2017-10-04 / For The Record

Two under arrest after thefts at Walmart

Channing Jeremy Alexander Walker Channing Jeremy Alexander Walker Two suspects are under arrest after a Waynesboro Police Officer conducting a security check about 9 a.m. Tuesday at Walmart noticed two suspicious vehicles behind the garden center.

A Walmart employee told the officer that items were being stolen and the two vehicles sped off in different directions. The officer stayed with the vehicle he knew to be carrying stolen items and stopped the silver Hyundai on Highway 25 north with the assistance of Burke County sheriff's deputies.

The two suspects, Channing Jeremy Alexander Walker, 28 year-old male, and Akia Marie Henry, 24 year-old female, were taken into custody. They are both from South Carolina.

Stolen items recovered included computers, television sets, routers and kitchen appliances. A small amount of marijuana and a stolen 9mm pistol were also found. The two have been booked into the Burke County Jail.

Akia Marie Henry Akia Marie Henry According to reports, a small gray sedan occupied by three to four black males is still at large.

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