(1/3/19) Two Natchez women have been arrested in Jackson parish, accused of shoplifting over $3,000 worth of items from Walmart.
According to police, a concerned citizen called the Jackson Parish Sheriff’s Office around 2 o’clock Wednesday afternoon about two females in the garden center area of Walmart.
The caller told police that one of the females had multiple items in a shopping cart while the other female was talking with an employee.
The caller said it seemed like the female talking with the employee was trying to distract the employee while the other female snuck out with the items.
The pair did make it out of through the garden center exit and into a green Ford Expedition.
JPSO deputies caught up with the suspected shoplifters and stopped them.
That’s when police say both the driver, Teraketha Stampley, and the passenger, Bobbie Barnes, ran on foot but were caught shortly after.
During a search of the vehicle, deputies found 12 items with no receipts and one still had the security sensor on it.
The taken items valued $3,132.17 in total.