Woman accused of theft

May 10, 1994

A 27-year-old Hyattsville woman, accused of shoplifting at an Owen Brown discount store Saturday afternoon, was restrained by a handful of security guards after she drew a knife, county police said..

Alisa Davis of the 6300 block of Landover Road was charged with assault with intent to murder, felony theft and assault and battery.

Police said Matthew Decre, a security guard at Upton's in the 6400 block of Dobbin Road, followed Ms. Davis outside after she allegedly put several articles of clothingin a bag and then left at 5:30 p.m. The stolen property was valued at $914, police said.

When Ms. Davis saw Mr. Decre following, she dropped the bag and pulled out a knife, slashing the guard's hand during a brief confrontation, police said. Other security guards arrived, detaining the woman until police arrived.

Mr. Decre, 25, was taken to Howard County General, treated for a cut to his hand and released. Ms. Davis was released on a $25,000 unsecured bond on Saturday night.

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