Woman identified, arrested by Joplin Police and charged Felony Stealing, three counts; See security video how she was identified

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Community Action Group: Joplin Area Stolen Items, using social media to assist police in recovering stolen items.

VIDEO FROM SECURITY CAMERAS SAT DEC. 11 AT A JOPLIN/NEWTON COUNTY, MO RETAIL STORE. POLICE REPORT WITH JOPLIN POLICE. SUSPECT ARRESTED DEC. 14.

CHERIE HERRON, RURAL NEOSHO, MO. FACES THREE COUNTS OF FELONY STEALING AFTER THE DEC. 11 INCIDENT WAS CAUGHT ON CAMERA.

JOPLIN, Mo. — The Community Action Group: Joplin Area Stolen Items shared security footage of a suspect taking a purse/wristlet at a local retail store Dec. 11 after a shopper had accidentally sat it down and walked away. Tipsters identified her to local authorities and she was arrested Tuesday.

Capt. William Davis of the Joplin Police Department tells us the suspect, now identified as Cherie Herron, rural Neosho, was arrested by JPD detectives and the Newton County Prosecutor’s office of William Lynch filed three counts of Felony Stealing.

SCREENSHOT OF CHARGES FILED BY NEWTON COUNTY PROSECUTOR WILLIAM LYNCH.

The store owner tells us the suspect was so brazen as the entire staff was searching for the misplaced purse/wristlet, and yet the suspect was still in the store. She says it was obvious to everyone what they were looking for. The victim’s SUV key FOB was in her purse and had to call someone to pick her up. As well as cash, cards and other irreplaceable personal items.

Thank you tipsters for your work.


JOPLIN, Mo. – The Joplin Area Stolen Items page exists to make the sale of stolen items as difficult as possible. And also to help in the recovery of stolen items by assisting authorities.

  • GUIDELINES FOR POSTING
  • EVERY POST MUST HAVE A PICTURE OR VIDEO
  • WHAT was stolen
  • WHERE it was stolen from
  • WHAT occurred when stolen
  • WHAT police dept have you reported
  • PHOTO If you don’t have a pic of what was stolen, google image search, something that looks similar, post that and say, it looks similar to … This group is a community action group created and sponsored by @JoplinNewsFirst

The posts need to be reported to a police agency before they are posted in the group. Do you have security footage? Please post footage/pics.

UPDATES: If something is recovered or there are updates on your items stolen please update our original post in a timely manner.


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