Arcadia woman arrested after theft investigation

Courtesy of the Lincoln Parish Journal

An Arcadia woman was arrested Thursday after police stopped her in connection with a theft at Lowe’s.

Lowe’s reported a man and woman came in the store and while the woman kept watch, the husband picked up some knives and placed them in his pocket. They then left the store without paying.

An officer conducted a traffic stop of the suspects on Farmerville Highway near the North Service Road. Shelley Chelette, 40, admitted she was at the store with her husband stealing the knives. A record check showed she was wanted for failure to appear in Ruston City Court on charges of no driver’s license, speeding, driving under suspension, and no insurance. A search of the vehicle revealed two containers of suspected marijuana and a pill case with a tablet of Klonopin (clonazepam).

Chelette was arrested and booked at the Lincoln Parish Detention Center for possession of marijuana, possession of a Schedule IV controlled substance, and the four failure to appear warrants.

No information was immediately available on the husband.

This information has been provided by a law enforcement agency as public information. Persons named or shown in photographs or video as suspects in a criminal investigation, or arrested and charged with a crime, have not been convicted of any criminal offense and are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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