NEWBERRY ‒ Shaniqua Sade Glasco, 31, was arrested on Monday afternoon, April 18, for allegedly shoplifting multiple items from the Dollar General store at 25150 W. Newberry Road, Newberry.

An Alachua County Sheriff’s Deputy responded to a call from store staff regarding a woman, who was reportedly known to the employee, who had left the store with stolen items in her purse. Employees said they reviewed video footage and saw Glasco putting items into her purse and then walking out of the store.

Deputies contacted Glasco at her Newberry residence, and post Miranda, she reportedly said she had been at the Dollar General but had not taken any items. When she was told that she was under arrest for theft, she reportedly asked if she could avoid going to jail if she returned the items. After she was informed that the store wanted to press charges and was asked where the items were located, she reportedly reverted back to her earlier statement in which she said she had not taken anything from the store.

Glasco has 11 prior convictions for theft beginning with a 2009 arrest for shoplifting, for which she was sentenced to a year of probation. She was arrested again for shoplifting five months later and served 120 days in jail. Since then, she has been arrested and re-arrested numerous times and has had her probation revoked. Her last jail release date from state prison was just before Christmas 2021.

She has been charged with petit theft with two-plus prior convictions, a third-degree felony, and released on her own recognizance.

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