Missoula, MT (KGVO-AM News) - On January 8th, 2024 at 5:25 PM, a Missoula Police Department officer responded to the Walmart on Mullan Rd. after receiving a report that a trespassed female entered the store and attempted to steal items. Walmart loss prevention officers took the female into custody. They stated her name was Willamena Billedeaux.

An MPD officer recognized the name from prior contacts. He also discovered Billedeaux had a local warrant and an out-of-county warrant. When the officer arrived, Billedeaux confirmed her identity but declined to provide a statement.  

The loss prevention officers explained that Billedeaux had been trespassed multiple times from both Walmart locations in Missoula. She was trespassed in 2018 and 2020. That day, one of the loss prevention officers observed Billedeaux stuffing unpaid merchandise into her backpack. She then passed all points of sale and attempted to leave the store.  

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Loss prevention apprehended Billedeaux and took possession of the stolen merchandise. According to court documents, Billedeaux became angry and began yelling at the officer that she deserved to be provided for since she had worked a job in the past. The officer told her that he was only involved because she was committing crimes in Walmart. Billedeaux replied, “I know”.  

The officer then transported Billedeaux to jail. He learned she has multiple prior convictions for theft, an open theft case, and two warrants for theft charges. Billedeaux is currently being charged with one count of felony burglary. On January 10, 2024, Billedeaux made her initial appearance in Missoula Justice Court and her bond was set at $3,000. 

The information in this article was obtained from sources that are publicly viewable. 

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