Suspect lodged for theft

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Chase Allen Brown, 23, of 605 N. Detroit St., Apt. 5, was arrested about 12:30 a.m. today and charged with theft after police determined he entered Wal-Mart, 2281 S. Main St., and deliberately swapped bar codes from certain items in an attempt to pay less than full price.

Police report the suspect purchased a car seat accessory valued at $29.96 and a chrome tailpipe tip valued at $12.96 for $2.96 and $4.63, respectively, by defacing packaging and switching out bar codes from two other items.

The suspect was lodged in Logan County Jail where he later posted bond. The suspect reportedly was out of jail on a bond for trafficking in drugs.