Theft suspect sought after biting store employee

Posted at 1:41 PM, Dec 31, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-31 13:41:06-05

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers is asking for the public’s help tracking down a theft suspect who bit a Target loss prevention officer to avoid arrest.

According to Crime Stoppers, it happened around 5pm on December 22nd at the Target store on Tamiami Traill at Daniels Parkway.

Two black females entered the store and began placing items in their carts, and were seen taking the clothes off the hangers, rolling them up, and placing them on the front of the carts.  The women then walked to the grocery area, where they shoved several items in their purses.  Minutes later the two left the store without paying for anything.

Two loss prevention officers quickly pursued the women.  One woman, later identified as Terriea Hutchins, kicked and punched the Target employee several times to avoid apprehension.  The other woman, later identified as 25-year-old Tierra Campbell, actually bit another loss prevention officer twice on his shoulder, leaving puncture wounds. 

Employees managed to detain Hutchins, who was later arrested for theft.  However Campbell managed to evade arrest.

Campbell, seen in the left side of the attached photo, is a multi-time offender, with previous arrests in Lee County for drugs, child neglect and fraud.  She currently faces two counts of theft and one count of battery.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Tierra Campbell is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS (8477).  All callers will remain anonymous and will be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000.  Tips may also be made online at or by texting a tip to CRIMES (274637) Keyword: REWARD.