Deputies arrest Dollar General suspects

Oct. 31, 2012 @ 04:14 PM

Davidson County Sheriff's Office arrested two Asheboro women last week in connection to a string of larcenies at Dollar General stores.

According to a DCSO press release, deputies responded to the Dollar General at 1315 Blackberry Road on Thursday at approximately 4:09 p.m. in reference to a larceny. Deputies learned that two women had just left the store and were heading toward Lexington on Highway 64 in a Mitsubishi Galant.

Following a short search for the suspects, deputies located the vehicle and conducted a traffic stop on Highway 29/70 Business near the Winston Road intersection in Lexington. During the stop, deputies recovered property taken from the Dollar General in Thomasville, as well as items reported stolen from store locations in Lexington and Asheboro.

As a result of the investigation, deputies charged Shelia Carol Keleman, 41, of 1137 Old State Highway in Asheboro, and Sandra Dawn Cranford Maness, 37, of 140 Gum St., with misdemeanor larceny in connection to the Thomasville incident. Lexington Police Department also charged both women in connection to the larceny at the Dollar General at 858 Winston Road. Charges on the two suspects are pending in reference to the larceny at the Asheboro Dollar General.

"We've got a sign up at one of our Dollar General stores that says shoplift here and you get a free ride in a sheriff''s car," said Sheriff David Grice. "They got their free ride I guess."

Maness also was charged with driving while license revoked following the traffic stop. Keleman and Maness were placed in the Davidson County Detention Center and issued $500 secured and unsecured bonds, respectively. They are scheduled to appear in court on Nov. 5.

Staff Writer Eliot Duke can be reached at 888-3578, or duke@tvilletimes.com.