Troopers: Knox County shoplifting suspect attacks officer while holding small child

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CORBIN, Ky. (WKYT) - A Knox County woman is behind bars after troopers say she attacked a loss prevention officer while shoplifting with a 3-year-old child.

Kentucky State Police say an off-duty Corbin police officer working in loss prevention at a Walmart in Corbin caught Trudy Angel, 49, of Barbourville shoplifting Tuesday evening.

When the officer confronted Angel, she tried to get away along with her child. The officer began struggling with her to prevent her from getting away, and Angel began pushing and hitting the officer.

The officer would eventually put Angel on the ground after someone else was able to get a hold of the child.

Angel is charged with endangering the welfare of a minor, shoplifting, resisting arrest and menacing. She was placed in the Laurel County Detention Center. Her bond was set at $2,500.

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