MOULTRIE -- A Moultrie woman was arrested Thursday after allegedly admitting to stealing more than $3,000 worth of merchandise from a local department store, Moultrie police reports said.

Karen Allegood, 50, 1268 Doc Darbyshire Road, was charged Thursday with felony theft by taking. The thefts have been going on at Cato on Talmadge Drive since Dec.1. Allegood signed a statement admitting to the crimes in the district manager's presence, reports said.

Other arrests

Lynton Cox, 48, 222 Indian Creek Drive, was charged Thursday with selling methamphetamine.

Sheila Malton, 31, 708 D.H. Alderman Road, was charged Thursday with burglary.

James McMurphy, 36, 146 Janette Lane, was charged Thursday with bad checks.

Juan Cabrera, 20, Circle Road, was charged Thursday with DUI, driving without a license, failure to get a Georgia driver's license in 30 days of moving to the state, improper exhaust, illegal possession of alcohol and no insurance.

Dorothy Graham, 48, 302 Seventh St. N.W., was charged Thursday with DUI-third offense and not having a driver's license on her person.

Arnise Daniels, 27, 608 Third St. N.W., was charged Thursday with arson in the third degree. A witness told police that Daniels burned clothing that belonged to Trina Tuff, same address, in a barrel in front of the house, police reports said.


Mildred Taylor, of First Street Southeast, reported that a Weed Eater brand leaf blower was stolen from a shed on her property between Wednesday and Thursday, police reports said.

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