March 26th, 2014
The mother who pushed allegations that her 14-year-old son was “tortured” by Tullytown police late last year was arrested Thursday night by borough officers after a reported shoplifting incident at the Levittown Walmart.
Marissa Sargeant, 32, of Bristol Township, along with another woman are accused of failing to scan merchandise and then attempting to walk out of the store. Walmart said the stolen items were worth $107.30, according to police.
The duo “failed to scan multiple items and then subsequently bagged them as if they had,” police wrote in court papers.
A loss prevention officer working for Walmart detained the women until Tullytown police arrived, court papers say.
Sargeant was arraigned just after midnight on charges of felony retail theft, receiving stolen property and two counts of conspiracy. She was sent to Bucks County prison on 10 percent of $20,000 bail.
As of press time, the other woman listed in court papers has not been charged.
In the fall, Sargeant lead a push on social media and later with the help of two Philadelphia-based private investigators to allege Tullytown police assaulted her son as he was being pursued on Route 13 after he was arrested with his 19-year-old uncle on retail theft charges. The charges stemmed from an alleged theft at the Levittown Walmart. After a firestorm of media attention and a scantily-attended rally against Tullytown police, Bucks County District Attorney David Heckler cleared police of any wrongdoing in the November 2013 incident.
According to court records, Sargeant has a spotted past with local police. She was arrested and convicted of simple assault and related offenses in one case and retail theft in another 2010 case, both were out of Bristol Township. The 32-year-old was also convicted of DUI after an incident in Upper Moreland, Montgomery County several years back. In total, police report she has been convicted to retail theft three times before.
March 21st, 2014
LINCOLNTON, N.C. (AP) – Police say a man in North Carolina sucked a woman’s toes at a Wal-Mart after he convinced her he was a podiatry student and persuaded her to take off her shoes.
Detective Dennis Harris said the woman agreed to try on several pairs of shoes at the discount store in Lincolnton, and that at some point during the process, the man stuck her foot in his mouth. Harris said the man apparently tried the same thing at another Wal-Mart 15 miles away, where he told a woman he was conducting a survey on the feet of different races and nationalities.
The second woman also agreed to take off her shoes, but left when the suspect asked her to remove her socks.
Both confrontations happened Monday. Police are looking for the man.
February 28th, 2014
NORTON, Va. -
Three people are facing charges after a meth lab is discovered in a Walmart parking lot.
The meth lab was discovered in the city of Norton, Virginia after police were called about shoplifters.
According to the Norton Police Chief, it was discovered Friday night at the Walmart on Commonwealth Drive.
25-year-old Adam Pendergraft, 24-Jamie Lynn Delph and 20-year-old Lee Allen Breeding, Junior are all facing charges.
Pendergraft is charged with: manufacture of methamphetamine, conspiring to manufacture methamphetamine, manufacture of methamphetamine within 1,000 feet of a school, shoplifting of third of subsequent offense (felony) and credit card fraud. Police say more charges are pending in a different county. He’s in the Duffield Regional Jail without bond.
Delph is charged with: manufacture of methamphetamine, conspiring to manufacture methamphetamine, manufacture of methamphetamine within 1,000 feet of a school and credit card fraud. He’s in the Duffield Regional Jail without bond.
Breeding is charged with: manufacture of methamphetamine, conspiring to manufacture methamphetamine, manufacture of methamphetamine within 1,000 feet of a school and credit card fraud. He’s in the Duffield Regional Jail on an $8,000 bond.