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Two arrested on theft charges

by Minden Press-Herald



Minden police arrested two women after reportedly attempting to sneak a shopping cart full of merchandise out of Walmart without paying.

Minden Police Chief Steve Cropper says one of the women, identified as 35-year-old Rayla Shelley, of the 400 block of WJ Beck Road, loaded items into the shopping cart and passed it on to an alleged accomplice who pushed it out of the store.

“She actually got the cart outside the store,” Cropper said. “They were both detained by Walmart security and we went out there and arrested both females.”



The alleged accomplice was identified as 29-year-old Anita Prince, of the 100 block of Allen Drive.

Both women were searched following their arrest and inside Prince’s purse, police discovered four capsules of amphetamine salts. Also, a separate amphetamine salt tablet was located, he said.

In Shelley’s purse, police discovered two Suboxone pills wrapped in cigarette plastic. Another open wrapper of reported Suboxone sublingual film was located, according to the police report.

Shelley was arrested for felony theft of goods and possession of a Schedule III CDS.

Prince was arrested for theft of goods and possession of Schedule II CDS.

Cropper says a hold was placed on Prince for traffic warrants through Minden Police. Shelley has prior offenses through Bossier City from September 2014 and July 2015 for similar crimes.

Both women were booked at police headquarters and transported to Bayou Dorcheat Correctional Center.

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