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UPDATE: Alleged shoplifter, getaway driver arrested.

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GREEN VALLEY (WVVA) - An alleged shoplifter and getaway driver have been arrested.

26-year-old Sabrina Long of Princeton has been charged with shoplifting and felony child neglect resulting in risk of injury.

The suspected driver, 28-year-old Tabitha England of Princeton is also charged with child neglect as well as reckless fleeing in a vehicle, felony assault and driving with a suspended license.

The pair are accused in an incident at Grant's Supermarket in Green Valley in which Long allegedly stole items from the store and fled in a car driven by England.

An off-duty officer working security confronted the suspects and was dragged approximately 10 feet while the car sped away.

The officer is OK.

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GREEN VALLEY (WVVA) - An off-duty police officer was dragged approximately 10 feet by a car after trying to stop an alleged shoplifter from fleeing the Grant's Supermarket in Green Valley.

Police say a dark-haired woman left the store with items she stole. She entered a yellow car where another female was waiting.

An off-duty police officer working as security approached the car when it took off, dragging the officer.

The car got away. The officer was not seriously injured.

If you recognize the shoplifter or the car call the Mercer County Sheriff's Department at 304-487-8364.

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