Police: Pensacola woman tried to steal 29 pieces of kid's clothing from Carter's

Photo: Shameico Jefferson

Photo: Escambia County Jail

A 36-year-old Pensacola woman was arrested Monday afternoon after police say she tried to steal more than $500 worth of children's clothing from Carter's.

According to the incident report, a Pensacola police officer received a call from the Carter's inside Cordova Mall in reference to a shoplifter still inside the store.

A Carter's employee told police she saw Jefferson putting children's clothing in her purse.

The report said the officer saw a woman, later identified as Shameico Ventrice Jefferson, matching the description of the reported shoplifter.

The officer said Jefferson "immediately pulled away...and refused to follow any commands given" as she was being detained.

According to the report, Jefferson began "struggling in an attempt to get away...and the altercation moved outside of Carter's to the middle of the mall" where there were several people. Jefferson was eventually placed in handcuffs by the officers.

The incident report said there were approximately 29 pieces of children's clothing in Jefferson's bag that she did not pay for. The report added the stolen items were valued at $541.80.

Jefferson has been charged with larceny and resisting an officer.

According to the Escambia County Jail log, Jefferson was released on a $3,000 bond.

This isn't the first time Jefferson has been arrested.

Channel 3 News looked into her jail records and found that in November 2016, Jefferson was also charged with larceny. In January 2011, she was charged with fleeing/eluding police and larceny by the Pensacola Police Department.

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