An investigation to a shoplifting complaint at the Hopkinsville Walmart Supercenter Monday afternoon led to the arrests of three people.
Walmart Loss Prevention had 34-year old Shawna Hutson of Hopkinsville in custody when officers arrived and claimed that she stole clothing with a value of about $50 from the store. She was arrested and charged with theft, public intoxication and she was served with warrants for not paying fines.
The man who allegedly drove her to the store, 36-year old Jeffery Walton of Hopkinsville, was found in the parking lot and an arrest citation says he admitted to knowing Hutson was shoplifting.
He gave consent to search his vehicle and police say they found a baggie of methamphetamine, additional plastic baggies and an unknown drug under the driver’s seat. He was arrested and charged with trafficking in methamphetamine, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Officers also found 23-year old Jimmy Elwood Wells, Jr. of Hopkinsville walking away from the store and talked to him regarding the shoplifting investigation. They ultimately arrested him for failing to notify the state of an address change when he admitted he wasn’t living at the address on his driver’s license.