Woman charged with armed robbery of Walmart

Published 10:27 am Monday, September 8, 2014

By NEAL WAGNER / Managing Editor

ALABASTER – A 38-year-old Wilsonville woman is facing multiple felony charges after she allegedly was involved in an armed robbery at the Alabaster Walmart store.



The Alabaster Police Department arrested Jennifer Carol Sumrall, who lists an address in the 25000 block of Alabama 25 in Wilsonville, on Sept. 2 and charged her with felony counts of first-degree robbery and second-degree theft of property.

The arrest came after Sumrall allegedly attempted to steal “multiple miscellaneous items” valued at about $836 from the store at about 11:15 a.m. on Sept. 2.

When an employee of the store confronted Sumrall, the suspect allegedly “threaten(ed) the imminent use of force against the person … to overcome his or her physical resistance or physical power of resistance” to escape the scene with the items.

During the incident, Sumrall was allegedly armed with a knife, which court documents described as a “deadly weapon or dangerous instrument.”

First-degree robbery is a Class A felony, and is punishable by up to life in prison upon conviction, according to Alabama law. Second-degree theft of property is a Class C felony, and is punishable by up to 10 years in prison upon conviction.

As of Sept. 8, Sumrall was being held in the Shelby County Jail on bonds totaling $40,000, and had remained there since her arrest.