Citizen Helps Police Nab Drug and Theft Suspects

Tommy Murphy
Staff Writer

As the saying goes, “if you see something, say something.” That’s what happened over the weekend to help capture two theft suspects, after they were spotted by a citizen suspiciously running down New Franklin Road.

Sunday evening about 6:10 p.m., officers with the LaGrange Police Department responded to the 500 block of New Franklin Road in reference to two suspicious males who were reported by a concerned citizen.

Police received reports through 911 that two males were running from the Woodyard’s Old Fashioned Car Wash on New Franklin Road and there was a vehicle door left opened.

Officers arrived and briefly detained the males, Michael Steven Harmon, of Henry County, and James Charles Weaver, of LaGrange, for further investigation.

It was later determined that Harmon and Weaver of LaGrange were actually running from the nearby Advance Auto Parts store on New Franklin Road, where they allegedly stole $134 in various tools and  merchandise.

Police say Harmon was also found to be in Possession of a Schedule IV Controlled Substance.

As a result, Harmon, age 24, and Weaver, age 53, were arrested and transported to the Troup County Sheriff’s Office where they were charged with Theft by Shoplifting – Less than $500.

Harmon was additionally charged with Possession of a Schedule IV Controlled Substance (Felony)

As of press time, both suspects are currently being held at the Troup County Jail on bond.

The author of this article can be reached via email at info@troupcountynews.net.

Michael Steven Harmon

James Charles Weaver



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