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Woman arrested after allegedly shoplifting beef sticks from Fife store

Post by Stacey Mulick / The News Tribune on June 5, 2012 at 7:31 am |
June 5, 2012 7:31 am

Pierce County prosecutors have charged a 24-year-old woman with stealing a man’s dinner leftovers and then snatching beef sticks from a Fife convenience store.

Charging documents indicate Audreyanna Newell smelled of alcohol and was hiding a crack pipe when she was arrested Saturday.

Court documents provide the following account.

Fife police were called to a Union 76 convenience store on Saturday. (Charging documents do not specify the time or address.)

The clerk told officers a woman, later identified as Newell, took several beef sticks, then walked out of the store without paying for them. The clerk followed the woman and told her to pay for the items.

The woman continued walking.

Officers found the woman but she refused to stop. They ran after her and detained her as she was eating one of the beef sticks.

Another man told officers the woman came running at them as they returned to their motel room with their dinner leftovers.

She bumped into the man and took his food box.

Newell screamed and shouted at the officers. She claimed someone had given her the beef sticks at the convenience store.

She was booked into the Fife Jail.

Newell was charged Monday with second-degree robbery, first-degree theft, third-degree theft, obstructing an officer and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia.

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