According to Dougherty County Police Department reports, Princess Lakendra Eatmon brought her pink Dodge Charger in to the Phoenix Auto Body Shop to be repainted so she wouldn’t be easy to spot. The car was spotted at the shop, where she was arrested.
ALBANY — Thinking she had been ratted out as part of a bad-check-cashing case, an Albany woman sought a hit man to silence her accuser, a Dougherty County Police Department official said.
Princess Lakendra Eatmon, 25, was implicated in an August investigation into forged checks cashed at the A&S Food Store at 1342 Mobile Ave., said police Sgt. Chad Kirkpatrick, a detective with the county police.
“She called a friend of hers in Mitchell County Jail at the time and asked him about finding a hit man to murder a certain person, his family, his kids and burn his stuff down,” Kirkpatrick said. “We are not releasing the name because of safety concerns.”
Noel Jones and Dontreal Jones were arrested in August for cashing forged checks, Kirkpatrick said. Their arrest led to a search warrant for Eatmon’s residence at 505 Eugemar St., where her computer was seized, he added.
Charges were not yet brought the bad-check case because the computer had to be searched, stated a police report. The search also uncovered a .380 handgun with the identification numbers scratched off in the apartment, the report added.
Out on bail stemming from a possession of a gun with altered identity markings charge, Eatmon called Kevinall Wheeler in the Mitchell County Jail, who was waiting to be transported to prison, Kirkpatrick said.
“When you call the jail, it tells you the call is recorded,” Kirkpatrick said. “You can hear her on the phone as Wheeler gives her street by street directions to where to find a hit man.”
Kirkpatrick said that Eatmon couldn’t locate a gun for hire at the first stop. Wheeler gave her directions to another location, where she also had no luck.
By now Eatmon probably began to get edgy, believing she would be arrested on sight for the bad-check case based on information in her computer, Kirkpatrick said.
According to Kirkpatrick, Eatmon knew her hot-pink Dodge Charger would be easy to spot. She took it to the Phoenix Auto Body Shop to be repainted. A county police officer spotted the car Tuesday at the shop, where she was arrested.
Kirkpatrick said that the additional charges filed against Eatmon stemming from her attempt to hire a hit man were conspiracy to commit murder, solicitation for murder and criminal attempted murder. She was in the Dougherty County Jail on Thursday night.
The investigation involved Dougherty County police, the Mitchell County Sheriff’s Office and the U.S. Secret Service.