A home pregnancy test, Christmas candy and nail glue were among $60.38 worth items two Brownwood women are accused of attempting to take from Wal-Mart without paying.
Kailey Adams, 19, and Ashley Matheny, 23, were booked into the Brown County Jail Wednesday on charges of theft of property over $50 under $500, Class B misdemeanors.
According to a report by officer Anna Sturgeon:
A Wal-Mart employee said he saw two women enter cosmetics, and he saw one of the woman holding a pregnancy test and several other items. The women entered housewares, and the woman with the merchandise handed it to the other woman. The second woman concealed the items in her purse while the first woman stood as a lookout.
The women left the store and the employee escorted them back inside. One of the women told Sturgeon she didn’t know the other woman had concealed the items inside her purse. She said she’d entered the store to drop off prescriptions for her children, saw the other woman and began speaking to her because they are cousins.
The woman who had concealed the items told Sturgeon she alone was involved with the theft and the other woman didn’t know she had concealed items in her purse.
Other items included hair care products and women’s razors. In an unrelated incident Wednesday, a man attracted attention to himself by displaying a toy gun and ended up going to jail on a possession of marijuana charge, police said.
Patrick Warrick, 19, of Killeen, was booked into jail on a charge of possession of marijuana under 2 ounces, jail records state.
According to a report by officer Sky Self:
Self met with a woman who said two men were in her apartment in the 2800 block of Southside, and one of them displayed a handgun. The men did not threaten her, but she believed the gun was real and is frightened of guns, so she quietly left.
Self and officer Bruce Spruill went to the apartment, and the woman allowed the officers to enter to search for any guns that were not supposed to be there. Self noticed a hoodie on a bed, picked it up and saw a container under the hoodie. The container had marijuana which was visible through a clear glass top. Self also located a black toy handgun, which was the same item the man had displayed earlier.
Police also located marijuana in a duffle bag. The officers received information alleging that the duffel bag and the container with marijuana both belonged to Warrick.
In other incidents:
* Officer Danny Hutchins was dispatched at 2:54 a.m. Thursday to the 500 block of Commerce on a report that several people were throwing bottles in the parking lot. Hutchins arrested Marcus Phillips, 19, of Brownwood, on a criminal mischief charge.
* Hutchins was dispatched Wednesday to Goodwill Industries, where jeans and speakers were reported stolen.
Others booked into the Brown County Jail between 8 a.m. Wednesday and 8 a.m. Thursday were:
Rene Esparza, 42, Brownwood, bond withdrawal for manufacture or delivery of a controlled substance.
Dustin Herrick, 28, Brownwood, motion to revoke for robbery.
Jerry Marney, 19, Brownwood, unauthorized use of a vehicle.
Brenda Neal, 52, Richland Springs, fraudulent intent to obtain a controlled substance.
Chad Norman, 28, Brownwood, driving with invalid license.
Kimberly Preece, 27, Brady, possession of a controlled substance, possession of a dangerous drug.
Brandy Steele, 25, Houston, failure to appear for possession of marijuana.