Another Duo Charged with Felony Shoplifting
LaGrange Police have charged yet another pair of shoplifters who allegedly worked together to steal high-dollar items from Home Depot.
Monday afternoon about 2:23 p.m., officers with the LaGrange Police Department responded to the Home Depot on LaFayette Parkway in reference to reports of a male and female shoplifting.
Police arrived as the alleged shoplifting incident was in progress and were informed of the details by the store’s Loss Prevention officer.
Officers made contact with the male suspect, Dustin Richard Breland, as he pushed a shopping cart out of the Home Depot that contained a stolen Lincoln Welder, valued at $799.99, which he had not purchased.
Police then made contact with Breland’s alleged accomplice, Brandy Lee Davis, who stated she had no idea what was going on when first spoken to by police. Davis then stated she had nothing to do with a shoplifting, as she was outside when the theft took place.
Davis later told police that Breland walked by her and handed her a tool bag, asking her to return the item for a cash refund. Davis then eventually admitted that she knew that Breland had been shoplifting while he was in the store.
Davis was found to be in possession of the stolen electrical pouch, valued at $29.98, and a receipt from another transaction, which she advised she was going to attempt to use for a fraudulent return.
All of the items taken during the incident were recovered.
Breland and Davis were then placed under arrest for the incident and taken into custody. During a search to arrest, Breland was found to be in possession of a glass smoking device that contained an amount of residue believed to be methamphetamine.
As a result of the investigation, Breland, age 27, and Davis, age 33, were arrested and transported to the Troup County Sheriff’s Office, where they were charged with Felony Theft by Shoplifting – More than $500.
Breland was additionally charged with Possession of Methamphetamine.