2 women wanted, charged in connection with incident at Paducah mall now in custody

Latasha Jean Taylor and Marissa L. Hicks were arrested in Hopkinsville, Ky. in connection with...
Latasha Jean Taylor and Marissa L. Hicks were arrested in Hopkinsville, Ky. in connection with an incident at Kentucky Oaks Mall in Paducah, Ky.(Paducah Police Department)
Published: Jul. 28, 2022 at 6:15 PM CDT|Updated: Jul. 29, 2022 at 3:15 PM CDT
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PADUCAH, Ky. (KFVS) - Two women are in custody in connection with an incident at the Kentucky Oaks Mall.

Police say less than 18 hours after they released the information to the public, two women wanted in connection with the incident were arrested.

Latasha Jean Taylor, 38, of Clarksville, Tenn., was charged in a warrant with second-degree robbery, felony receiving stolen property and second-degree disorderly conduct.

Marissa L. Hicks, 25, of Hopkinsville, Ky., was charged in a warrant with felony receiving stolen property.

Paducah police say Taylor and Hicks were arrested by Hopkinsville police around 10:50 a.m. on Friday, July 29 at an apartment complex.

They said someone called the Hopkinsville Police Department after seeing the two were wanted.

Taylor and Hicks were booked into the Christian County Jail.

According to Paducah police, they were called around 4:30 p.m. on Friday after a woman went into a store at the mall and handed a cashier a note that said the cashier needed to give her cash or a man who was “holding her hostage” would shoot someone.

Police say the woman left the store when officers were called.

Multiple officers searched the area, including businesses nearby and on the other side of Hinkleville Road, and were unable to find the woman or evidence to support her story.

Through their investigation, police identified the woman and a companion with whom they said she was staying with at a motel near the store.

The two women were identified as Taylor and Hicks.

According to police, Taylor was charged with second-degree robbery for the incident at the store; and she and Hicks were charged with possession of a vehicle stolen from Clarksville.

Police say Taylor was out on bond after being arrested in Tennessee. Hicks was charged in a warrant from Florida with probation violation.

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