- Wednesday October 24th, 2012 :: 02:48 p.m. CDT
Deputies arrest 31yo Monique Honeycutt on drug, paraphernalia and theft charges, after shoplifting at Wal-Mart.
A Malvern woman was arrested late Monday on several felony and misdemeanor charges after a Garland County Sheriff’s deputy responded to a shoplifting at Wal-Mart.
Monique Jonville Honeycutt, 31, was taken into custody in the store’s parking lot at 3604 Highway 7 north shortly after 8:30 p.m. and charged with felony counts of possession of a controlled substance, methamphetamines, and possession of drug paraphernalia, each punishable by up to six years in prison, and misdemeanor counts of theft by receiving, theft of property and criminal trespass.
Honeycutt, who was previously convicted of a felony in Malvern in 2004 and sentenced to six years in prison, remained in custody Tuesday in lieu of $8,000 bond.
According to reports, GCSD Deputy Elwood McConnell was dispatched to the store in reference to a theft where the suspect was still in the lot. Upon arrival, he observed a woman fitting the suspect description leaning against a silver Honda Accord.
As he approached her, she stated “What’s going on?”, and the deputy asked her if she had been in the store and she admitted she had, and that she was not supposed to be on the property.
The woman, identified as Honeycutt, stated she “had to shop” and was waiting on the friend who owned the car she was leaning on.
A security guard at Wal-Mart approached the deputy and stated he had seen Honeycutt concealing items in her purse and then she left after telling a cashier she needed to go outside to get money from her boyfriend.
The guard stated he tried to stop her but she kept going so he called police and continued to watch her in the lot. He stated she would “go under the car” then walk around it until she saw him and then started leaning on the car.
McConnell located a store item under the car near the bumper and asked if he could look in Honeycutt’s purse and she consented. The deputy allegedly found meth and syringes and other items of paraphernalia along with some stolen ID cards.
Honeycutt, who is set to appear Nov. 6 in Garland County District Court, reportedly admitted the drugs and paraphernalia were hers.
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