Police: Woman suspected of shoplifting beats corrections officer
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.
Manthei is being held on a $10,000 cash bond.
She will be in court for arraignment on Jan. 5.
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