Harlyn McBean, Billie Goode and Tayonda Durham are each charged with felony fourth-degree grand larceny, felony fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property and misdemeanor criminal possession of an anti-security item, court documents stated.
The three people allegedly stole items totaling more than $1,000 from the New Hartford Walmart store on Sept. 8, including diapers, a cordless phone, contest lens cases, glue, Axe body spray, pre-paid wireless cell phone cards, Nintendo DS and X-Box video games, documents stated.
The group also was found in possession of more than $1,000 worth of stolen clothing from JC Penney, Victoria’s Secret, H&M and The Gap, documents stated
Goode also was charged with misdemeanor endangering the welfare of a child, and second-degree harassment, which is a violation. She had a one month old child with her.
Durham was charged with misdemeanor second-degree criminal contempt and misdemeanor unlawfully possessing or selling noxious material. The later charge stemmed from allegedly macing two loss prevention officers at Walmart.
New Hartford NY Sept 11 2010 – Three Syracuse women were arrested in New Hartford after police say they attacked a security guard with pepper spray and a baby carrier.
Police have arrested Tayonda Durham, 25; Billie Goode, 28; and Harlyn McBean, 29, on multiple charges including criminal possession of stolen property, grand larceny, and criminal possession of an anti-security item.
According to the police, security guards saw the three women attempting to exit Wal-Mart with over $1,100 worth of merchandise. When the security guards tried to detain the women, Goode swung a baby carrier at him with her 3-week-old baby still in it.
Meanwhile, Durham pepper sprayed a guard and also several bystanders. The women escaped the Wal-Mart in McBean’s vehicle, a blue 2005 Chevy Impala. The security guards reported the license plate number to the police, who alerted other agencies.
State Police officers pulled over the women on the New York State Thruway and detained them until New Hartford Police could arrive on the scene to arrest them.
New Hartford police also discovered other bags containing stolen merchandise from Victoria’s Secret, H & M, and Gap stores located in Sangertown Square, New Hartford, valued at over $1,000.
One Wal-Mart security guard was transported by Edward’s Ambulance to St. Elizabeth’s hospital for further evaluation due to an allergic reaction to the pepper spray.
Individually, Durham was charged with unlawfully possessing or selling noxious material and criminal contempt. Goode was charged with endangering the welfare of a child. All three suspects were remanded to Oneida County Jail in lieu of bail. A felony exam is scheduled for the defendants next week in the Town of New Hartford Criminal Court.