Woman charged in Christmas shoplifting

COVINGTON — Instead of trying to get some Christmas shopping done, one Covington woman allegedly decided to try her hand at some Christmas shoplifting.

A loss prevention agent with Walmart in Covington told the Covington Police that she had attempted to stop Lakesha Jean Morgan for shoplifting, but the woman left the store and fled in her car.

The officer was able to catch up with the blue Chevrolet Cobalt driven by Morgan and attempted to pull her over in the parking lot. However, she continued out of the parking lot, the report states, passing other vehicles in an attempt to get away from the officer.

Suddenly, she pulled in to a gravel lot on Industrial Drive and opened the driver’s door, the officer stated.

“She said that she had left the items she had attempted to take at Walmart,” the report states.

“Morgan had attempted to take $91.71 worth of Christmas merchandise and a Pucci Friend Pet.”

Morgan, 26, of 418 West Brodenhamer St., Kernersville, N.C., was placed under arrest and charged with shoplifting and driving with a suspended license.

In other news, police arrested a man who was seen walking down the street with a handful of electronics he allegedly stole from a home.

Police were called out to the home on Thrash Street when a witness saw a man wearing green camouflage pants and a black jacket break a window of a residence and then enter the home.

“The subject was seen exiting the residence through the back door with a television in his hands traveling down Thrash Street,” said CPD Officer Justin Stott.

The officer found the man, identified as 19-year-old Deonte Dearris Lamar Freeman, of 10154 Morris St., on Thrash Street carrying a garment bag with a Magnavox flat screen television inside along with a blue cooler that contained several Xbox 360 games, an Xbox console, Xbox controllers and cords.

Freeman was arrested and charged with burglary.