By DON FLETCHER
News Staff Writer
A Huntsville woman remained behind bars early Tuesday (August 24) after her Monday afternoon arrest for the armed robbery of Atmore’s Walmart.
Police Chief Chuck Brooks reported Monday evening that Therease Antoinette Fletcher, 30, was in custody and is charged with first-degree robbery in the incident, which took place around 3 p.m.
Reports show that police were dispatched to the local retailer around on North Main Street at 3:15 p.m. in response to a reported armed robbery.
Walmart officials told police a female walked up to the service desk, told the cashier she had a weapon and demanded cash. The suspect then fled the store with an undisclosed amount of cash.
She ran into a wooded area behind Oak Hill Cemetery, which is adjacent to Walmart, where officers were able to find her and take her into custody.
Unconfirmed reports are that the purloined cash was scattered throughout the woods as Fletcher tried to elude capture. Police reportedly were able to find it all.
Brooks said Tuesday morning that no weapon was discovered in the search for the suspect.
Escambia County Detention Center records show that Fletcher is being held without bond, pending a hearing before a judge.