On December 15-16, 2023, the Macon County Sheriff’s Office was at the Wal-Mart Supercenter located at 4625 East Maryland in Decatur participating in the annual Salvation Army Guns & Hoses Red Kettle event.
During this time Macon County Sheriff’s Office Deputies, Correctional Officers & Court Security Officers volunteered their time for holiday bell ringing outside the store’s entrance in support of the Salvation Army.
At approx. 6:50pm on December 15, Wal-Mart Loss Prevention attempted to detain a shoplifting suspect who ultimately refused to stop before fleeing. Two Deputies were present at the time bell ringing prior to giving chase & apprehending the shoplifting suspect with stolen property in the parking lot.
A 42-year-old female suspect was subsequently arrested by the two Deputies for Retail Theft Under $300.00. The suspect was later processed thru the Macon County Jail & released with a notice to appear in criminal court.
Please note that all suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.