A Hopkinsville woman was arrested around 1 p.m. Wednesday while at East Ninth Street for shoplifting, tampering with evidence and several warrants, according to a Hopkinsville Police Department report.
Police were notified that a woman had stolen cases of beer and steaks from Walmart twice that day and had gotten into a blue two-door sedan. Officers later found the vehicle and conducted a traffic stop, the report stated.
Courtney N. Lane, 22, was the backseat passenger in the vehicle and was asked to exit the vehicle, the report added. Lane allegedly began grabbing the crotch of her pants and when placed in cuffs and officers could reportedly see something was in her pants.
Lane allegedly admitted that the item in her pants was a pipe and was told to leave it there so that it could be removed by deputies once at the Christian County Jail.
However, when she arrived and was body scanned, the pipe was not found. Lane reportedly admitted to removing the pipe and stuffing it between the seats of the patrol car.
Lane was charged with two counts of shoplifting under $500, possession of drug paraphernalia and tampering with physical evidence. She was also served three warrants, all out of Christian County for contempt of court, second-degree escape and failure to appear.
In other reports
• Austin Marshall, 27, Hopkinsville, was arrested at 6:25 p.m. Wednesday while at Hammond Plaza for first-degree trafficking in methamphetamine, according to an HPD report.
This information was obtained through police, police reports or the Christian County Jail. Readers are reminded that a charge is only an accusation and everyone is entitled to the presumption of innocence until proven guilty in a court of law.