By: Rick McCann/Staff
PRIVATE OFFICER NEWS
http://www.privateofficer.com — A shoplifting suspect has died after a fight at a South Carolina Wal-Mart.
Conway police reported Sunday that police got a call about a fight at the store just after 8 p.m. Friday.when officers arrived they found that security officers had tried to stop several shoplifting suspects and that a fight ensued.
Police spokeswoman Catina Hipps says that the Wal-Mart employees tired to detain the two persons involved but that they resisted and began fighting with security personnel.
One of the suspects collapsed at the scene and was taken to a hospital, where she was pronounced dead.
Horry County Deputy Coroner Tony Hendrick says 41-year-old Dorina Williams of Nichols appears to have died from natural causes, but the official cause of death is still pending.
Williams’ mother says her daughter had asthma but couldn’t get to her inhaler in time. A juvenile suspect was charged with shoplifting.
This is the third shoplifting death involving Wal-Mart security personnel in as many months.
Shoplifter sent to prison for 2-5 years http://www.privateofficer.com
http://www.privateofficer.com Police in Reno say that a man who was involved in a shoplifting incident and who assaulted store security agents when confronted for shoplifting bottles of liquor has been sentenced to prison.
Anthony Parks, 48, was arrested in September 2008 after lifting eight bottles of liquor at a Wal-Mart store and concealing them in a back pack.
Authorities say he physically battered store security in an attempt to escape when they confronted him outside the store.
Parks pleaded guilty and was sentenced Tuesday to two to five years in prison.
Washoe District Judge Jerome Polaha noted Parks has 12 prior felony convictions.
Parks will be transferred to a state corrections facility to serve out his time.
Athens Ohio Oct. 25, 2007
Two people are facing felony charges Wednesday afternoon after police say they shoplifted a hefty amount of merchandise from an area shopping center.
Athen’s city police say Tuesday, a Walmart security agent witnessed two women and a young boy concealing numerous items and leaving the store without paying for their items.
When stopped by the security officer, the suspects, Teresa Estep, Serena Craig-Cooper and the young boy were found with more than sixteen hundred dollars worth of stolen merchandise on them.
Estep and Craig-Cooper are charged with felony theft.
They are both out of the Southeast Ohio Regional Jail on bond.
The juvenile could also face charges for his involvement in the crime.
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