Two arrested after botched Family Dollar shoplifting indicted

Olivia Ratliff and Javon Arnett. (Jail photos)
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WACO, Texas (KWTX) A man and a woman arrested after a botched shoplifting attempt on July 16 at a Waco Family Dollar store were indicted Wednesday.

Javon Lamont Dontreal Arnett, 22, was named in an indictment charging aggravated assault against a public servant and possession of marijuana of five pounds or less, but more than four ounces.

He remains in the McLennan County Jail in lieu of bonds totaling $187,000.

Olivia Nicole Ratliff, 20, was indicted for possession of marijuana.

Her name didn't appear on the McLennan Count Jail's online roster Wednesday.

Police say they recovered drugs, money and an AK 47 from the getaway car after responding to a report of a shoplifting in progress at around 2:10 p.m. on July 16 at the store at 1704 La Salle Ave.

When the first officer arrived, he observed the getaway car in the parking lot.

Meanwhile, witnesses say they saw the suspect stuffing items into his clothes inside the store.

When the suspect came out of the store, he got into the getaway car.

Another male suspect was behind the wheel and a female suspect was in the back seat.

Police say the getaway car was blocked in by the responding officer’s patrol car, but the suspects attempted to drive off and nearly pinned the officer.

After a struggle, the officer was able to arrest the driver, but the two other suspects took off.

Police say the driver actually pulled a handgun from his waistband and tossed it to the other suspects as they left the car.

The shoplifting suspect got away.

When officers searched the car, police found about two pounds of marijuana, a large amount of cash and an AK-47 with a drum magazine.

The responding officer suffered minor injuries.