31-year-old Casey Hogin was charged with criminal trespass and theft of merchandise after attempting to return nearly $400 worth of stolen merchandise at a Lebanon Walmart. Further investigation revealed Hogin to be barred from three separate Walmart stores over the span of a year.
On July 8th, law enforcement received a call regarding a reported theft at the Walmart located on 615 South Cumberland Street in Lebanon. Upon arrival, officers made contact with Megan Schreiber, who identified a man walking away from the business as the party in question. The man, who was later identified as Casey Hogin, was apprehended for further questioning. Video surveillance observed Hogin enter the retail store and select a backpack.
After obtaining the backpack, Hogin reportedly began to fill the bag with merchandise. Hogin proceeded to take the backpack filled with merchandise to the store’s customer service desk, demanding a cash refund for the unpaid items. Following the associate’s refusal to process the return, Hogin began to exit the store with the merchandise. The estimated value of the merchandise stolen was approximately $398.90. Further investigation revealed Hogin to be barred from Walmart stores on three separate occasions, twice from stores in Knoxville and once in Smithville.
Casey Hogin was arrested and charged with criminal trespass and theft of merchandise. His bond was set at $1,000.