The manager had stepped outside the store to go to First Georgia Bank make a cash deposit about 10:15 a.m. when a masked man approached her from behind as she opened the door to her car and cut her right arm, then took a brown bag from her containing an undisclosed amount of cash. The man then fled on foot behind the store into nearby woods and the manager ran inside the store to call police.
Police set up a one-mile perimeter search and later released canine units with the help of the Georgia Department of Corrections. The search yielded no results Anyone with information was asked to call Franklin police at (706) 675-6623.
The victim drove herself to a hospital for treatment for the small laceration.
Police charged two Atlanta men with felony shoplifting from Home Depot at 1500 Lafayette Parkway on Wednesday afternoon. Jerry Jarbroe, 56, and Jackie Ware, 55, were accused of switching receipts for items to steal them. One of the men would pay for an item and the hand of its receipt to the other one just before reaching the store’s exit doors, police said. The other suspect would the use the receipt to walk out of the store with an unpaid version of the same item, officer said. Stolen items found on the suspects included a floor lamp valued at 4120, a chain saw valued at $300 and a blower valued at $270.
Shesia Parham, 29, of Wynnwood Drive was injured in an accident at the intersection of Lafayette Parkway and Morgan Street on Wednesday afternoon. Parham was turning left onto Morgan Street when another vehicle and struck the front of her vehicle. The other driver, Walena Mayson, 25, of Riverdale, was cited for running a red light. Parham was treated at West Georgia Medical Center and released.
n A thief damaged a front window of a residence in the 400 block of Northwoods Drive on Wednesday night and stole clothing.
n A thief used a LaGrange woman’s credit card information to make nearly a $1,000 of fraudulent charges from local businesses. The victim still has her card, and it was unknown how her information was obtained.
Johnny Coverson, 51, of Greenville was sentenced Wednesday to five years in prison, 15 years’ probation and restitution of $11,486.19 after he pleaded guilty to two counts of forgery in Troup Superior Court.