TERRE HAUTE, Ind (WTWO/WAWV) — Update: Police have confirmed the arrest of a Terre Haute woman after THPD had asked for the public’s help in identifying her in security camera footage Tuesday.

Police thanked the public for numerous tips which helped in identifying and apprehending Dezera D. Black, 24, of Terre Haute.

Dezera D Black seen in 2019 mugshot (Image courtesy Vigo County Jail)

Black has been charged with:

  • Robbery while armed with a deadly weapon, level 3 felony
  • Intimidation (with a deadly weapon), level 5 felony
  • Conversion, level 6 felony

According to THPD, the investigation is ongoing and the level of involvement of the second suspect is still unknown.


Original: Officials with the Terre Haute Police Department are asking for the public’s help in identifying two women police say pulled a knife on a local retail employee.

In a post on Facebook, the department states that the women were observed shoplifting from the CVS location on Fort Harrison Road. They were reportedly being driven by an unseen white male driving a white Pontiac Grand Prix.

According to police, the two entered the store together and while attempting to steal several items were confronted by an employee. That is when Police say they brandished a knife before exiting the building and driving away.

*Original security camera images have been removed due to uncertain status of second pictured individual*

Police ask that anyone with information about the women call them at (812) 244-2667.