Arrest in Joanna

    Laurens County Sheriff’s Lt. Higgenbotham and Deputy Taylor responded to Hampton Street in Joanna following a medical situation. At the scene, the officers were told of money being missing from the medical patient’s wallet. A younger woman who also lives at the residence with her boyfriend became a suspect in the theft of the wallet and also medicine. Deputies stated the suspect lied to them during questioning. 27-year-old Brandi Nicole Barnes of 210 West Calhoun Street, Joanna was charged with Petit Larceny and with False Information to Police. Tickets on those two charges were issued at 10:23 last night by Deputy Jamison Taylor. Ms. Barnes was placed in the Johnson Detention Center, where she was also being held for additional charges.