Walmart employees help woman escape alleged domestic violence

LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. — Employees at a Kentucky Walmart helped a woman escape a domestic violence situation, law enforcement officials said.

Police in Laurel County answered a report of a woman who was hiding in the store while her boyfriend looked for her, WAVE reported.

Police and sheriff’s deputies said the woman told employees that she had been held against her will in a tent by her boyfriend, Elmo Clinton Carroll.

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When she tried to leave, she said Carroll would hit her and she did have injuries on her jaw and nose, WAVE reported.

The man and woman had gone to the Walmart for food and while they were shopping, she was able to run, telling employees she needed help to hide from Carroll, which she did until law enforcement got to the store, according to WAVE.

Carroll was arrested and faces charges of assault, domestic violence and unlawful imprisonment.