Curtis Wymes, 25, has been arrested by Dothan police and charged with stealing a motorized scooter filled with alcohol from a local Walmart shopping center. Records show that police charged Wymes with stealing two 18-packs of Corona beer, three 12-packs of “Strawberita” beer, and a motorized shopping cart that is typically used by handicapped customers. The determined value of the property stolen was a combined $5,069.85. Wymes is currently being held at the Houston County Jail on $5,000 bail.
Officers arrived to the scene in response to a theft in progress complaint at the Northside Walmart Supercenter where they learned that a man had left the store on an electronic scooter without paying for a large amount of alcoholic beverages. Officers found a suspect matching the description in the 3000 block of Flynn Road where they took Wymes into custody and charged him with felony first-degree theft of property.
In the state of Alabama, first-degree theft of property is a Class B felony that is punishable by no more than 20 years in prison, and no less than two years. Theft of property is classified in the first-degree if the property value stolen exceeds $2,500.
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