Police: Alleged shoplifter strikes three vehicles trying to flee

Two Pine Bluff men were arrested after allegedly stealing items from the Walmart Supercenter but not before one of them allegedly managed to reach a vehicle and strike three other vehicles in the parking lot.

According to the police report, a store security officer saw Andrew Love, 46, and Deshan Reynolds, 42, take several items and Love got out of the store and got into a vehicle while Reynolds was detained.

Officer Tamina Smith said in a report that when she met with Reynolds, he “had a strong odor of intoxicants coming from his person.”

She said when she met with Love, who had been detained by another officer, his speech was slurred “and he had a strong odor of intoxicants coming from his person, bloodshot eyes, and talking really loud.”

Smith said Love refused to take a series of field sobriety tests and when he was taken to the jail, refused to sign the rights form and refused to take a breath alcohol test.

Love was arrested on charges of shoplifting, failure to maintain control, driving with a suspended/revoked license, no proof of insurance, leaving the scene of an accident, first offense DWI and failure to submit.

The private lot accident report indicated that Love struck three vehicles, a 2012 Chrysler owned by Marie Mack of Pine Bluff, a 2013 Dodge pickup owned by Issac Smith of Pine Bluff, and a 1996 Chevrolet owned by Mack Payne of Pine Bluff.

The report did not list the damage to the vehicles.