Best Buy thief dodges prison

Willisha Brown-Joiner, 21

A Springfield woman connected with a group shoplifting incident at Quincy's Best Buy Store dodged a prison sentence Thursday.

Willisha Brown-Joiner, 21, pleaded guilty to retail theft and was sentenced to 24 months TASC Probation.

Brown-Joiner was was one of four women and one man arrested last April after witnesses say they spotted several shoplifters stealing electronics.

Illinois State Police officials tracked the suspect vehicle and stopped it on I-72 near Pittsfield.

There police say they found a number of electronic items, which were recovered from the suspect vehicle.

Two of the arrested suspects were sentenced to prison earlier this year for their roles in the incident.