Shoplifter from Ringgold Arrested in Webster Parish

By Bonnie Culverhouse of the Webster Parish Journal

A Ringgold woman is in a Webster Parish Jail, thanks to Minden Police.

Manee J. Ahner, 36, of the 1400 block of Vickers, is charged with resisting an officer, felony theft, possession of marijuana, possession of narcotics, possession of drug paraphernalia, introduction of narcotics in a penal institution and contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile.

Police Chief Steve Cropper said said Off. Kayla Little and Ofc. Christopher Cayer were dispatched to a Homer Road pharmacy with multiple shoplifters.

“When officers entered the store, they were met by an employee who advised them that 2 females went outside to their vehicle prior to their arrival, and another female was still in the store,” Cropper said. “The females in the car were both juveniles and officers asked them to return to the store.”

The female still in the store was reportedly approached by officers and identified as Manee Ahner.

“After they were read their rights, all three subjects denied stealing anything from the store,” said the chief. “Off. Little searched Ahner’s purse and located makeup products that were still packaged. Ahner owns the vehicle where the juveniles were located. Officers searched it and located more makeup items.”

Lt. Griffith reportedly escorted Ahner to his unit for transport. While Little was conducting a patdown search, she discovered more items on Ahner’s person.

“She located fingernail polish, hair straightener, a small bag of methamphetamine and a glass pipe with white residue,” Cropper said. “After they transported her to the police department, Little searched Ahner a second time and a small clear baggie with a white crystalline substance was discovered.”

Ahner reportedly lied about the identity of a male subject that was with the three, the chief said. He also said the juveniles admitted that Ahner asked them to remove the narcotics from her person while she was handcuffed. Both juveniles reportedly refused.

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