BOAZ, Alabama May 21 2012 – Two people have been arrested in what Boaz Police Chief Terry Davis calls a “shoplifting turned robbery” case that occurred May 11 at the town’s local Walmart store.
James Colton Davis, 22, of Brandon Circle, Albertville, was charged with first-degree robbery and Terri Dianne Chamblee, 23, of Megan Lane, Horton, with second degree robbery following the incident that turned violent as the couple was exiting the store with stolen merchandise.
According to Chief Davis, James Davis was seen taking a web camera from the electronics department. When followed by a loss prevention official with the store, Davis was seen meeting Chamblee at the front door where they attempted to leave, Chief Davis said. When confronted by the store employee, Davis threatened the man with a knife and a scuffle began, Chief Davis said.
Davis dropped the knife and the merchandise during the fight, but pulled a second knife from his pocket and again threatened the unidentified employee, Chief Davis said. He then got into a gold colored SUV driven by Chamblee and left the scene, Chief Davis said. Boaz Mayor Tim Walker was among those who witnessed the event, Chief Davis said.
Davis was booked into the Marshall County Jail Thursday under a $25,000 bond.