More than $1,000 in merchandise was recovered Thursday night and two people were arrested after they allegedly tried to take the items from the Walmart Supercenter on South Olive Street.
Antonio Haywood, 30, and Ashley McLemore, 19, were held by store security officers until police arrived, Deputy Prosecutor Maxie Kizer said during a probable cause hearing Friday.
Detective James Huff reported that a store employee saw the two taking items out of packages and putting them in a large purse. The two were stopped after they passed the last cash register and tried to leave through the garden exit.
Kizer said police and store employees recovered eight cell phones, clothing, make-up and other items when they took Haywood and McLemore into custody.
Jefferson County District Judge Kim Bridgforth set a $10,000 bond for McLemore after ruling prosecutors had probable cause to charge her with theft of property.
A $25,000 cash-only bond was set for Haywood, who Kizer said is on probation after being convicted of theft by receiving, two counts of residential burglary and rape. Stemming from the most recent allegations, Bridgforth ruled prosecutors had probable cause to charge him with theft of property.
Haywood and McLemore both said they would hire their own attorneys and were told to come back to court April 19.