LaGrange woman charged with discharging a firearm after dispute at Pyne Road Park Monday

Published 2:37 pm Tuesday, July 5, 2022

According to a press release from the Troup County Sheriff’s Office, on July 4, during the annual fireworks show at Pyne Road Park at approximately 9:45 PM, deputies were alerted to a large fight in a picnic area close to the shoreline and that someone had discharged a firearm.

Several deputies converged on the location and encountered multiple people running away from the area with many of them stating that someone had a gun, the release said.

After sorting through the chaos and speaking with the witnesses, it was determined that a group of people were arguing and an adult female, identified as Jessica Nicole Caldwell, 37, of LaGrange, pulled a small handgun out and fired the gun in the direction of West Point Lake, apparently not targeting any single individual.

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The release said one was injured during the incident and Caldwell was arrested and charged with, discharging a firearm while under the influence, public drunkenness, and reckless conduct, all misdemeanors.