A 25-year-old Hutchinson woman and 30-year-old Hutchinson man were arrested Friday evening after an altercation that started at Walmart, 3300 Iowa. According to Lawrence Police Sgt. Randy Roberts, police were dispatched to the store for a shoplifting call about 4:50 p.m. The suspects had taken electronics from the store, and when store security confronted them, an altercation occurred in the parking lot.
Roberts said the man was arrested at the scene on charges of assault, battery, obstructing the legal process, theft and possession of stolen property.
The woman fled the scene in a truck stolen from Colorado and drove to the parking lot of the BP gas station, 3020 Iowa. There she crashed into two vehicles, then fled on foot. She was later arrested on multiple charges, including aggravated assault, theft, possession of stolen property and leaving the scene of an injury accident. Her bond was set at $35,000.
According to information on the Kansas Department of Corrections' website, an arrest warrant had been issued for the man on Oct. 6 for absconding from parole. The man had spent several years in Kansas prisons on convictions of burglary, forgery, assault, and drug possession. He was released in 2008.
His bond was set at $25,000.