Woman shoplifted from DeLand Walmart, hid with 2-year-old daughter, deputies say

Volusia County deputies arrest Shaylynn Suckel on several charges

Published On: Apr 03 2013 01:28:06 PM EDT
DeLAND, Fla. -

A 22-year-old woman accused of shoplifting from a Walmart in DeLand ran from an off-duty deputy while carrying her 2-year-old daughter and was later found hiding with the child, police said.

The Daytona Beach News-Journal reports that Shaylynn Suckel, of South Daytona, was found with the toddler under metal sheets outside a nearby business.  The girl had several minor cuts, police said.

Police said Suckel hid some baby merchandise in her purse and walked out of the store.  A Walmart employee tried to stop her and asked an off-duty deputy for help, leading to the chase, police said.

Suckel faces charges of an act that could result in the physical or mental injury of a child, obstructing an officer without violence and petty theft, a DeLand police arrest report shows.

The child was turned over to the Department of Children & Families, police said.

Suckel was released Wednesday from the Volusia County Branch Jail after posting bond.