Two Jefferson County women were arrested Thursday after they allegedly took items from the Walmart Supercenter without paying for them.
During a court hearing Friday, Deputy Prosecutor Rik Ramsey said a family member brought Tammy Boykins, 43, and Crystal Ault, 31, back to the store and turned them in, and also returned some of the merchandise the women had allegedly taken.
Detective James Huff said in a probable-cause affidavit that a store loss prevention officer reported seeing two women later identified as Boykins and Ault push two shopping carts loaded with merchandise to the parking lot of the store, and load some of the merchandise into a parked vehicle.
Ramsey said there were so many items in the carts that the women were only able to load items from one cart, and left the other on the parking lot when they left.
Huff said in the affidavit that the total of items left behind was determined to be $1,541.90, and less than $140 in merchandise was returned to the store when Boykins and Ault were brought in by the family member.
Pine Bluff District Judge John Kearney set a $5,000 bond for Boykins and Ault after ruling that prosecutors had probable cause to charge them with theft of property.
The Public Defender’s Office was appointed to represent both women.