Suspect accused of stealing broken DVD player from Walmart in Marion


Police say a woman who stole a broken DVD player from Walmart and later returned for more loot was also in possession of drugs

On Thursday, Sgt. Rick Gutierrez and Sgt. Kelly Mann of the Marion Police Department responded to Walmart for a report of a shoplifter.

Loss prevention from Walmart informed officers that a white female came into the store in June and stole a DVD player from the customer service desk that had been returned to the store because it was broken.

She was back in the store on Thursday and was shoplifting from the cosmetics department, at which time she was identified by loss prevention as the shoplifter from the June incident, according to the news release.

The suspect was identified as Elizabeth Boyd Brinkley, 43, from Green Acres Drive, Marion.

While Gutierrez and Mann were speaking with Brinkley and attempting to retrieve the items that she had just stolen, they discovered a small amount of crystal meth that Brinkley was carrying in her pocketbook, according to the news release.

Brinkley was charged with two counts of misdemeanor larceny, possession of schedule II controlled substance and one count of resist, obstruct and delay. Brinkley was booked into the McDowell County Jail under $11,000 secured bond.