Register Staff Report
Two Turpin Drive men were arrested on theft charges early Saturday morning after Walmart employees told Richmond police they had stolen three televisions
Officers were dispatched to Walmart about 3:37 a.m., in response to a report that two men had fled the store with three televisions and were traveling toward Boggs Lane in a green Jeep.
The vehicle was stopped and found to be occupied by Gary L. Chasteen, 58, and Anthony Smith, 23, according to the report. Also in the vehicle, police said they found three televisions, $684 total value.
Police said they also determined the two men had been at Walmart earlier and had shoplifted another television and a crock pot, $278 total value. Those items were recovered from the men’s residence, according to the report.
Chasteen and Smith were lodged in the Madison County Detention Center, both charged with theft by unlawful taking ($500 to $10,000) and receiving stolen property (under $500).
Two bench warrants from Clark District Court were served on Smith charging him with failure to appear.
Ohio man faces multiple drug charges
Roger W. Ferguson, 32, of Moraine, Ohio, is facing three drug offenses following his Wednesday arrest on a charge of driving under the influence.
At approximately 10:12 p.m., a patrol officer responding to a complaint of a reckless driver on the Robert R. Martin Bypass stopped the vehicle Ferguson was driving on Irvine Road, according to the police report.
Ferguson was determined to be under the influence of an intoxicant, the report stated, and he was arrested. A search of his vehicle produced a bag containing 19 capsules of heroin, five oxycodone pills and two syringes, the report added.
Ferguson was jailed and charged with first-degree controlled substance possession, first-degree controlled substance trafficking, drug paraphernalia possession and DUI.