A woman was arrested Thursday after she allegedly shoplifted at a Leavenworth store and shoved an employee to the ground as she fled, a police spokesman said.
Authorities learned the woman also was wanted for allegedly deserting the military, according to Maj. Dan Nicodemus, deputy chief of the Leavenworth Police Department.
Police were called about the alleged shoplifting at Wal-Mart, 5000 10th Ave., at 2:49 p.m. Thursday. The suspect had left the store before officers arrived.
Police received a description of the vehicle the suspect was said to have been traveling in. Two detectives who had been working on unrelated matters spotted a vehicle matching the description, Nicodemus said.
The car apparently had just been parked in the 900 block of Brookside Street.
The 22-year-old suspect was arrested for the alleged shoplifting as well as a warrant for desertion and a misdemeanor warrant through Leavenworth Municipal Court.
A 22-year-old Leavenworth man, who had been driving the car, also was arrested for a Municipal Court warrant.
Nicodemus said food items that reportedly had been stolen from the Wal-Mart store were recovered.