Man arrested for theft, drugs


A Decatur County man caught trying to steal earbuds from a North Vernon store will wind up facing more than just a theft charge after his arrest Sunday morning, police report.

In addition to the Class A misdemeanor theft charge, Shawn T. Campos, 29, of Greensburg also faces Level 6 felony charges of possession of methamphetamine, possession of paraphernalia and possession of a syringe, according to a news release from the North Vernon Police Department.

Police said the incident that led to Campos’ arrest began at 1:09 a.m. Sunday when North Vernon Officer Lucas Newsom and Sgt. Andrew Richmond responded to a report of shoplifting at Walmart Supercenter, 2410 N. State Road 3.

When the two arrived, they found employees of Walmart confronting a man later identified as Campos.

Campos was detained by police, and police were told Campos had concealed a package of earbuds before attempting to leave the store without paying for them.

Earbuds are headphones, typically made of plastic, that fit inside the ear.

During that investigation and arrest, police said Newsom also discovered Campos was carrying methamphetamine and paraphernalia. He also had a small set of digital scales and a syringe, which were confiscated by police.

Campos was booked into the Jennings County Jail and is being held on a $6,255 bond pending his initial hearing. A Level 6 felony conviction is punishable by six months to two-and-a-half years in prison.

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