Thursday, October 31, 2019

Sallisaw Woman Charged with Larceny

A Sallisaw woman who allegedly stole a purse in the Walmart parking lot was charged Oct. 22 with larceny of lost property, a felony, records show.

According to a police report, a Sallisaw officer responded to an Oct. 5 call from Shannon Potts, who told him she had left her purse in a shopping cart at the store.

Potts returned home to begin canceling her debit card and other items that may have been compromised. She also activated the “Find my iPhone” application and noted the two phones that had been inside her purse were pinging in the Blackgum area.

A Sequoyah County Sheriff’s deputy was given the information the app provided and he made contact with Donita Stewart and Amanda Young. The woman agreed to allow the deputy to search the home. When the “Play a Sound” feature on the app was activated, the deputy discovered the two phones.

In another area of the house, law enforcement officials found a purse matching Potts’ description.

Young was subsequently arrested. She was released on $2,500 bond.

The larceny charge is punishable by imprisonment in the State Penitentiary for up to two years, a fine of up to $1,000 or both.

Laura Brown, KXMX Staff Writer

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