Three adults and one juvenile were arrested Thursday when they were found picking up pecans on the property of another person (on East Waring Street) without permission, said Ware County Sheriff Randy Royal.
Lataisha Kendrekia O’Hara, 22, and Robert Lee Sims III, 24, both of the 300 block of Garlington Avenue, and Devonte Dwayne Williams, 20, of Valdosta, were taken into custody and booked into the Ware County jail where they remained this morning, said Royal.
A 16-year-old girl was turned over to the Department of Juvenile Justice, Royal said.
The adults are charged with theft by taking and criminal trespass, Royal said. Williams is additionally charged with giving a false name as he initially told deputies he was Dee Taylor.
The 16-year-old girl was charged with theft by taking and criminal trespass, he said.
“These people stopped a car in the 600 block of East Waring Street at 1:52 p.m., got out and walked onto the pecan orchard and started picking up pecans,” said Royal. There was about 50 pounds gathered up that they were taking, he added.
“When the deputy was dispatched and arrived at the scene, he questioned them and O’Hara told him she did not see a sign that said they could not so she thought it was OK,” Royal said, adding that she then directed a four-letter expletive insult at the deputy.
Deputy Matthew Johnson was in charge of the investigation and arrests of the four, Royal said.