2 women accused of using child to conceal items stolen from Academy Sports + Outdoors
HOUSTON – Two women accused of using a child to conceal stolen merchandise from Academy Sports + Outdoors Saturday have been arrested and charged.
Jherica Roberts, 18, and Lyrindia Brown, 17, were charged with theft and evading detention.
Deputies responded to a call about two women stealing from Academy Sports + Outdoors at 21650 Kukendahl Road.
Upon arrival, deputies saw Roberts and Brown with a small child attempting leave the store, officials said. Deputies detained the women and found stolen merchandise in the child's backpack, according to authorities.
Officials said the child was released to a family member who arrived at the scene.
Roberts and Brown were arrested and booked into Harris County Jail. Both of their bonds are set at $1,500 each.
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