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By Arkansas 911 News Investigative Reporter E’Lyse Golden
All suspects are presumed innocent until determined guilty in court.
Hot Springs Police Officer Rideout reports that he responded to Walmart on August 31, 2019 in reference to a theft.
Ofc. Rideout arrived on scene and made contact with a Walmart employee who said that on August 30, 2019 around 4:50 am, a suspect who had been previously banned from Walmart, Natalie Jones, 34, of 7th Street in Hot Springs, entered Walmart. Ms. Jones picked up an ice chest and a suitcase and filled them with smaller items. Ms. Jones ran out of a fire exit around 5:40 am without paying for any of the items.
The employee provided photos captured by Walmart video surveillance cameras, a statement, a receipt showing the stolen items were valued at $1,271.23, and a Walmart case file on Ms. Jones.
An arrest warrant was issued for Ms. Jones and she was arrested by Hot Springs Police Detective Vanderburg on December 31, 2019.
Ms. Jones is charged with Felony Theft Of Property and her bond was set at $2,500.