Columbia MO June 10 2012 A woman who allegedly struck a Walmart security officer with a box of diapers was arrested yesterday afternoon on multiple charges, including second-degree robbery.
At 2:49 p.m., officers responded to a shoplifting report at the store at 415 Conley Road. Police said Marquita L. Lynne, 39, of 609 West Blvd. had put clothes and DVDs in her purse, then grabbed a box of diapers before leaving the store. When a loss-prevention officer tried to stop her, police said, she hit the officer with the box of diapers and then dropped the diapers and hit the officer in the chest with her hand.
Police said Lynne ran off, and officers found and arrested her near the 1100 block of Eastland Circle. She was arrested on suspicion of second-degree robbery, use or possession of drug paraphernalia and felony warrants for failure to appear in court on three previous charges.
She was being held in the Boone County Jail, with bond yet to be set on the robbery charge. Bond set for the other charges totaled $40,500.
Source:Columbia Daily Tribune