Suspect caught trying to shoplift a guitar


Some alert employees at a local store helped prevent a previous shoplifter from doing so again, and the alleged perpetrator was arrested on multiple felony charges.

According to a spokesman with the Fayetteville Police Department, a call came in the afternoon of Jan. 26 from the Guitar Center at Banks Crossing reporting that someone was in the store who employees recognized as being there in the past as a shoplifter.

When officers arrived and investigated, it was determined that the suspect had a guitar he was trying to steal and also had a firearm in his possession.

Tyler Brown, 23, of Roswell was arrested and charged with theft by shoplifting, which is a felony when the merchandise in question is worth at least $500. He also faces a felony charge of possession of a firearm in commission of a crime.

Elsewhere in Fayetteville, police received a call the evening of Jan. 27 from employees at Chuck E. Cheese on N. Glynn Street about a physical altercation at the restaurant. Numerous eyewitnesses saw the suspect assaulting a woman, striking her multiple times in front of several people including his children. Police were not certain whether the victim was the suspect’s wife, but she has the same last name as the suspect, according to the police spokesman.

Hilton Germany, 38, of Griffin was arrested and charged with a felony count of aggravated stalking due to a bond order being in effect after similar previous events. The bond order required him to “refrain from any further violent contact,” the police spokesman said. Germany also faces three counts of cruelty to children in the third degree and one count of battery/family violence.

Finally, a traffic stop late at night on Jan. 26 led to a felony drug arrest. Police pulled over the suspect because he hit the raised median while making a U-turn on Hwy. 314 around 11 p.m., according to the police spokesman.

Inside the suspect’s car, police found a considerable amount oa marijuana along with a scale and a number of plastic bags. This led to Shadreeq Sable, 21, of Atlanta being charged with possession of more than one ounce of marijuana and possession with intent to distribute.