Georgia woman accused of shoplifting runs over 4-year-old son in attempted getaway

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CENTERVILLE, Ga. — A 4-year-old boy is recovering from critical injuries to his head and internal organs after police say his mother ran him over as she tried fleeing a loss-prevention officer outside a department store Thursday evening.

Arkebia Albury, 25, is charged with child cruelty, reckless conduct and theft by shoplifting, Centerville police said.

The Georgia State Patrol has also charged the woman with serious injury by motor vehicle, failure to stop at an accident with injuries, driving with a suspended license, and two counts of child seat belt violations.

Police Chief Sidney Andrews told The Telegraph of Macon that one of Albury’s children got into the passenger side of the car, but the 4-year-old boy was run over as the officer approached and the woman tried to flee the scene.

Albury put the injured boy in the back seat, ignoring the officer’s plea to leave the child where he was and wait for an ambulance, Andrews said.

“The child is in bad shape,” Andrews said. “It wasn’t looking too good.”

Police later arrested Albury and took the boy to a hospital.

The woman was leaving a Belk department store about 15 miles south of Macon, and authorities were unclear on what was taken.

“I believe it was a couple of T-shirts. I do know it was clothing. It was a misdemeanor amount,” An­drews said. “This certainly was not worth it.”

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gargoyle
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gargoyle 05/25/13 - 02:00 am
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Why do we put up with folks

Why do we put up with folks that act in this manner,it's bad enough taking a child shoplifting but to compound it by injuring your own trying to flee is just unspeakable. Then when you think it can't get any worse to not seeking medical help for a child who just has been ran over thats someone who needs culled from the pool.

sugarbutton
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sugarbutton 05/25/13 - 06:16 am
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Step up to the plate

family of these children (who are worthy of caring for them) or place them in a foster home. Obviously this mother is NOT parent material.

leebraxjr
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leebraxjr 05/25/13 - 08:20 am
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Caring Parent

I do not know how a person could live with themselves by not having accountability of their children even in a situation like this. God watch over the mother and her children.

rmwhitley
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rmwhitley 05/25/13 - 08:30 am
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I guess I'm
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a racial profiler but doesn't arkebia sound like a good ol' southern name?

Darby
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Darby 05/25/13 - 11:05 am
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Oh, Yeah....

Getting away with your stolen booty is certainly more important than protecting the life of your child.

Any fool knows that!!!!

griff6035
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griff6035 05/25/13 - 11:10 am
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Not Parent Material

There are thousands out there, and you can place the blame at the Governments feet for all of these give a way programs to women with children. The more they have, the more they get. And no babies daddy in sight.

RoadkiII
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RoadkiII 05/25/13 - 02:34 pm
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A Couple of Tee Shirts?!?!?!

You have got to be kidding me! Did the, well Sean won't let me say what I really think she is, have any functioning brain cells? I can't say anymore or I will get banned again.

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Pops 05/25/13 - 08:58 pm
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I googled her name

and around 4 or 5 mugshots (shoplifting) came up. They were from all over the state......

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Fiat_Lux 05/26/13 - 12:30 pm
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Those poor children.

We have plenty just like her in our own area, sad to say. When you pay people to have babies, they tend to start wanting a paycheck as early as possible, waaaaaay before they have a clue what a person really is, much less what their own responsibility and accountability is for the life and welfare of a defenseless one.

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