A DeKalb County couple will serve 30 days in jail after they were caught stealing from Walmart.
The two, James A. Hesson and Sherry Malone, were ordered to serve 30 days of an 11-month, 29-day sentence, perform 25 hours public service work, and stay out of Walmart for shoplifting.
They were arrested after Walmart security saw them concealing items and leaving the store. Upon being stopped, the items were recovered including 17 different pieces of stolen merchandise on Hesson’s person. The total amount of the theft was $170.
In addition to the merchandise, lawmen found a sandwich bag concealed in Hesson’s waist band containing marijuana. They also found a syringe in his boot.
In other arraignment court action heard Tuesday morning by General Sessions Judge Bill Locke:
• Aubrey M. Turner was ordered to serve 30 days of an 11-month, 29-day sentence, pay $750 plus restitution and undergo a drug and alcohol assessment for evading arrest and possession of drugs.
• Michael Lance was bound to the grand jury on the charge of identity theft.
• Angela Emler was directed to serve 48 hours of an 11-29 sentence, make restitution, perform 25 hours public service work and stay out of Walmart for shoplifting.
• April Brakeall was issued an 11-29 probationary sentence and must perform 25 hours public service and stay out of Walmart for shoplifting.
• Raymond Butrum, Shawn Rogers and Ryan Gilliam must pay $50 plus costs and perform 16 hours public service work for possession of alcohol in a state park.
• Jeremy M. Muncey was fined $50 plus costs and must perform 16 hours public service work for consumption of alcohol under the age of 21.
• Calen Cole must serve the balance of sentence for violation of probation.
• Phillip Potter must serve 48 hours for violation of probation.