Crime

Macon woman accused of rioting at Zebulon Road Wal-Mart

An 18-year-old Macon woman landed in jail after she admitted on Facebook she was involved in a stampede through the Wal-Mart on June 28.

Akeyla Toinne Rozier, of Winston Drive, turned herself in just after noon Friday after warrants were signed Thursday, according to a news release from the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office.

The warrant states Rozier posted on Facebook and told her employer that she participated with nearly 90 other people who ran through the store at 5955 Zebulon Road just before 2 a.m. that Sunday morning.

Several items were knocked off store shelves in an estimated $2,000 damage to merchandise.

Rozier is charged with rioting and criminal damage to property in the second degree.

Several others have been arrested in the weeks following the incident.

“It’s still an ongoing investigation,” said Lt. Randy Gonzalez of the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office. “We’re still looking at it and still trying to identify suspects.”

Store surveillance cameras captures a throng of mostly young people running through the main aisles of the store.

One store worker told investigators he heard one of the alleged organizers say they came from a party in south Macon to see how much damage they could cause.

Rozier posted a $5,480 bond and was released from jail.

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