WARSAW — A Warsaw woman faces charges after allegedly shoplifting items and resisting arrest.
Lisa Frances Keough, 50, 123 E. Fort Wayne St., Warsaw, is charged with theft, a class A misdemeanor; resisting law enforcement, a class A misdemeanor; and sentence enhancement theft, a level 6 felony.
According to the affidavit of probable cause, on Aug. 21, officers from the Warsaw Police Department responded to a report of theft at Owens grocery store in Warsaw. The officers spoke with a manager at the store, who said employees had observed Keough enter the store and began watching her due to past theft issues involving Keough.
Information in the affidavit indicates that Keough selected $694.17 worth of food items and went past all points of pay without purchasing the items. When Keough exited the building, she was confronted by Owens management. Keough then reportedly ran to her vehicle and drove away, leaving the stolen food items. Management was able to obtain license plate information for her vehicle.
Officers saw Keough’s vehicle at East Main Street and North Detroit Street in Warsaw and conducted a traffic stop. At that time, Keough was informed that she was being arrested for theft.
Keough refused to cooperate with officers and told them she was leaving. The officers physically restrained Keough and handcuffed her, as she fought, cursed and refused to enter the patrol vehicle.
Officers had to drag Keough to the police vehicle, but she refused to put her legs into the vehicle and continued using abusive language. She was then taken to the Kosciusko County jail where she refused to exit the patrol vehicle.
Keough was booked at the Kosciusko County Jail Aug. 21 on a $750 cash bond.