A Tennessee appellate court deemed a policy of prosecuting repeat Walmart shoplifters as felony burglars unconstitutional but that isn’t stopping Wilson County from continuing to apply the felony charges for petty thefts while the argument progresses to the State Supreme Court. Lebanon police just charged Shelly Beene with felony burglary for stealing $27 worth of merchandise from Walmart – which could now cost her 2-4 years in state prison.
41-year-old Candice Beavers remains jailed in lieu of a $4,500 bond after Mt. Juliet Police say she attempted to flee Belk with unpaid merchandise and pepper-sprayed a loss prevention employee in the process.
31-year-old Kendell Burton was arrested walking out the door of a Mt. Juliet Kroger Monday, after police say she was observed using the self-checkout to bag and steal items she didn’t pay for.
Two ‘boosters’ (shoplifters) arrested at Academy Sports & Outdoors after pushing out cart and bag full of unpaid merchandise. Christina Croslin, and Jasmine Wilson, charged with theft of merchandise over $1,000.