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Women charged in connection with mall theft, car chase

Monique Lewis

Monique Lewis

The St. Charles County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office has issued charges Dec. 6 on two females involved in a pursuit that took place on Dec 5 from Mid Rivers Mall. The female suspects have been identified as Monique D. Lewis, 25, and Jameshia D. Todd, 21, both of Memphis, Tennessee.

The incident began when two officers, assigned to the mall, saw the silver Ford Focus acting suspiciously. The vehicle had a broken rear window, a bullet hole in the driver side door and improper vehicle registration. The officers witnessed the vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed through the mall parking lot, going against traffic and causing a safety hazard to pedestrians in the parking lot.

While conducting the traffic stop investigation, Lewis refused to put her vehicle in park and would not provide an identification. While the officers were standing at her driver and passenger side window, Lewis rolled up the windows and fled the traffic stop. Lewis’ vehicle struck one officer’s leg. That officer was standing at the passenger side; he did not sustain any injuries.

Jameshia Todd

Jameshia Todd

Lewis continued fleeing from officers on eastbound Interstate 70 and southbound Interstate 270 SB, eventually stopping at a vehicle roadblock at Manchester Road and I-270.

The women were taken into custody and transported to the St. Peters Police Department where they were held pending warrant application. While searching the vehicle, over $1,000 of stolen clothing items were recovered.

The St. Charles County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office has charged Lewis with Assault 2nd on Special Victim [Felony], Felony Stealing and Resisting Arrest. She also has an active warrant for her arrest out of Shelby County, Tennessee, for Aggravated Assault x2, Reckless Endangerment with a Deadly Weapon. No bond is authorized for the Tennessee warrant.

Todd has been charged with Felony Stealing and is being held on a $10,000 bond. Both subjects were transported to St. Charles County Jail.

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