In unrelated incidents, police have arrested two Paragould residents on burglary charges.
In the first incident, they arrested Timothy Stanton Travis, 29, on a charge of one count of commercial burglary, a felony, plus misdemeanor charges. According to a probable cause affidavit sworn by Detective Cpl. Tron Beesley of the department’s Criminal Investigation Division (CID), the arrest took place Sept. 26 after officers responded to the Wal-mart Super Center regarding an alleged shoplifter. Making contact with the suspect (Travis), they learned he had previously been banned from all Wal-mart stores as of Aug. 2, 2017. When they interviewed him after advising him of his rights to remain silent and to have an attorney present during questioning, Travis reportedly gave incriminating statements. He was released from the Greene County Detention Center Oct. 10 on $7,500 bond.
In the second incident, they arrested Sarah Freeman, 35, likewise on a charge of one count of commercial burglary, plus misdemeanor charges. According to a probable cause affidavit sworn by Detective Lt. Rhonda Thomas of CID, the arrest occurred Oct. 5 when a Wal-mart Asset Protection Associate reportedly observed a woman (subsequently identified as Freeman) removing bar codes from selected items in the store. Freeman then allegedly put the bar codes on merchandise items she had selected and went through the self-checkout. According to the affidavit, Freeman had items including jeans, a sheet set, a comforter set and a mattress topper, with list prices totaling $310.26. The amount she paid, however, reportedly totaled $10.85.
Freeman had also reportedly signed a notification of Restriction from Wal-mart Property on Jan. 30, 2009. She was released from the Greene County Detention center on $50,000 bond.