Police: Woman abandons child in effort to avoid arrest

Police: Woman abandons child in effort to avoid arrest

Credit: Lancaster Police Department

Melissa Sue Meyer

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by WCNC.com Staff

WCNC.com

Posted on May 2, 2013 at 1:40 PM

Updated Saturday, Nov 2 at 9:03 PM

LANCASTER, S.C. -- A Lancaster woman is accused of leaving her baby when police tried to take her in custody for shoplifting.

Lancaster police said Melissa Sue Meyer was wanted for allegedly stealing laptop computers from a Wal-Mart.

When police caught up with her, she abandoned her 1-year-old daughter and tried to run from the officers.

Meyer has been charged with child neglect and shoplifting. She is being held under a $15,000 bond.

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