Accused Shoplifter Caught in Beaumont

A Lufkin woman who has been running from police for more than a year is now in custody. Authorities arrested Shameki White, also known as Shameki Maxie, in Beaumont after a robbery.

White is also wanted in Houston on theft charges and in Lufkin on several felony charges including child endangerment and abandoning a child.

Surveillance video showed White stealing items from a mall store in Lufkin. When security approached, White and another woman, Sheila Phillips, took off leaving White's five year old daughter in the store.

A similar incident happened a year earlier when White and Phillips were accused of shoplifting items and then taking off, leaving three children at the mall. Phillips was arrested for that incident, but Maxie went into hiding.

White will be returned to Lufkin to face charges.