A Sparta man faces theft charges after he tried to wear stolen boots into Warren County Jail.
The suspect, Rodney Henry, 27, will face hearing on the misdemeanor theft charge before General Sessions Judge Bill Locke on March 13.
His charges come after police were called to Walmart to investigate a report of shoplifters in the store. Henry was among those identified as one of the shoplifters and admitted to police he had stolen the jacket he was wearing even as they were speaking to them.
At that point, another man in the group, Cody Wayne Henry, 22, also of Sparta, made a run for it and was chased out the door by police. He was caught a short distance later. A search of his person revealed numerous stolen items including batteries, a tool set, a pair of boots, knives, a wallet and some oil. The total amount of Cody Henry’s theft was $124.
The incident brought an additional charge of evading arrest against Cody Henry. He has also been cited for failure to appear because he did not appear for his recent arraignment on the charges. A warrant for his arrest has been issued by the court.
The men were taken to jail for booking after the incident. It was there the last twist was discovered.
“Upon arrival to the jail, the suspect was questioned about the boots he was wearing and he admitted to stealing the boots as well,” said McMinnville police officer Paul Springer in his theft warrant against Rodney Henry.
He is accused of stealing about $89 in items from Walmart counting the jacket and boots.