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March 31, 2014

Drug, theft charges

MOULTRIE — Moultrie police investigating shoplifting reports made theft and drug charges in two separate cases on Friday.

Police were first called to Walmart, 641 Veterans Parkway S., at about 2:14 p.m. to investigate a report of two women working together to steal merchandise from the store.

An officer followed a woman later identified as Amber Lee Bridges as she pushed a car out into the parking lot and began unloading merchandise into a car. A store employee recovered a trash can containing alleged multiple stolen items, police said.

A short time later police stopped Erica Michell Soderling as she came out of the store. Soderling had paid for some merchandise but also allegedly walked out with merchandise for which she had not paid, police said. A small tin case containing suspected methamphetamine also was found in Soderling’s purse.

The employee told police that prior to leaving the store the women had picked up several items of merchandise that they took to the service counter where they used a receipt to return the stolen items for cash.

Bridges, 20, 607 Ravenwood Drive, Sparks, and Soderling, 35, 800 Morrison Creek Road, were each charged with theft by shoplifting and theft by conversion. Soderling also was charged with possession of methamphetamine.

In the second incident, police said that at about 5 p.m. Walmart reported that a man and woman were shoplifting inside the store.

An officer detained Jessica Jean Singletary and Dillon Luke Singletary, both 22 and of 657 B. Herndon Road, as the walked out of the store, police said.

During an investigation by police and store security, Dillon Singletary indicated that he had marijuana in his left pocket, police said, and an officer found suspected marijuana and a white powder that Dillon Singletary identified as “meth.” Merchandise valued at about $190 was found in Jessica Singletary’s purse

Both were charged with theft by shoplifting, and Dillon Singletary also was charged with possession of marijuana and possession of methamphetamine.

In other arrests:

• Colin Terrell Jr., 22, 103 Hancock Trail, was charged Saturday with bail jumping, suspended license and defective equipment.

• Ramsey Dennis, 37, Moultrie, was charged Friday with failure to appear.

• Ray Vinson, 31, Moultrie Inn Room 119, was charged Friday with theft by deception on a Lowndes County warrant.

• Tankerrian Monica Nunn, 19, Tifton, was charged Friday with probation violation on a Tifton Police Department warrant.

• Lorenzo Vondell Banks, 33, 105 Sunny Land Court, was charged Saturday with driving on suspended license and window tint violation.

• James Adams Trimble, 25, 820 Northside Drive Apt. 3, was charged Saturday with suspended license.

• James Lankford Hortman, 37, 2016 Bay Rockyford Road, Hartsfield, was charged Saturday with possession of methamphetamine.

• Randall Maurice Lyles, 26, 517 Fourth Ave. S.W., was charged Saturday with no driver’s license and suspended license.

• Don Bryan Smith, 60, 4513 Doerun-Norman Park Road was charged Saturday with driving under the influence, driving with suspended license, possession of marijuana and failure to maintain lane.

• Norris McClendon, 43, 1515 Fourth Ave. N.E. Apt. D-2, was charged Sunday with simple battery and cruelty to children.

• Steve Jerome Wiley, 50, 1408 Ninth St. S.W., was charged Sunday with driving under the influence and leaving the scene of an accident.

• Eddie James Weaver, 63, 719 First St. S.W., was charged Sunday with driving under the influence (test refusal).

• William Davis, 63 Regency Village Drive Lot 58, was charged Sunday with battery (family violence).

He is accused of hitting Angela Newsome during an incident at about 4:30 p.m. that caused a cut to her face.

• William Ashley Crosby, 39, 1063 County Line Road, was charged Sunday driving while license suspended or revoked and safety belt violation.

• Raekwon Niheem Scott, 19, 402 Third St. S.W., was charged Sunday with possession of marijuana and seat belt violation.

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