Released By Osceola County Sheriff’s Office
On January 16, 2019 at 10:30 P.M., deputies from the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Wal-Mart located at 2855 N. Old Lake Wilson Blvd. in Kissimmee due to a report of a retail theft. Members of Wal-Mart’s Asset Protection Team told deputies they attempted to detain two female suspects who had walked out of the store with two unpaid televisions. Both suspects refused to stop when told to do so by Asset Protection. One of suspects immediately ran away after being confronted, the second suspect turned around and pepper sprayed the Asset Protection member before fleeing from the scene. Both suspects were able to leave the area before deputies could arrive. The victim was not injured during the incident. On January 18, 2019, detectives with the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office Tourism Policing Unit (TPU) and Robbery Unit obtained enough evidence to identify the suspect that used the pepper spray to facilitate her escape as well as the vehicle used in this crime. This suspect was identified as Tyeisha Angella Shaw DOB 6/23/87. Detectives conducted surveillance in Orlando and placed her under arrest. She was arrested on warrants for Theft and Possession of a Chemical Agent by a Convicted Felon. On January 18, 2018, Osceola County Detectives obtained a warrant for Shaw’s arrest for Possession of Chemical Agent by a Convicted Felon, Grand Theft, Battery and Resisting a Merchant. This investigation continues as the detective are looking for more victims and the second suspect.
Anyone with information regarding this incident or others like it are asked to contact the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office at 407-348-2222 or Crimeline at 1-800-423-TIPS, where information leading to an arrest may be eligible for a $1,000 reward.
Editors Note: The second suspect’s identity and whereabouts remained unknown at time of publishing.