A 48-year-old Winnsboro man ended up in the county jail Tuesday evening on a felony charge of theft at Walmart, according to arrest reports.
Sulphur Springs Police Officer Cameron Robinson responded at 5:40 p.m. March 31 to a theft report at Walmart. Store asset protection staff had James Edward Lancaster Jr. in the store office. The store employee alleged Lancaster took numerous items with a total value at more than $100 and passed all points of sale without paying from them, including less than $50 worth of consumable goods, a speaker and paint, according to police and offense reports.
A records check showed Lancaster has two previous convictions, Robinson noted in arrest reports. Consequently, resulting in him being arrested at 6:22 p.m. March 31 and taken to jail on the theft of property valued less than $2,500 charge being enhanced to a felony, according to arrest reports.
Lancaster spent Tuesday night in jail and was released Wednesday, April 1, on the theft charge, according to jail reports.
He has two prior arrests in Hopkins County, according to jail reports: on Nov. 18, 2010 on a tampering with or fabricating physical evidence charge; and on June 29, 2012 on a bench warrant indictment for violating probation on a tampering charge, according to jail reports.
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