VALDOSTA – A woman was arrested after threatening a Valdosta Mall store manager and found to have five outstanding arrest warrants.
On November 22, 2022, at approximately 3:40 pm., Valdosta Police Officers responded to 1700 Norman Drive, the Valdosta Mall, after a citizen called E911 to report that a customer was threatening a manager inside of a store. When officers arrived on the scene, they made contact with the manager inside of the business who asked that officers escort the customer, later identified as Jahniah Seawright, from the store and issue her a criminal trespass warning. As officers began to speak with Seawright, she provided a false name and date of birth. Based off of Seawright’s demeanor officers believed that she was not being honest about her identity, so they began to investigate the information that she had provided.
Officers confirmed Seawright’s correct identity and took her into custody without incident, for providing a false name and date of birth to a police officer (misdemeanor).
Officers discovered that Seawright had five outstanding arrest warrants, not related to this incident. Seawright was wanted out of Valdosta Police Department, Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office, Thomas County Sheriff’s Office, and the Lanier County Sheriff’s Office.
Seawright was transported to Lowndes County Jail.
“Our officers did a great job on this investigation. When they felt as though the offender had provided a false name, they began to investigate it thoroughly.” Said, Chief Leslie Manahan