Where’s The Beef?
BY THE PACKET
A Saturday shoplifting escapade that transpired over the span of three shopping center parking lots landed a Columbus man behind bars.
Rashad Lamar Cager was arrested Saturday and charged with shoplifting less than $250 after allegedly stealing some meat items from Wal-Mart.
E-911 operators dispatched a Columbus Police officer to 1913 Hwy. 45 N. (Wal-Mart) in response to a shoplifting call.
The suspect was described as a black male wearing white pants and white shirt. He lead the police from Wal-Mart to the Kroger parking lot before he was finally apprehended in the parking lot of Ashley Furniture and Umi.
Cager was transported back to Wal-Mart, where loss prevention personnel positively identified him as the shoplifting suspect.
Starkville Man Arrested After High Speed Chase
Special To The Packet
The Starkville Police Department arrested Justin Roshan Yarbrough charging him with felony fleeing. Yarbrough, 18, lives at 1074 Warrior Drive in Starkville.
On Tuesday, July 30, Yarbrough fled from SPD during an attempted routine traffic stop near Garrard Road and Eutaw Drive, resulting in a high speed chase. Yarbrough ignored a Motorcycle Officer’s lights and sirens and continued throughout the area at speeds of 70 mph to 128 mph, speeding through intersections and residential areas with no regard to safety. Due to the dangerously high speed Yarbrough was traveling, the Starkville Police Department Officer terminated the pursuit and notified Oktibbeha County deputies to continue to look for the vehicle in the county. A few moments later deputies located the suspect who abandoned his vehicle and fled on foot.
Yarbrough turned himself in to the SPD later that afternoon on an outstanding warrant. Yarbrough was served his warrant and transported to the Oktibbeha County Jail. It was discovered that Yarbrough had been put on pre-trial Diversion for a previous charge. Bond has been denied.