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Knife-Wielding Shoplifting Suspect Arrested at Lakeland Hotel


Last updated 10/10/2019 at 1:08pm

Suspect Doranda Jo Ussery

Lake Wales Police arrested a 24-year-old Avon Park woman Oct. 10 in connection with a Walmart shoplifting incident 11 days earlier that turned violent with her wielding pepper spray and a knife.

Doranda Jo Ussery was arrested at the Imperial Swan Hotel on South Florida Avenue in Lakeland after the Highlands County Sheriff's Department received information on her location. Highlands Detective Charlie Peck notified Lake Wales police, who worked with the Lakeland Police Department to secure Ussery's arrest.

Police said Ussery barricaded herself in a hotel room after seeing law enforcement, bu...

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