The Stanly News and Press (Albemarle, NC)

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March 2, 2012

Locust Police arrests suspect in Wal-Mart theft

Friday, March 2, 2012 — A Norwood man was arrested recently for a theft from the Locust Wal-Mart Supercenter, according to Locust Police.

Police responded to a larceny in progress call at the Wal-Mart at approximately 4 p.m. Feb. 26. Upon arrival, officers were notified by Stanly County Communications that the suspected had left the store and was attempting to leave the parking lot. Wal-Mart loss prevention was also able to identify the suspect.

Police were able to apprehend the suspect, Joshua Jamar Crump of Norwood, after an eyewitness was able to identify him as having attempted to conceal an item while in the parking lot, according to Locust Police.

The officers were able to recover a stolen video game hardware, valued at approximately $50.

Crump was arrested, and upon performing a standard search, officers found he was also in possession of a small, undisclosed amount of marijuana.

Crump was taken to the Stanly County Jail, where he was served with an outstanding arrest warrant for a failure to appear charge. He was also formally charged with misdemeanor larceny and simple possession of marijuana. He was issued a $500 secured bond and is scheduled to appear in court on March 20.

“The Locust Police Department would like to offer our great appreciation to the citizen who aided in the investigation. Citizen witnesses are outstanding assets in the investigative process as they oftentimes will witness actions prior to our arrival that will assist in bringing the suspect to justice,” Locust Police Office Jeff Shew said.

“Please remember that any information a citizen can provide could prove valuable, but we also advise to never put yourself in harm’s way to assist law enforcement officers.”

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