Felisha Whitefield steals from Walmart, flees hospital after using fentanyl

Felisha Whitefield steals from Walmart, flees hospital after using fentanyl

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22-year-old Felisha Whitfield stole merchandise from the Nolensville Pike Walmart around 2:04 p.m. on June 6th. Officers were advised that she attempted to fight with security, so they detained her until they arrived. When they arrived, medics assessed Whitefield after stating she had used fentanyl and nearly passed out several times during their interaction. Then, officers asked Whitefield for her name, and she gave them her mother’s name, “Melissa Cole,” stating, “I have my kids outside in my car in the parking lot.” After officers could not find her kids, they asked her, “Where are your kids?” Whitefield replied, “With my mom,” and gave them the address of their Bell Road apartment. When officers visited the unit, they spoke with her mother, Cole, who stated, “She always gives my name when she gets in trouble.” Then, medics transported Whitefield to Southern Hills Hospital for medical clearance. Officers later discovered she had two outstanding warrants, one from Nashville and the other from Williamson County.

Then, on June 9th, when Whitefield was getting discharged, she tried to run away from the hospital until security stopped her at the door and escorted her to her bed. Afterward, she ran into the parking lot and hid inside a random unlocked vehicle. Officers then located and detained her, during which she began resisting arrest. Whitefield was taken into custody for vehicle burglary, resisting arrest, escape from a penal institution, identity theft, and theft.

Felisha Whitefiled (MNPD)
Felisha Whitefiled (MNPD)

Felisha E. Whitefield was booked into the Metro Nashville Jail on June 9th, charged with a probation violation, theft of merchandise, identity theft, burglary, resisting arrest, and felony escape. A judicial commissioner set her bond at $58,000.

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