SEARCY, Ark. (KTHV) - Two men out of Searcy have been arrested after being caught leaving Walmart with an unpaid-for bucket of fried chicken and other items.
Steven Hernandez with the Searcy Police Department said Jerry Hemmert, 24, and Curtis Malone, 26, both of Searcy, were arrested Aug. 7 around noon after they were seen leaving the store with a bucket of fried chicken, one electric razor, and four 2-way radios-all of which were unpaid for.
Hernandez said Hemmert was caught near the northbound entrance to Highway 67/167 off of Race Street, and Malone was found hiding under trash bags in a dumpster behind the Dollar Tree.
Both were taken to White County Detention Center, charged with Fleeing, and were issued a $475 bond. Hemmert also had a previous Failure to Appear warrant.
There are also pending Theft of Property charges on both suspects.