A persistent shoplifter won’t be shoplifting for the next year as he was given a year in jail for his latest theft which totaled over $1,000.
The shoplifter, Brandon Wayne Steele, 27, entered guilty pleas to charges of theft and violation of probation. He was given an 11-month, 29-day sentence by General Sessions Judge Bill Locke and warned not to go into Walmart again once he is released or else face trespassing charges.
Eyes were already on Steele when he walked into the local Walmart as loss prevention personnel immediately identified him as a thief who had stolen from the Walmart in Lebanon.
“I watched him pick up items from sporting goods and electronics,” said the loss prevention officer regarding her surveillance. “He placed a Gateway computer in his cart along with airsoft guns and other items.”
The officer said she watched him as he headed for the front door without paying for the items.
“We tried to stop him but he ran into the parking lot,” she said in her warrant against Steele.
The shoplifter was later captured. The amount of his theft came to $1,234.