Twin sisters arrested, charged with shoplifting

Ruston Police arrested two sisters after the investigation of internal thefts at the northside Walmart.

Officers responded to the Walmart on the North Service Rd Sunday evening. The asset protection manager provided information Jonece Williams, 18, had stolen $1,500 worth of items from the store.

Williams was placed under arrest for felony theft. As Williams was being escorted from the store, her twin sister Janice Williams stopped the officer to prevent her sister from being taken to the detention center.

At that time, the asset protection manager stated Janice Williams had stolen over $250 worth of merchandise from Walmart as well. Since the charge was a misdemeanor, the officer attempted to issue a citation in lieu of arrest but she refused to let her sister go to the detention center by herself, demanding to go with her. Janice Williams was arrested, and both were taken to the Lincoln Parish Detention Center.

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