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.

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Oconee Watchdog October 09, 2012 at 06:56 PM
THe congratulations should be given to Kohls loss prevention. Just like the ole Police Chief Weems to take credit for an arrest they had nothing to do with... Where is the high sheriff? He sure has been quite here lately. I missed his weekly column in the Oconee Suprise. Poker Run Fish
Racer X October 10, 2012 at 11:34 AM
OK, let me get this straight. She is wanted in California for ARMED ROBBERY but California is not going to extradite her. The message I see here is that you can commit armed robbery in California and it's ok, as long as you leave California afterward. Is she really going to be released on bond? Gee, do you think she might be a flight risk? Heck, why don't we just give her the keys to the city and make her Mayor? I have got to be missing something here. Can anyone explain this to me?
Xardox October 11, 2012 at 01:39 AM
Anyone posting her bond is nuts, which might be why they think she'll be in jail a while. Those poor children.
Racer X October 19, 2012 at 10:43 AM
ftg- Between your spelling and disrespect for the law, if your generation is future, the USA is in big trouble. Some of your generation are the future, while some are just the future of career crime. If you need something you don't steal it. The police have video of her stealing, what more proof is needed. PS Why didn't you buy your cousin's kids some shoes? That is what family is for.
John B October 19, 2012 at 12:46 PM
FTG...I'm wondering if you would feel the same way if someone facing difficult times broke into your home and stole all of your belongings? I bet not. So...STOP IT! Your familiy is circling the drain and you're an enabler. A mistake is setting the alarm clock for pm instead of am....or using salt instead of sugar.....theft and robbery are not mistakes.
John B October 19, 2012 at 06:51 PM
FTG...there are all types of support groups out there that can you and your family get on the right track. I hope it works out for you.
John B October 19, 2012 at 07:10 PM
FTG says "they don't deserve to be judged for mistakes they make for trying to take care of their kids." That's a real problem FTG. You don't get a free law breaking pass because you need to provide for your kids. There are other alternatives. Stop taking the easy way out. You can't possibly set an example for your family if you play victim.


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