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October 12, 2012

Two arrested in on-going dispute

VALDOSTA — Two women were arrested Monday following a Sunday night incident at the same residence where one of the women’s sisters was arrested three weeks earlier.

Valdosta Police officers responded to reports of a prowler Sunday night at a residence at 3321 Plantation Drive. Upon arrival, the officers located Vanessa Dawn Mashburn, 50, at the back of the residence, walking away, so officers detained and questioned her, according to VPD Cmdr. Brian Childress.

“She told officers that she and Sherry McGill were at the residence at 3319, which was for sale, and informed officers that McGill is in real estate and had a business relationship with the home’s owner,” said Childress.

At the same time, Childress said officers stopped McGill, 56, as she was driving away from the residence at 3319 and “she told officers the same thing, so they were released.”

However, when officers contacted the homeowner at 3319 on Monday, they discovered that the residence is not for sale and the homeowner did not have a relationship with either female, so Childress said officers issued warrants for their arrest.

“VPD picked up Mashburn on Monday and McGill turned herself in. They were charged with loitering/prowling and obstruction of an officer for providing false information,” said Childress.

“There appears to be an ongoing dispute between the resident of the house at 3321 Plantation Drive and McGill’s sister, Melissa Peavy, was arrested there recently for criminal damage to property,” he said.

Childress said he wanted to emphasize, “It’s the Valdosta Police Department’s stance that this dispute is going to stop, and there will be more arrests if this continues.”

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