Update: Fugitive Wanted in California for Armed Robbery Nabbed in Oconee Shoplifting Case
Chief deputy says San Francisco authorities have decided not to extradite Janey Corran Travis, 22, of Athens. An arrest does not mean a conviction.
Update 2:22 p.m.: Chief Deputy Lee Weems of the Oconee County Sheriff's Office reports San Francisco authorities are not going to extradite Travis and she will be released as soon as her bond is processed.
A 22-year-old Athens woman wanted in San Francisco, California on a charge of armed robbery was arrested Monday in Oconee County.
According to the Sheriff's Office, Janey Corran Travis of Christy Court was taken into custody at Kohl's after store employees accused her of putting new shoes on two children and attempting to leave the store without paying for them. Travis and Bryan Yahola Campbell, 27, of the same address, were both charged with shoplifting.
In addition, Travis, who initially identified herself to deputies by a different name, was charged with giving a false name when the real 22-year-old Sharde Gail Robinson arrived at the store to pick up the children, according to a news release. Robinson, however, was unable to transport the children because she didn't haveenough car seats, so the children were taken to the Sheriff's Office until she could return.
After deputies left the scene, a Kohl's employee notified them again to report Robinson broke into a car in the store's parking lot and stole a car seat, the news release stated. She was arrested on a charge of entering auto when she arrived at the Sheriff's Office to pick up the kids.
Deputies learned Travis was wanted for armed robbery when she was booked into the Oconee County Jail. Chief Deputy Lee Weems said Tuesday afternoon that San Francisco authorities have decided not to extradite Janey Corran Travis, 22, of Athens. She will be released as soon as her bond is processed, he said.
As of Tuesday afternoon, Robinson was still in jail pending a appearance hearing before a magistrate judge.
Campbell was released Monday evening on bond and he took custody of the children, the Sheriff's Office reported.