Walmart tussle brings charges


BATAVIA — A Batavia woman who was indicted in November for a series of crimes last year now faces new charges after a violent confrontation with police at Walmart.

Genesee County sheriff’s deputies were called to Walmart about 2:30 p.m. Saturday for a trespassing complaint.

When they arrived, they found Nateeka M. Gibson, 31, of Tracy Avenue at the store.

Gibson had been banned at Walmart for numerous shoplifting incidents. She allegedly fought with deputies when they tried to take her into custody.

She was charged with resisting arrest, obstruction of governmental administration and third-degree criminal trespass.

Gibson was indicted by a Genesee County grand jury in November on nine charges.

Gibson is accused of entering a house on Washington Avenue in February and forcibly stealing more than $1,000 in cash from a 64-year-old man who police said was an acquaintance.

The indictment also accuses Gibson of entering the same house on Oct. 3 and violating an order of protection and trying to tamper with a witness.

She also is accused of entering the house on Oct. 4.

Gibson is charged with two counts of second-degree burglary, third-degree robbery, two counts of second-degree criminal contempt of court, tampering with a witness, harassment and fourth-degree grand larceny.

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