Man consumes $4.68 worth of junk food, nets felony shoplifting charge


BUCKHANNON —  A Buckhannon man picked up his third shoplifting arrest when he allegedly consumed a Snickers ice cream bar and Monster drink without paying for them at Sheetz recently.
Tylor James Arbogast, 27, was arrested for the shoplifting third offense, a felony,  Friday after Cpl. Marshall O’Connor with the Buckhannon Police Department was called to Sheetz for the removal of an unwanted person on the premises. A Sheetz associate stated that Arbogast had been attempting to use his license at the ATM to get money back. Arbogast then selected a Monster Energy drink and Snickers ice cream bar and began to consume both while in the back of the store.
O’Connor stated in the criminal complaint in the Upshur County Magistrate Clerk’s office that it was known Arbogast did not have a valid bank card, cash or any other means of paying for the items due to three prior calls at businesses where Arbogast attempted to use his license to pay for items.
A post search arrest revealed that Arbogast did not have any means on him to pay for the items which totaled $4.68.
Arbogast has two prior shoplifting convictions in Upshur County Magistrate Court – a no contest plea on May 11, 2012 and a guilty plea on May 28, 2013.
Magistrate Mike Coffman set bond at $10,000.
If convicted, Arbogast faces $500 to $5,000 in fines and imprisoned in the penitentiary not less than one year nor more than 10 years. At least one year shall be spent in confinement and is not subject to probation.

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