Woman arrested after alleged theft from restaurant

A woman accused of taking food from the kitchen of a Roswell Pizza Hut without paying for it and then leading a Roswell Police officer on a brief foot pursuit was arrested Friday.

Sofia Solis (Submitted Photo)

Sofia Solis, 27, of Roswell, is charged with one count each of falsely obtaining services or accommodations; resisting, evading or obstructing an officer; concealing identity and battery upon a peace officer, according to court documents filed Monday in Chaves County Magistrate Court.

Solis visited Pizza Hut in the 1600 block of South Main Street Friday night, where she ordered a pizza. When asked to pay for the purchase, she said she did not have any money, according to court documents.

After the manager told her to leave, Solis allegedly walked into the store’s kitchen, grabbed one order each of chicken wings, pasta and breadsticks before exiting the store without paying for them.

A Roswell police officer spotted Solis a short time later walking in the middle of the 100 block of East Hobbs Street, and purportedly carrying the stolen items, court documents state.

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When asked by the officer to halt and put down the food, she allegedly ignored the commands.

“While attempting to place Ms. Solis in handcuffs, she pulled away and began to run, at which point Affiant (an RPD officer) proceeded to chase her and assisted her to the ground,” the documents state.

Once in custody, court documents state she refused to disclose her real name and date of birth to the officers, instead erroneously identifying herself as “Popstar” or “Selena Quenteria.”

Her real name was discerned when another officer was able to identify information, which was confirmed through a booking photo.

Later, a separate charge of battery upon a peace officer was also filed against Solis after she reportedly lunged at and bit an officer on his right forearm.

Solis allegedly kicked and tried to bite officers numerous times, according to documents, as they attempted to transport her to the Chaves County Detention Center.

During a first appearance in Magistrate Court Monday afternoon, Solis pleaded not guilty to all four criminal counts, court documents state. Bail was set by Judge K.C. Rogers at $5,000 cash or surety for the battery charge and $1,000 on the case involving the three other criminal counts.

Breaking news reporter Alex Ross can be reached at 575-622-7710, ext, 301, or [email protected]

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