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Mom left kids in car to shoplift, police say

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 12:15pm

Police say they arrested a woman Tuesday who left her three small children unattended while she was in Wal-Mart, where she was arrested on shoplifting charges.

A special-duty deputy at the Wrightsboro Road store was notified by employees about noon that Lakeesha Noreen Epps, 23, and Brittany Nicole Washington, 26, were putting items into other store merchandise, according to an incident report. At the self-checkout lane, they paid for only a few of the items before trying to leave the store.

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SC cops say woman disappeared to avoid law

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 11:05am

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH — Police say a missing North Carolina woman faked her disappearance to avoid going to court on criminal charges.

City spokesman Pat Dowling says investigators have determined that Amy Arrington, 42, of Lowell, North Carolina, did not drown in the ocean Saturday.

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