Investigation reveals domestic dispute resulting in serious brain injury; suspect arrested

Investigation reveals domestic dispute resulting in serious brain injury; suspect arrested

A suspect has been arrested after an investigation into a domestic dispute in LaGrange involving a serious brain injury,

The investigation began on March 27, 2024 when LaGrange police officers responded to the 1500 block of Vernon Road in reference to a patient involved in a domestic dispute resulting in significant brain trauma. A detective was notified and responded to conduct an investigation due to the traumatic visible injuries.

“During the course of this investigation, it was determined that John Houston Whitworth had maliciously beaten the female victim several times from March 22, 2024, to March 24, 2024,” police said. As a result of this, the female received a serious brain injury. The female received medical treatment and is stable at this time.

Whitworth was taken into custody and charged with Aggravated Assault and Aggravated Battery.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact the LaGrange Police Department at 706-883-2603 or Detective Shaw at (706) 883-2635. Information can also be reported anonymously to Troup County Crime Stoppers at 706-812-1000 and callers may be eligible for a cash reward.