Three co-defendants charged with stealing merchandise that totaled over $900 appeared in Hillsboro Municipal Court on Wednesday.
According to an affidavit filed with the court, the Hillsboro Police Department responded to a call of theft at Walmart around 12:30 p.m. Monday.
Upon arrival, the officer was told that four subjects were detained after allegedly “putting merchandise in bags and into a cart and then proceed(ing) toward the exit past all points of sale, making no attempt to pay for the merchandise,” as stated in the affidavit.
The affidavit identified the subjects as Cheyanna Davis, 18; Kaitlynd Lykins, 19; and Zachary Russell, 20, all of Hillsboro. A juvenile was also present. According to the affidavit, “Walmart does not prosecute juveniles under the age of 16.”
The affidavit added that the “total value of the merchandise (was) $951.76.” The officer reported that the “subjects … did not deny any allegations towards them.”
Davis, Lykins and Russell all appeared on charges of first-degree misdemeanor theft on Wednesday.
A $1,000 bond was set for Davis. She was ordered to have no contact with Walmart or her co-defendants. Davis must also observe a curfew. A pretrial is set for next month.
Sentencing was deferred for both Lykins and Russell until November, records showed.
Their bonds are set at their own recognizance (OR). Both are ordered to have no contact with Davis or with Walmart. They must each complete 80 hours of community service and a theft class.
If they are compliant, their charges will be reduced, according to the court.
Reach Sarah Allen at 937-393-3456, ext. 1680, or on Twitter @SarahAllenHTG.
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