Harris County crime: Woman faces charges after shoplifting incident leads to altercation with K-9 officer

One woman is facing several charges following a shoplifting call on Monday, officials said. 

33-year-old Kourtney Russell is charged with theft and interference with a police service animal. 

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It all started when deputies were called out to the 2100 block of FM 1960 in reference to a shoplifter. 

When deputies arrived, they were told a female suspect, later identified as Russell, concealed merchandise valued at over $650 and passed all points of sale without purchasing the concealed merchandise before fleeing the scene. 

Officials said further investigation revealed Russell barricaded herself inside another business' restroom. 

She refused all verbal commands given to her and after several announcements, a K9 deputy entered the restroom, authorities said. 

Kourtney Russell

Kourtney Russell

She then physically assaulted the constable K-9, officials stated. 

After a brief struggle, a deputy used his department issued stun gun and was able to safely detain Russell. 

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Rusell was arrested and taken to the Harris County Jail. 

Her bond was set at $200.