After managing to put the slip on authorities since January, LaFollette Police officers caught up with Madonna M. Brown.
Last Wednesday Det. Lt. Monty Miller, Det. Jeff Allen, Officers Susan Sowder, John Baker and Joe Brown received information of Brown’s, 28, of 865 South High Knob Road, whereabouts.
Miller spotted Brown in a vehicle with a group of people. Brown was located hiding inside the vehicle when officers conducted a traffic stop, LPD reports said.
Beginning in January Brown managed to rack up six outstanding warrants for a variety of charges including theft, forgery, driving on a revoked license and evading arrest.
On Jan. 20 Miller investigated an incident at Peoples Bank of the South in which Brown passed a $25 check without the permission of the account holder.
In February, Brown continued her crime spree with thefts at two local businesses.
Brown allegedly attempted to pay for seven packs of cigarettes at a local gas station with a check that did not belong to her. When the clerk advised Brown she could not accept the check Brown responded by tearing up four checks in front of her, according to the complaint. The incident continued when Brown requested to see a knife, valued at $500, out of the display case. At this time Brown allegedly put the knife in her purse and carried it out of the store.
On the same date Brown allegedly wrote a check at Food City from an account that did not belong to her in the amount of $36.51.
Brown also managed to dodge authorities on Feb. 24. When Baker attempted to stop her for driving on a revoked license she allegedly drove evasively causing Baker to lose sight of her.
Then on Feb. 26 Brown allegedly wrote another forged check at Hometown IGA for $83.88
As a result of her apprehension last Wednesday Brown will appear in court on March 27 to face 4 count of theft under $500, three counts of forgery, two counts of driving on a revoked license and two counts of felony evading arrest.