March 6, 2021

Arrest made after stolen ATV recovered along with guns, drugs

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(Lagrange, GA) — A suspect was arrested in Troup County earlier today on theft charges and an ATV possibly stolen from Heard County was recovered on the property.

According to a press release issued this afternoon by the Troup County Sheriff’s Office, 40-year-old Matthew Wilson Strickland is charged with felony theft by taking after a search warrant was executed at a home on Indian Bend Drive in LaGrange.

Reports indicate the TCSO received information that the possible stolen ATV from Heard County was on the property.

During the execution, a stolen Yamaha Rhino, multiple guns and ammunition, and 21 grams of meth were recovered.

Strickland, a Troup County resident, is also charged with a felony probation violation. Investigators say additional charges are likely in the case.

The slideshow above includes a photo of Strickland from 2014.

Stay tuned to HeardCitizen.com for further information as it becomes available.

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