Two Charlotte men were arrested around 11:00 p.m. on February 22, 2020, when they tried to leave the Walmart at 7131 NC 73 Hwy with flat-screen televisions and other items without paying.
Walmart security told officers that the two men had selected several TV’s and other items while walking around the store. A Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputy was then stationed outside the grocery entrance when one of the men walked past all points of sale inside the store and into the parking lot.
The man was detained in a patrol car while officers waited on the second suspect to come out. The second suspect came out of the store several minutes later and pushed the store cart away and put his hands in the air when he encountered the officer. The suspects were taken into the Walmart Asset Protection office where it was determined the value of the items that were attempted to be stolen was more than $1,220.
The items were returned to the store and Jesse Lashawn Walls, 35, whose address is listed as “Homeless”, Charlotte, NC and Antoine Lamont Isles, 49, of Smallwood Place, Charlotte, NC were charged with one count each of felony larceny, possession of stolen goods, and conspiracy. They were placed in the Harven A. Crouse Detention Center under a $10,000 secured bond each.
Lincoln County Patrol Deputy J. Crisco is the investigating officer.