CRIME & SAFETY
20-year-old killed in shooting on North Cary Street
On Saturday at approximately 1:32 p.m.the LaGrange Police responded to 64 North Cary Street (Woodglenn Apartments) in reference to a person who had been shot. Upon arrival, officers located a male subject identified as Gerald Jerome Burden Jr , 20, suffering from gunshot wounds, according to a LPD press release. Emergency medical personnel tended to […] The post 20-year-old killed in shooting on North Cary Street appeared first on LaGrange Daily News.
Man shot and killed at LaGrange apartment complex, police say
ATLANTA, Ga. (Atlanta News First) - A 20-year-old is dead after he was shot and killed at an apartment complex Saturday afternoon, according to the LaGrange Police Department. Police were called to Wood Glen Apartments off North Cary Street near 1:30 p.m., where they found Gerald Jerome Burden, Jr. with multiple gunshot wounds. He was treated by emergency medical personnel on scene and rushed to the hospital, where he later died, police said.
Georgia man convicted of robbing bank, threatening teller with note
A Georgia man was ruled guilty of a 2020 armed robbery earlier this week.
2 teenagers accused of assaulting man in Georgia high school bathroom arrested, police say
Authorities are investigating an assault on a man in a high school bathroom.
Weekly Safety Report: Attempted Robbery and Shooting in LaGrange, Georgia
Two incidents occurred in LaGrange, Georgia this week. In the first incident, two juveniles were charged after attempting to rob another student in a school restroom. The victim was approached by two males who placed him in a chokehold and went through his pockets. In the second incident, a 16-year-old was shot on Dixie Street. The police found a home struck by gunfire and the injured juvenile was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. No suspect has been identified yet. The city of LaGrange has approved additional police overtime to address the recent gun violence and homicides in the community.
Man killed when motorcycle strikes SUV, head-on, Alabama troopers say
A two-vehicle crash killed a man, Sunday afternoon, Alabama state troopers reported. The crash occurred at approximately 3:30 p.m. Sunday, and claimed the life of a Lagrange, Georgia, man. Casey L. Knipp, 35, was fatally injured when the 2005 Honda motorcycle he was operating collided head-on with the 2018 Ford...
Teens charged for bullying incident
The LaGrange Police Department has charged two 15-year-olds with aggravated assault and criminal attempt robbery by force after an incident in a LaGrange High School bathroom. The victim told police that while he was in the bathroom at LHS, he was approached by two people he did not know. He said one of the two […] The post Teens charged for bullying incident appeared first on LaGrange Daily News.
Troup County Sheriff’s Office arrest reports for period ending Sept. 22
James Edward Bennett II, 28, 895 Rosenwald Hts., Tuskeegee, AL, driving on suspended/revoked license Crystal Nichol Gates, 40, 150 Turner St. B2-22, LaGrange, GA, cruelty to child 2 nd degree: negligence/physical/mental pain child Daezuan Cortez Tyson, 22, 1213 Sandford Rd., Phenix City, AL, speeding 19-23 mph over speed limit, driving on suspended/revoked license Bennie Willie […] The post Troup County Sheriff’s Office arrest reports for period ending Sept. 22 appeared first on LaGrange Daily News.
Unknowns remain around police jurisdictions
The cities of Lanett and LaFayette, and Chambers County, continue to plan around how police jurisdictions will be handled in the future. The post Unknowns remain around police jurisdictions appeared first on Valley Times-News.
Juvenile injured after shots fired into residence on Dixie Street
A juvenile was injured after shots were fired in the area of Dixie Street and DeGroat Street on Wednesday night, according to a press release from the LaGrange Police Department. The LPD received a call at approximately 11:05 p.m. Upon arrival, officers located an occupied residence that had been struck by gunfire. While on scene, […] The post Juvenile injured after shots fired into residence on Dixie Street appeared first on LaGrange Daily News.
Upstate teen shot to death on road in Georgia
An Upstate teen was found shot to death on a Georgia road Tuesday afternoon.
GBI Probes Incident Involving City Leaders at LaGrange Council Meeting
An investigation by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) is underway. It is due to an alleged confrontation during a LaGrange city council meeting on September 12th. Two city leaders are said to be involved in this incident which has raised community concerns.
LaGrange Fire Department is Awarded CFAI International Accreditation Status
The LaGrange Fire Department in LaGrange, Ga. received Accredited Agency status with the Commission on Fire Accreditation International (CFAI) for meeting the criteria established through the CFAI’s voluntary self-assessment and accreditation program. The LaGrange Fire Department is one of approximately 300 agencies to achieve Internationally Accredited Agency status with the CFAI and the Center for Public Safety Excellence, Inc. (CPSE)
Weekly Safety Report: GBI Investigation, Murder Arrest, and Gun Buyback in LaGrange, Georgia
The incidents in LaGrange, Georgia this week include an investigation by the GBI into an incident at LaGrange City Hall, the arrest of a second suspect in the murder of a 69-year-old man, and the announcement of a gun buyback event hosted by the LaGrange Police Department.
Georgia Woman Olivia Fowler's Disappearance Shifts to a Tragic End Investigation
It has been a year of agony for the family of 27-year-old Olivia Samantha Fowler, who vanished without a trace from Meriwether County, Georgia, on August 13, 2021. Her disappearance raised concerns, leading to extensive efforts by law enforcement and her family to find her. Tragically, on August 21, 2023, the case took a devastating turn as authorities confirmed that the remains discovered in December 2022 belonged to Olivia Fowler, transitioning her case from a missing person investigation to a death inquiry.
GBI investigating after Ga. councilman accused of pulling weapon on fellow council member
One councilman says he was threatened and accused of pulling out a weapon after a disagreement.
Community raises money after fatal accident, students relocate to Valley
A community across state lines has rallied together to support three Ranburne High School students after they were in a fatal car crash on Sept. 9. The post Community raises money after fatal accident, students relocate to Valley appeared first on Valley Times-News.
Two former Lanett police officers indicted
C.J. Looser, a former Lieutenant with the Lanett Police Department Officer was indicted by the Chambers County Grand Jury for Assault 2 degree after he allegedly knocked out a man’s teeth while he was in the back of his patrol car. Additional charges from the Ethics Commission stem from...
Third Eye Surgery raided, owner arrested
After a two-month investigation, on Thursday afternoon, September 7th, 2023, Agents of the Chambers County Drug Task Force/Alabama Drug Enforcement Drug Task Force (Region D), the Chambers County Sheriff’s Office and the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency/SBI, Office executed a search warrant at 99 Trammell Avenue in Valley, Alabama, the business (Third Eye Surgery) of Steven Cody Templeton.
GBI Joins Troup County Sheriff's Office in Investigating Inmate's Death
The Troup County Sheriff's Office, in conjunction with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI), is examining the death of an inmate. A 33-year-old man, who remains unnamed, was discovered unresponsive in his cell by a detention officer. The man was in custody due to disorderly conduct charges.