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2 suspects arrested in pepper spraying of 80-year-old Walmart employee

George Michael Jude, 36, is accused of shoplifting at the Walmart in Mount Sterling and then pepper-spraying an employee who tried to stop him. Sandra Yeahquo, 36, is accused of giving him the pepper spray.
George Michael Jude, 36, is accused of shoplifting at the Walmart in Mount Sterling and then pepper-spraying an employee who tried to stop him. Sandra Yeahquo, 36, is accused of giving him the pepper spray. Tulsa County, Okla., jail

Two people wanted in the pepper-spraying of an 80-year-old woman at the Walmart in Mount Sterling were arrested Wednesday in Oklahoma.

George Michael Jude, 35, and Sandra Yeahquo, 36, were being held in the Tulsa County jail. They were wanted on first-degree robbery charges filed by Mount Sterling police.

On Sunday, Jude shoplifted several items from the store and pepper-sprayed the woman, an employee, when she tried to stop him, police said. Yeahquo is accused of providing the pepper spray.

The two suspects left the store in a maroon minivan with Oklahoma plates, police said.

In Oklahoma, Jude was charged with being a fugitive from justice. Yeahquo was charged with larceny and being a fugitive.

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