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Mom, children arrested for felony shoplifting


Wanda Oden

Wanda Oden


Dawanda Oden

Dawanda Oden


Carlos Oden

Carlos Oden



Sarah Fowler



A mother and her two adult children were arrested Tuesday after they attempted to steal approximately $1,200 in merchandise from Walmart in Columbus.  


Wanda Rochelle Oden, 46, and Carlos Antonio Oden, 23, both of 1415 12th Ave. N., and Dawanda Rochelle Oden, 21, of 135 Sand Road in Starkville were arrested and charged with felony shoplifting.  


Carlos Oden was also arrested on an outstanding warrant for contempt of court. 


Officers with the Columbus Police Department arrested the trio around 1 p.m. Tuesday afternoon after they were stopped by Walmart Loss Prevention personnel.  


CPD Public Information Officer Glenda Buckhalter said the family drove to Columbus from Starkville with the intention to shoplift from Walmart.  


Wanda and Dewanda Oden were each released on a $2,500 bond. Carlos Oden is still currently in the custody of the Lowndes County Adult Detention Center on a hold order from the Mississippi Department of Corrections.


Sarah Fowler covered crime, education and community related events for The Dispatch.



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