Sam’s Club worker bitten in struggle over stolen steaks; woman charged

Courtney Latedra Brown. (Jail photo)
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BELLMEAD, Texas (KWTX) Courtney Latedra Brown, 45, a McLennan County woman who was already in jail on unrelated charges, has been named in a robbery complaint stemming from an incident on June 4 at the Sam’s Club store at 2301 Bellmead Dr. in which an employee was bitten during a struggle over stolen steaks.

She remained jailed Wednesday on that charge and four Waco police complaints including criminal trespass, possession of marijuana, and two counts of vehicle burglary, according to jail records.

According to the robbery complaint, the employee saw Brown stashing packages of steaks in her purse.

She tried to leave without paying, the arrest affidavit says, and when the employee tried to stop her from exiting the store, a struggle ensued, and Brown bit the employee on the hand, causing it to bleed.

She got away and left in a maroon Mitsubishi Montero Sport, the affidavit says.

"During my investigation I discovered that the defendant was stopped driving the same vehicle involved in the robbery by Waco Police Department in the early morning hours on 06-05-2019," the detective says in the affidavit.

"She was arrested during that stop."

On June 7, the detective went to the McLennan County Jail to speak with Brown where, according to the affidavit, she confessed to the crime.

"She stated that she took some steaks and got into an altercation with an employee while attempting to exit the store," the detective says in the affidavit.

The robbery complaint was added to Brown's list of charges Monday.

She remained jailed Wednesday in lieu of bonds totaling $13,000.