Viewer tips lead to accused taser wielding shoplifter’s arrest

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Wilson, Haley

Haley Wilson

ST. PETERS, MO (KTVI) – A shoplifter wanted for using a stun gun on a loss prevention officer has been arrested.  Haley Wilson, 22, was identified as the suspect after surveillance pictures were released to the public.

Police say that they received many tips after the story was made public.  Investigators were able to confirm her identity through evidence gathered at the scene.

Wilson was contacted at her O’Fallon workplace and taken into custody without incident.  She is being charged with robbery in the 2nd degree and held on a $25,000 bond at the St. Charles County Jail.

St. Peters police say Wilson tried to walk out the door without paying for bedding items at the JC Penny at Mid Rivers Mall on May 11th.  She was stopped by a loss prevention officer when she got to the door.  That is when police say the woman used a taser or a stun gun to shock the officer in her lower stomach. The suspect fled the scene in a smaller silver sedan.

Police say that they would like to thank viewers and readers for helping them solve this crime.