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Police arrest accused meat, underwear thief

by Minden Press-Herald


A Minden man has been charged with his seventh offense of theft.

Tony Mack Moore, 47, of the 400 block of South Street, was arrested Saturday, Sept. 19 and charged with felony theft of goods (7th offense), possession of burglary tools and prohibited acts.

Minden police chief Steve Cropper says Officers First Class Chris Hammontree and Jesse Cutrer responded to a call regarding a shoplifter at Walmart.

“Officers were advised the subject had left the building and ran behind the shopping center,” he said.

“Employees described the subject as a six-foot tall black male, wearing a purple do-rag, purple shirt and khaki pants. Upon officers’ arrival, they were unable to locate the suspect inside or outside the building.”
According to the police report, the suspect later identified as Moore, tried to leave the store with a duffle bag full of meat and underwear. When employees questioned him, Cropper says he dropped the duffle bag and fled.

Moore was identified, matching the clothing description given, and when Officer Terry Stephens was pulling up to him, Cropper says he dropped a cigarette pack.

“After being advised of his rights, Moore admitted to being the subject that had stolen from Walmart,” he said.

Officers collected the cigarette pack thrown to the ground and located two suspected crack pipes inside, the chief said. During a search of Moore’s person, officers located a small pair of wire cutters and a box cutter. Also discovered were several Walmart shopping bags.

Cropper says officers later learned Moore had six previous theft of goods charges, making this offense a felony.

Moore was transported to the Minden Police Department and later transported to Bayou Dorcheat Correctional Center for booking.

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