Woman flees Beaumont Waffle House without paying, is arrested with prescription drugs

Woman flees Beaumont Waffle House without paying, is arrested with prescription drugs

A woman arrested for leaving a Beaumont Waffle House without paying her bill was formally indicted July 12 by a Jefferson County Grand Jury for multiple felonies uncovered in her post-meal flight.

A Beaumont police officer was taking a lunch break at the Waffle House on Highway 105 at 4:24 a.m. on March 17 when he was approached by employees who told him that a customer left without paying.

The officer saw the suspect getting into a white Honda Civic with Texas plates. He approached the vehicle as the female driver was backing out and he told her to stop, according to the officer report connected to the woman's felony indictment.

The woman said she had already paid for her meal but refused to roll down her window and then sped off at “a high rate of speed,” according to the indictment.

The officers pursued her onto Highway 105 and apprehended the suspect a few blocks away.

When officers searched her purse, they found a small makeup bag containing 33 loose pills with no labeled bottle or valid prescription. The pills were later determined by poison control to be olanzapine, also known as Zyprexa and bupropion hydrochloride, also known as Wellbutrin XL.

Teresa Jade Davis, 30, was arrested and charged with evading officers and two counts of possession of a dangerous drug.

*An indictment is not evidence of guilt.  All defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

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