Laurel County, Ky. - Sheriff John Root is reporting that Deputy Larry Parrott arrested Alicia Villarreal age 33 of Whitley Trail subdivision, Lily, on Monday night March 16, 2015 at approximately 8:05 P.M.
The arrest occurred near Walmart in southern Laurel County after this subject was allegedly observed concealing merchandise in Walmart and fled the scene when approached by Walmart's loss prevention team.
When Deputy Parrott arrived in the vicinity he located this subject at a nearby business and when she saw Deputy Parrott she took off running. Deputy Parrott chased her for a short distance and caught her in the women's restroom of the business, taking her into custody.
Deputy Parrott conducted an investigation determining that she had apparently concealed several items from Walmart in her underwear. While she removed stolen items, Deputy Parrott observed this subject take a small plastic bag concealed in her underwear and place it in her mouth. This subject refused to remove the baggy from her mouth and it had to be physically removed.
This subject began to fight and struggle with Deputy Parrott and at one point grabbed his left wrist and would not let go. Deputy Parrott was finally able to subdue and restrain her. This subject continued to curse and create a disturbance.
The baggy recovered by Deputy Parrott contained Suboxone. This subject appeared to be intoxicated and was determined by Deputy Parrrott to be under the influence.
Total value of items shoplifted was in excess of $539. Items included women's underwear, I-pad mini, a speaker, a phone case, Mountain Dew, and other items.
Alicia Villarreal was charged with theft by unlawful taking; fleeing or evading police – second-degree – on foot; public intoxication – controlled substances; tampering with physical evidence; resisting arrest; assault third-degree – police officer is victim; disorderly conduct – second-degree; and possession of a controlled substance first-degree first offense.
This subject was lodged in the Laurel County Detention Center.
Photo attached is courtesy of the Laurel County Detention Center.