One store employee was shoved and another hit with a car after two Stuart women shoplifted from a store, according to a Stuart Police Department arrest report.
Police on Tuesday charged Brittany Smith, 21, with felony aggravated battery and misdemeanor retail theft and resisting a merchant; and her partner, Melony Bard, 21, with misdemeanors battery, retail theft and resisting a merchant for a June 4 shoplifting incident.
Smith and Bard entered a department store in the 2500 block of Southeast U.S. 1, where Smith is accused of taking a $7.95 nail clipper and Bard of taking four articles of clothing with a combined value of $100, the report states.
Bard, of the 4000 block of Southeast Lincoln Street, is accused of shoving the store’s general manager to escape, the report states.
Meanwhile, Smith, of the 1600 block of Southwest Buckskin Trail, was behind the wheel of her father’s white Cadillac, when a store employee attempted to detain her. That’s when she hit him with the car, the report states. The employee suffered an injury that would require surgery, the report states.
Later, Bard said she sold the items to another store for $12.
As of Wednesday, Smith was being held at the Martin County Jail in lieu of $11,000 bail and Bard in lieu of $1,500 bail
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