01/22/14 On Friday, January 17th at 2:59 P.M. Plymouth Police Officer Derek Workman was dispatched to Wal-Mart in reference to a female shoplifter who had been detained by Asset Protection employees. Arriving at the scene, it was advised by Wal-Mart employees that they had observed 28 year old Ashlee J. Westafer of Plymouth conceal items in her purse before exiting the store without paying for the items. Once outside the store Westafer was detained.
Ashlee Westafer was taken into custody for theft and transported to the Marshall County Jail where she was booked in on a $1,505 cash bond. She was later released Friday afternoon at 4:46 P.M. after posting bond. Westafer received a Superior Court II date of February 25th for her initial hearing.
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