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Walmart Theft

Posted on 29th July 2013 at 15:54

James Douglas Owen, 32, of Toledo is in the Cowlitz County Jail, facing several charges after an alleged shoplifting incident that took place last night at the 7th Avenue Walmart store. Around 11 pm, store security called Longview Police, reporting that Owen and an accomplice had filled backpacks with items, and then they threw those backpacks over the garden area gate. The suspects then loaded those packs into a car and took off. Deputies stopped the suspects near the Carnival Market about 20 minutes later. They say that Owen was driving while suspended, and was also wanted on a Kelso driving while suspended warrant. Along with those charges, he also is being charged with second-degree burglary and third-degree theft, and is being held without bail at this time. Owen is also trespassed from all Walmart properties for an indefinite period of time. It’s also reported that Owen may have been involved in a previous and similar incident in Longview. The investigation into the connection is continuing, so additional charges are possible.