Two Sulphur Springs residents, each wanted on a misdemeanor charge, were accused of trying to leave Walmart Friday night with more than $100 worth of items they failed to pay for when ringing up items in the self-check area, according to arrest reports.
Sulphur Springs police were dispatched at 9:05 p.m. to Walmart, where a man and woman were reportedly detained by store personnel for theft. The officer was told the 29-year-old Sulphur Springs man and 37-year-old Sulphur Springs woman scanned and paid for some items they had selected in the store at the self checkout line, but had several more items that were not scanned and paid for in their possession when they passed all points of sale to leave the business, police wrote in arrest reports. The items not paid for were reportedly valued at more than $100, resulting in both being arrested on the misdemeanor charge, the officer alleged in arrest reports.
The woman was also found during a records check to be wanted on a warrant for parent contributing to truancy, while the man was found to wanted on a failure to maintain financial responsibility charge, according to arrest reports.
Both remained in the county jail Saturday. Bond on the theft charge was set at $1,000 each, according to jail reports.