Authorities are looking for one of three women accused of injuring a Mount Pleasant police officer following an alleged shoplifting spree last year at the Town Centre.
A circuit judge issued a bench warrant Friday for Kelvinisha Green, 21, of Miami.
Green was charged with assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature and several shoplifting charges in January 2013.
Green's former defense attorney, Charles David Barr, appeared Friday afternoon before Circuit Judge Roger Young and said he wanted to be relieved as Green's attorney and that Green had not responded to his attempts to contact her.
Ninth Circuit Assistant Solicitor Culver Kidd told Young his office sent Green a notice to appear in court for the hearing, but she did not show up.
Young said they needed to track her down.
Also charged in the case are Lachavia Brownlee, 24, and Shaneah Walker, 24, both of Miami.
Brownlee remains in custody at the Cannon Detention Center on $167,240 bail. Walker was released on $25,000 bail. Green was released on $106,390 bail.
Police said on Jan. 23, 2013, the three women drove to Charleston from Miami with the purpose of shoplifting as many items as they could.
The trio is accused of stealing items from the Citadel Mall in West Ashley, Northwoods Mall in North Charleston and Town Centre in Mount Pleasant.
A Mount Pleasant police officer, who regularly patrols the area, stopped the women, but they ran off and got into their vehicle, according to authorities.
The car dragged the officer about 30 feet along the pavement, a police affidavit stated.
The case remains pending and a trial date has not been scheduled.
Reach Natalie Caula Hauff at 937-5594 or Twitter.com/ncaula.
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