Police: Woman suspected of shoplifting beats corrections officer

Police: Woman suspected of shoplifting beats corrections officer
Jolene Manthei (Source: LMDC)
Jolene Manthei (Source: LMDC)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Police accused a Louisville shoplifter of beating a Metro Corrections Officer over the head with his own baton.

Jolene Manthei, 36, was stopped for suspected shoplifting at the Dillard's at Mall St. Matthews Wednesday night around 8:30 p.m.

She's accused of fighting with the corrections officer -- hitting and kicking him several times, before grabbing his baton.

The officer was able to take it back, and hit Manthei with it.

She now faces a charges including theft by unlawful taking under $500, robbery, assault, fleeing or evading police, resisting arrest and disarming a peace officer.

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Manthei is being held on a $10,000 cash bond.

She will be in court for arraignment on Jan. 5.

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