Mitchell Woman Arrested After Stealing From Walmart

(BEDFORD) – A Mitchell woman was arrested on Saturday morning after Bedford Police officers were called to Walmart.

Leslie Simpson

A Walmart employee stopped 36-year-old Leslie Simpson after she failed to pay for the times she had taken from the store. That employee detained her until police arrived.

Officers were aware that Simpson had a prior conviction of theft from Walmart.

“During a search of her purse officers located a crystal-like substance that tested positive for meth,” says Bedford Police Chief Terry Moore. “Officers also located 41 pills identified as a schedule 4 controlled substance.”

Simpson is facing charges of public intoxication, theft, possession of a controlled substance, possession of meth, and unlawful possession of a syringe.