available evidence and conducted interviews.

The three subjects: Otis Rutledge (age 41, of LaGrange), Christopher Antwain Harris (age 30, of LaGrange) and Carl Russell, Jr. (age 44, of Columbus) were arrested, charged with Theft By Taking and transported to the Troup County Jail.  

Monday, June 4, 2012

LOOKOUT: Stolen Dirt Bike from Maple Ln, Yamaha RT 100

Recently, a resident of Maple Lane reported that an unknown person(s) had taken his white (in color) 1986 Yamaha RT 100 motorcycle/dirt bike from his front porch without permission. The bike owner further stated that the motorcycle was distinguishable in that he had to weld the tail pipe at the frame.

Sheriff Donny Turner asks that you notify the Troup County Crime Stoppers if you have any further information regarding this crime... (706)812-1000. You can remain anonymous. If your tip leads to an arrest you could even receive a cash reward! Thank you for your help...