A nurse who was a patron inside a Houston County video poker and lottery store final week when it was robbed by a trio of armed bandits is now accused of stealing lottery tickets from the shop within the moments after its clerk was mortally wounded.
Lakiesha Deshawn McGhee, 43, of Bonaire was arrested Monday on expenses of theft by taking and tampering with proof. The expenses should not associated to the lethal taking pictures and robbery by which McGhee herself was a sufferer.
Investigators stated McGhee, a licensed sensible nurse, dialed 911 within the wee hours of Jan. 18 after one of the gunmen shot and killed the clerk, Sabrina Renee Dollar, 43, in a small workplace at the J&J Dollar Store, a transformed home additionally identified as Knodishall Gift Shop.
The store, the place customers can play video poker and purchase lottery tickets, sits alongside Knodishall Drive about 250 toes north of Watson Boulevard, half a mile east of Carl Vinson Parkway.
In a Friday assertion saying McGhee’s arrest, Houston Sheriff’s Capt. Jon Holland famous that McGhee had been inside the shop when the bandits burst in.
The robbery and the taking pictures have been recorded by security cameras.
Holland’s assertion additionally stated McGhee referred to as for assist in the fast aftermath of the clerk’s taking pictures.
“However, evidence was discovered that showed (McGhee) removing lottery tickets from the office where the victim was found,” the assertion stated. “Also, McGhee disconnected the power to the building security system for a brief period before law enforcement and other first responders arrived.”
The assertion didn’t point out the worth of the lottery tickets that McGhee allegedly pocketed.
Holland informed The Telegraph by telephone Friday night that McGhee appeared to have checked on the clerk’s wounds earlier than taking the tickets within the moments earlier than police arrived.
Video footage of the stickup which was shared publicly by investigators — who’re nonetheless looking for the culprits — confirmed McGhee and one other girl close to some video poker machines when the gunmen walked in about 12:15 a.m. on Jan. 18.
McGhee, carrying a pinkish sweatshirt, was seated and holding a handful of money. One of the gunmen, apparently seeing the cash, strode over with a plastic bag in hand. McGhee and the girl standing beside her put the cash they have been holding within the bag.
A second or two later, one of the opposite gunmen who had by then ducked into the store’s workplace perhaps 20 toes away, opened fireplace, killing the clerk.