Four arrested in Walmart theft case |

Four arrested in Walmart theft case

Staff Reports

Four Dayton residents were arrested in a traffic stop on Highway 395 and Mission Street on Monday after deputies received a report of a theft from the Grant Walmart.

According to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, deputies spotted a tan Chevrolet Tahoe matching the description of a vehicle that left the Walmart.

When deputies went to arrest the driver of the vehicle he started to fight them.

During a search of the vehicle a stolen hooded jacket was located.

According to Walmart security, all four people had been in the Walmart since 1:30 a.m. Monday.

At around 6:42 a.m. the asset protection manager saw two of the subjects pushing shopping carts around the store.

He headed off one of the suspects, who abandoned a cart containing $900 in the store.

While she was telling security how unhappy they were at being followed, the other subject pushed a cart out the fire door.

After the traffic stop, deputies found $248.88 in merchandise in the Tahoe.

Deputies had to struggle with the Tahoe’s driver in order to get him into custody.

He kicked at the patrol car the entire ride to the jail and continued to struggle.

He was placed in the restraint chair and a spit hood was placed over his face.