Kentucky Man Charged with Alleged Theft

On August 3rd, Officer Tony Jones, with the Oneida Police Department, was dispatched to Walmart in Oneida for a report on a shoplifter.  Upon arrival, Officer Jones spoke with Loss Prevention who had the alleged shoplifter, identified as Kenneth Ross, in their office.  Ross admitted to taking two flashlights, a zipper, and a receipt book valuing at $77.23.  Loss Prevention reported they had been watching Ross for months trying to catch him and a woman with him.  Officer Jones checked warrants in Kentucky on Ross and had a hit with felony warrants for violation of parole.  Upon taking Ross out of the store to take to jail, Officer Jones was approached by Ross’ girlfriend, identified as Heather Larson.  Ross told her to just go talk to Loss Prevention because “they knew about everything.”  Upon taking Larson to Loss Prevention, she signed a statement and admitted to Officer Jones to taking multiple items from the store on multiple occasions, the last occasion being taking two battery chargers for a vehicle battery totaling $38.10.  Larson was cited in general sessions court for Theft Under $1000.  Ross was charged with Theft Under $1000 and being a Fugitive From Justice.