Theft suspect held for Jackson Parish

An alleged shoplifter was held for Jackson Parish officials Sunday after it was learned she was wanted on arrest warrants.

Ruston Police responded to the Walmart Supercenter Sunday night regarding a shoplifting incident. Leelah Starleigh Turner, 21, of Ruston was given a court summons for misdemeanor theft by shoplifting and released. Shortly after her release, it was learned Turner was wanted in Jackson Parish on two counts of felony theft.

Turner was spotted leaving the area by vehicle and was stopped and arrested. She was booked at the Lincoln Parish Detention Center and held for Jackson Parish authorities.

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