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Trio accused of trying to steal nine televisions

Three people were arrested Sunday night after officers said they attempted to steal multiple televisions from a local business.

Donshay Keonie Beckwith, 31, 604 North Washington St., Tuscumbia; Tareka Santana Davis, 27, 1509 East 26th St., Sheffield; and Stefano Jamal Williams, 30, 2405 East 14th Ave., Sheffield, were all arrested for second-degree theft of property, Russellville Police Chief Chris Hargett said.

According to Hargett, patrol officers were dispatched to Wal-Mart in Russellville at 9 p.m. Sunday on a shoplifting call.

Hargett said when officers arrived on the scene, members of Wal-Mart’s loss prevention department were already engaged in a foot pursuit of four suspects.

Investigator Lt. Scotty Lowery said two of the suspects got into a vehicle and attempted to leave the parking lot but were stopped by patrol cars.

“The other two individuals kept running to the parking lot near El Patron where they were also apprehended by officers,” Lowery said.

Officers confirmed the four suspects were attempting to steal nine different LED TVs from the electronics department at Wal-Mart as well as other housewares items.

Lowery said officers found some of the TVs in the suspects’ vehicle and all merchandise was recovered.

Lowery said the value of the stolen items was over $1900.

Lowery said an additional arrest could be pending.