A Sweetwater woman was arrested late Sunday night after she allegedly pulled a knife on a Walmart loss prevention officer.

Sweetwater Police Officer Jarren Turpeinen said he went to the store on South Main Street a few minutes after 11 p.m. and talked to a loss prevention officer, who said he was following Jamee Denise Lemons through the store as he suspected she was shoplifting.

The employee told Turpeinen he eventually confronted Lemons and she pulled a silver knife on him, saying she would cut him.

Turpeinen said he then talked to Lemons who allegedly admitted she did threaten to cut him, but she never pulled a knife.

Turpeinen said he found a silver knife in Lemons’ car and video of the incident did reportedly show that Lemons appeared to pull a knife on the employee. She could also allegedly be seen on video tearing open a package containing a pair of bluetooth headphones.

After taking Lemons into custody, Turpeinen said he asked her if there was anything illegal in her car and she allegedly said there was a syringe. Turpeinen looked through the car and reportedly found the syringe and a small plastic baggie that contained a crystal substance that Lemons said was meth.

Lemons, 31, of 8th Street, Sweetwater, was charged with possession of meth, aggravated assault and shoplifting.

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