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Police say woman stole, then assaulted store employee
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A woman who bolted from Stewart Pharmacy and assaulted an employee who pursued her into the parking lot has been bound to the grand jury on theft and drug charges.
The woman, Amanda Mae Riley, 32, was bound on charges of possession of drugs, initiating the process to manufacture meth, and theft.
Her charges come after she was seen placing items inside her jacket and purse as she was walking around the store. When asked about what she was doing, she claimed she had to go outside and get more money. At that point, she made a break for the door and was chased into the parking lot by an employee. It was there Riley reportedly struck the employee, knocking off and breaking her glasses.
Police said during her run from the store she threw down her handbag.
“Out fell a syringe, a bottle with white substance that appeared to be a cold pill being broken down with lithium strips floating inside,” said officer Kenneth Seagraves in his warrant against Riley, suggesting she was trying to manufacture meth.
The officer said Riley also appeared unsteady on her feet and appeared to be impaired. He also said she admitted to snorting prescription medication.