Matthew Moody

Moody, Matthew Isaiah

Date of Booking:

Reason(s) For Booking:

Officer’s Narrative:
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On 07/17/2022 at 2309 hours, I was dispatched to 751 W Oglethorpe Hwy (Walmart Super Center) in reference to a shoplifting. Dispatch advised asset protection had a male in the standing by outside of Walmart waiting for officers.

Upon arrival I made contact with Mr [WITNESS #1] (asset protection). Mr [WITNESS #1] stated he observed two males and a female under-ringing items at the self-checkout machine. Mr [WITNESS #1] then observed both males and a female begin exiting the store without paying for the items, he stopped them and asked them to step into the office. Mr [WITNESS #1] stated an unidentified male and the female left Walmart and into a vehicle that left the scene. While the second male stood outside of Walmart.

Mr [WITNESS #1] stated the total of the items taken was $97.60 before tax and $102.77 after tax. The items taken were various food items and clothing items. The products were recovered and can be resold. Mr [WITNESS #1] was provided with a case number and victim’s rights pamphlet.

Ofc Hoffman observed video footage on scene showing a female and one of the males scanning the items and the other male bagging merchandise that were not scanned.

I identified a male as Mr Matthew Moody. The other male and the female were not able to be identified and Mr Moody did not provide any assistance in identifying the other suspects.

Mr Moody was served with a criminal trespass notice.

The arrest and transport of the suspect followed department protocol consisting of the suspect being searched, handcuffs being applied, checked for proper fit, and double locked. The suspect was placed in the backseat of my patrol vehicle and was seat belted in for transport. The vehicle was searched prior to and after transport with no contraband found.

The suspect was released to the custody of the Liberty County detention staff without incident.

Mr Matthew Moody was issued a citation for theft by shoplifting (OCGA 16-8-14B) for $832.25.

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