On Thursday, May 14, 2015, police received a call from the Family Dollar in Brownsville with a report of a possible shoplifting incident taking place. According to police reports, the store manager said that he saw two women acting suspicious and noticed empty hangers where the women had just been in a clothing section. The manager also said he noticed one of the women's purses bulged out.
Police say that when they arrived on scene, one of the women, Brandi Bowlds, 26, Brownsville, had gone back to a vehicle in the parking lot owned by the other woman in question, Amanda Rosenberger, 34, of Brownsville. Bowlds was said to have two purses in her possession, which she gave police consent to search.
Police say they found three shirts from the store inside the purse with no proof of purchase. Both women accused the other of concealing the stolen shirts, so they were both arrested and charged with theft by unlawful taking under $500.
Sheriff Shane Doyle was assisted by Deputy Scott Skaggs at the scene. Both women were transported and lodged in the Hart County Jail.