Two accused of shoplifting liquor from North Vernon Walmart


Two Scott County residents were arrested on theft charges Monday night after attempting to push a tote full of concealed distilled liquor valued at about $1,200 out of a store.

Zackie White, 37, and Kaitlyn Grider, 32, both of Scottsburg, were arrested during a traffic stop made by North Vernon police on West U.S. 50, according to a news release from Sgt. Andrew Richmond.

Richmond, the department’s spokesman, said the incident that led to the pair’s arrest started when officers responded to Walmart Supercenter, 2310 N. State Road 3, at 10:36 p.m. Monday.

The officers were told two people had pushed a tote full of items out of the store without scanning the items in the tote, Richmond said.

Officer Christopher Knight was able to find the suspect vehicle after it left the store and initiated the traffic stop. Sgt. Lucas Newsom also responded and assisted Knight with the traffic stop.

During a search of the vehicle, Knight and Newsom located the tote along with two vacuums and other small items that had not been paid for. The officers discovered that 35 bottles of various distilled liquor had been concealed in the tote, totaling approximately $1,200, Richmond said.

The total amount of recovered property was about $1,800.

White and Grider were arrested and transported to the Jennings County Jail in North Vernon, and the recovered property was returned to the store.

Grider, who also provided police with a false name at the time of her arrest, faces a Level 6 felony charge of identity deception, Richmond said.

White and Grider were being held on $1,055 bonds.

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