Two Orlando Women Charged in Violent Walmart Thefts
Last updated 9/29/2023 at 1:15am
BROOKSVILLE – Yesterday, R News broke the news of a violent shoplifting incident that took place at the Walmart SuperCenter on Cortez Blvd. Officials have now released more details into the incident and identified two suspects who have been charged.
On September 26th, Officials say one of the suspects distracted an elderly woman while the other stole her wallet from her purse. They then proceeded to charge more than $2,000 with the stolen card.
On Wednesday, while deputies were in the store taking a report on the original theft, deputies were alerted that the two suspects were back in the store.
When a deputy tried to make contact with one of the suspects, later identified as 48-year-old Keyisha Larhonda Henderson of Orlando, she sprayed the deputy in the face with pepper spray and fled on foot. A second deputy was able to locate Henderson as she fled the store and once again, she tried to spray him with pepper spray. When the deputy drew his taser, Henderson surrendered.
A second suspect, 33-year-old Kierra Nichelle Tolliver was taken into custody inside the store by a loss prevention employee and did not resist arrest.
Officials say Henderson has 39 prior felony convictions, most of which are related to fraud, and has been incarcerated five times. Henderson also had an active warrant out of St. Lucie County for Identity Theft.
Henderson is charged with Fraudulent Use of a Credit Card, 2-counts of Petit Theft, Carrying a Concealed Firearm, 2 counts of Battery on LEO, and 2 counts of Resisting Arrest with Violence. She is currently held on a $82,000 bond.
Tolliver is charged with Petit Theft and Fraudulent Use of a Credit Card. She remains behind bars on a $7,000 bond.
The use of pepper spray to avoid capture has become common among many shoplifters around the country, but mainly in large cities like Los Angeles and New York, where flash mob thefts are becoming more popular.