Shoplifting Investigation Reveals Slew of Other Charges

February 17, 2024 – Sulphur Springs Police were dispatched to a local retailer on Broadway Friday afternoon as a suspect was being questioned by asset protection officers at the store. The suspect, Mitchelle Remon Williamson, was being detained for theft of $169.75 worth of merchandise as he had passed the last point of sale without paying for that merchandise. Williamson, age 40, was subsequently searched by SSPD and a firearm was found on his person. The firearm was collected from the Quitman man as evidence of a Misdeamanor Charge of Unlawful Carry of a Firearm. Williamson was placed under arrest and transported to the Hopkins County Jail. During the book in process, a further intake search was made and a clear plastic baggie containing what was determined to be methamphetamine was found on his person, as well as 28 cards, debit cards, and ID cards that were not in the subject’s name. The subsequent search earned the shoplifter two additional charges of Possession of a Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1/1B >=1G<4G, and Fraudulent Use or Possession of Identifying Information, both of which are felonies. 

Author: Chad Young

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