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A Little Rock woman accused of running a car into a Little Rock police officer at the Promenade at Chenal mall also walked out of a business in the same center with nearly $300 worth of stolen clothing, police reports said.

Rhakelle Roche Brown, 23, had been banned from the Nike Store in the Promenade at Chenal mall in west Little Rock, officers said in an arrest report.

However, she walked into the store Aug. 16 and walked out with $278 worth of clothing concealed on her person, the report said.

In the same mall two weeks ago, Brown struck Little Rock officer Scott Dettmer while driving a stolen car after attempting to shoplift from another store, according to reports.

Just over a month before assaulting the officer, Brown was arrested after attacking a woman with a knife and pepper-spraying several people in a vehicle, reports say.

Brown now also charges of felony commercial burglary and theft of property. She previously was charged with first-degree felony battery, fleeing, failure to pay fines, contempt of court, theft of property and four counts of probation revocation from previous arrests, reports show.

Officers transported her to the Pulaski County jail, where she remained Wednesday evening in lieu of a $1 million bond.


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Metro on 09/06/2018

CORRECTION: Rhakelle Roche Brown was charged Wednesday with theft of $278 worth of clothing from the Nike Store in the Promenade at Chenal. The theft took place Aug. 16. Due to incomplete information on an arrest report, a previous version of this story included an incorrect date for the incident.

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