Woman assaults police officer in Gulfport Wal-Mart

GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) – Police say a woman whom store officials said was shoplifting at the Super Wal-Mart in Gulfport ran back into the store to avoid arrest and punched, pushed and scratched a police officer.

Sgt. Damon McDaniel said in a news release the officer was assaulted Monday in a confrontation near the self-checkout area.

McDaniel said 19-year-old Lamyrica Holder, of Gulfport, faces a felony charge of simple assault on a law enforcement officer.

He says the officer received medical treatment for her minor injuries.

Holder is being held in the Harrison County jail on a $20,000 bond.

Online jail records do not list an attorney for her.

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