Mugging of house party dancer leads to 2nd arrest

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Caleb J. Culbreath. Photo/Fayette County Jail.
Caleb J. Culbreath. Photo/Fayette County Jail.

A second Jonesboro man has been charged with the robbery of an Alabama woman hired to dance at a party held at a north Fayette Count residence on Aug. 16.

Caleb J. Culbreath, 27, was charged on Aug. 23 with robbery, according to Fayette County Jail records.

Rodney A. Black, Jr., 24, was previously charged with robbery in the incident.

The incident occurred at a Briarlake Court where the Alabama woman was subsequently robbed of the money she made as a dancer during a party attended by 50-100 people.

Sheriff Barry Babb previously said deputies at 10 p.m. on Aug. 16 responded to the residence off Ga. Highway 279 after receiving a call to 911 by the victim, an Alabama woman who said she had been robbed of money she received for dancing at the party.

The woman told deputies she attempted to leave at the end of the party when a domestic incident occurred between her and two males, one of whom was Rodney Black, said Babb.

Babb said the victim reported that she left the residence on-foot, heading down the street, and was followed by the two men. The woman went to a nearby residence and walked onto the back deck, beating on the door for assistance.

Prior to the homeowner responding, the woman said the two men entered the deck and grabbed her purse and a bag by force, then left, Babb said.

At that point the homeowner came to the door and the victim called 911, Babb added.

Deputies arriving at the scene of the party determined that the domestic dispute between the victim and the two men was over the money she was paid at the party, also noting that the woman was wearing an exotic dancer outfit, said Babb.

Black was at the scene and was arrested, Babb said, adding that the second man had left the house by the time deputies arrived. The investigation later identified Culbreath as the second suspect and a warrant for his arrest was issued.

Culbreath, who had been detained by Johns Creek police, was turned over to Fayette County based on the warrant for his arrest.

The victim’s belongings were not found at the residence, Babb added.

At the scene, 35-year-old Theran L. Shields, of Oxon Hill, Maryland, was cited for keeping a disorderly house, according to Fayette County Jail records.