CRESTVIEW — A man arrested for attempting to steal SD memory cards from a store was found to have bullets, a stun gun, drug paraphernalia and meth in his possession after his arrest.
On Nov. 20, the manager of a local store observed the 52-year-old man remove a package of SD memory cards from a locked antitheft peg and then attempt to cut open the packaging with a knife. The manager stopped him and called law enforcement, at which point the man ran away from the store.
When officers spotted him a short while later and attempted to stop him, the man ran from officers chasing him in their patrol cars. He was eventually detained and placed under arrest, then admitted he had entered the store with the intent to steal the SD memory cards before an employee stopped him.
While searching the man, officers found a 45 caliber bullet, a blue stun gun, and a wooden box containing a used needle, two large syringes, a glass smoking pipe, two red strolls, a needle, a silver rod and a package with cotton balls. Additionally, officers found a digital scale box containing used syringes, a silver spoon, a digital scale, and a container with black residue and a green butane lighter.
Inside another container officers found a clear baggie containing a crystal-like substance that field tested positive for methamphetamine.
The man was arrested for retail theft, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.