June 23, 2018
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Two accused of stealing fishing lures from Waterville Walmart

By Ryan McLaughlin, BDN Staff

WATERVILLE, Maine — A man and a woman were arrested Tuesday evening after they stole fishing equipment from Walmart, according to police.

Billy Grotton, 32, and Sierra Jackson, 18, both of Oakland, are facing charges of theft and Jackson is facing additional charges of assault and refusing to submit to arrest, according to Waterville Deputy Chief Charles Rumsey.

Grotton and Jackson went to a self-checkout counter at Walmart and paid for some items but had $25 worth of fishing lures concealed under a jacket, Rumsey said. When Grotton and Jackson were approached by a loss prevention officer they took off running and Jackson threatened to slit the officer’s throat, according to Rumsey.

The two took off in a vehicle, which police located and stopped. Police took Grotton into custody without incident, but Jackson wasn’t cooperative when officer Kris McKenna tried to handcuff her.

Jackson tried to bite McKenna and “was screaming at the officer to shoot her,” Rumsey said.

Both suspects were taken to the Waterville police station and released on bail. They are due in court July 3.

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