Garden City Woman Arrested on Robbery Charges

Garden City Woman Arrested on Robbery Charges

ODESSA, TX (KWES) - A Garden City woman is behind bars following an incident on Friday afternoon.

Odessa Police tell NewsWest 9, they were called out to JC Penney in reference to a disturbance.

When officers arrived on the scene, employees at the store reported to police that they saw a female subject conceal items in her purse and leave the store without making any attempt to pay.

According to the report, the suspect, later identified as Deeann Cox, 52, shoved an employee in the chest and began to fight with them.

Officers later reviewed the surveillance video and found that Cox selected some cosmetic items and placed them into her purse.

Officials later learned from Music City Mall security that Cox had previously been criminally trespassed from the mall twice.

Cox has been charged with robbery and criminal trespass.