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A 40-year-old House Springs man and a 36-year-old woman with no known address were arrested Nov. 4 after allegedly attempting to flee from officers. The incident happened in the parking lot at Walmart, 2201 Michigan Ave., Arnold Police reported.

The woman appears to be homeless, Lt. Clinton Wooldridge said.

Police were called to the store at about 1:45 p.m. Nov. 4 after an employee suspected the man and woman were trying to steal items. When officers arrived, the two didn’t have any merchandise from the store, police reported.

However, as the officers approached the two near a 2018 Toyota Camry, which they arrived at the store in, they both ran away. The man was stopped in the parking lot, and police located the woman near the Woodlands of Arnold, a senior living community on nearby Woodland Meadows Drive, the report said.

The man initially provided false information about his identity, but police discovered his identity and found that he was wanted on warrants from the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office for a felony weapons violation, from St. Louis County Police for a drug violation and from Desloge Police for misdemeanor stealing, the report said.

Officers allegedly found a 9mm handgun in the Camry, along with drug paraphernalia, according to the report.

The man and woman were arrested, taken to the Arnold Police Station, and the man was held for the Sheriff’s Office. The woman was released pending application for warrants, the report said.

Arnold Police will seek charges through the Jefferson County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office against the man for unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of drug paraphernalia, resisting arrest and making a false declaration to a police officer, and against the woman for possession of drug paraphernalia and resisting arrest, Wooldridge said.

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