A Hernandez woman wanted in last week's shoplifting incident at the Los Alamos Bealls Department Store that involved a hit-and-run with a pedestrian in the parking lot was arrested Monday by Rio Arriba County Sheriff's deputies.
Ashley Garcia, 23, was spotted earlier Monday by a sheriff’s office employee at the Richard Lucero Recreation Center in Española. Deputies responded and arrested Garcia. She was taken into custody without incident.
Garcia was transported to Los Alamos Detention Center. She remains in custody and will not be assigned a bond until next week, according to the Los Alamos County Magistrate Court.
“We initially didn’t find her, but after looking around the area they spotted her and arrested her without incident,” Rio Arriba County Sheriffs PIO Captain Randy Sanches said.
Garcia was wanted by Los Alamos Police after she and a still unidentified suspect allegedly shoplifted from Bealls Department Store Thursday. As they sped off in their car, they hit a 47-year-old Los Alamos man in the parking lot in a silver Volvo.
The man was transported to Los Alamos Medical Center with injuries.
Police are still looking for a second female suspect and the car, which has a smashed windshield from the incident.