2013-11-04 / Local News


l A 43-year-old Shelby, N.C., man was charged in an arrest warrant with a third or subsequent offense of shoplifting after he allegedly walked out of Walmart on Oct. 30 without paying for nearly $1,000 in merchandise, according to Gaffney Police Department records.

In an incident report, police wrote they were dispatched to Walmart at approximately 5:25 p.m. regarding a report of shoplifting. Police were given a description of the subject and they found Robert Eugene Edgerton Jr., of Buffalo Street, Shelby, pushing a shopping cart full of items across the parking lot.

When confronted, Edgerton allegedly claimed to police that he planned on taking all the items back inside the store to pay for them once he found his girlfriend.

A total of $952 in merchandise was returned to the store.

Officer Michael Hadden alleged in an arrest warrant that Edgerton has at least two prior convictions for similar offenses. l A city woman reported the theft of her cell phone during an apparent pickpocketing incident while she was trick-ortreating with her young child on College Drive.

According to the Gaffney Police Department, the 23-year-old woman was walking with her young child in the area of College Drive and West Rutledge Street on Halloween and that a group of teens started following them and kept bumping into the woman.

When the woman left the area, she discovered that her Apple-brand iPhone 5 cell phone in a purple-colored case was missing from her jacket pocket.

The phone is valued at $600. l A 34-year-old city woman was charged with a drug offense after City of Gaffney Narcotics Division agents executed a search warrant on Barclay Avenue on Oct. 31, according to a Gaffney Police Department incident report.

In the report, narcotics agents wrote that they executed a search warrant at a home in the 400 block at approximately 8:45 a.m. and located eight plastic baggies containing a green-colored, plantlike substance weighing approximately

130 grams. Police also seized $921 in cash, according to the report.

Cameo Michelle Mc- Cord was charged in an arrest warrant with possession with intent to distribute marijuana, according to the court document.

l A handheld video

game was reported stolen following a vehicle burglary on East Robinson Street. According to the Gaffney Police Department, an unknown man entered a car parked in the 100 block at approximately 9:20 a.m. Oct. 31 and took a green-colored Nintendo 3DS and an Indiana Jones video game valued at $320.

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