UPDATE: Shoplifter who ran over security guard in court

Amber Jenkins- email


UPDATE: Police have arrested Talechia Willis and charged her with felonious assault and aggravated robbery.

Willis was in court on Monday, where her bond was set at $100,000.


Police are searching for a driver after she backed over a security guard at Northgate Mall Friday evening.

Around 8:00pm, A Macy's Security Guard alerted a Northgate Mall bicycle patrol officer about a female who was seen taking three items from the Macy's store. The two officers confronted the shoplifter in the parking lot.

The suspect then started her vehicle and backed over Northgate Security officer Michael Chappell. He was pinned between his bike and the ground.

Fortunately, Chappell was not seriously injured and was treated at Providence Hospital.

A broadcast was put out on the shoplifter's car, a 2002 Chevy Tahoe with Ohio licence plates DKJ5779. The SUV was found at the 1200 block of Thomas Court in Lincoln Heights. The driver has not been located.

If anyone has information about this incident, they are asked to call the Colerain Police at 513- 385-7504.