A Sarcoxie man has been arrested in connection to a felony theft case in Nevada. Nevada Police Department Officials say, they have concluded the investigation of a felony theft case from a local business located in the 2200 block of East Lincoln Ave in Nevada. Officials say, on Wednesday, officers were dispatched to a report of suspicious activity that was occurring on the business' property.
Officers were advised that multiple subjects were filling up carts full of merchandise inside the store, then went back to their vehicle, moving it to the side of the building. Reports indicate officers were unable to locate the suspect vehicle on the property. Shortly thereafter, a Vernon County Sheriff's deputy located the suspect vehicle, sitting stationary down the road from the location in total darkness.
The vehicle and driver were detained until Nevada PD could make contact, at which time it was determined the driver was an unlicensed juvenile.
Officials say, officers discovered that the juvenile was waiting for two other suspects still inside the business. Officers were able to locate the two subjects inside the store, where the suspects had removed approximately $5,000.00 worth of merchandise, attempting to depart the store with multiple shopping carts of unpaid merchandise. Two suspects were identified as juveniles, with the Vernon County Juvenile Office contacted in reference to the investigation. The third suspect was identified as 27 year old Cody Walker, of Sarcoxie.
Walker is charged with felony stealing and 2 counts of endangering the welfare of a child. He is being held in the Vernon County Jail. Bond has been set at $3,500.00 cash or surety.