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Shoplifting suspects traced through automobile

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

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On Thursday, Brazil City Patrolman Chris Blila found the vehicle believed to be used by two shoplifters in the parking lot of Forest Park Plaza.

Suspects Eric Wilkinson, 31, and Angela Kidd, 35, both of Terre Haute, were found near a fast food restaurant.

During questioning, Wilkinson confessed to shoplifting from two local stores. He told the officers that he had stolen items at Wal-Mart while with Kidd, and he had taken items from the Kroger store because he needed food.

The items in his possession were photographed for evidence, and returned to the stores.

Wilkinson was arrested on a preliminary charge of theft/possession of stolen merchandise.

While questioning Kidd, officers located an outstanding warrant for her arrest. Officials from Vigo County issued the warrant because she failed to appear in court on a Class D Felony charge of attempting to obtain prescription drugs by fraud.

Kidd was arrested on preliminary charges of possession of stolen merchandise and assisting a criminal.

Both were taken to the Clay County Justice Center for booking, where officers discovered illegal prescription drugs in Kidd's possession while taking an inventory of her purse. A third preliminary charge of possession of a controlled substance was added to Kidd's charging information.

Members of the Clay County Sheriff's Department assisted in these arrests.

On Monday, Kidd pled not guilty in Clay Circuit Court for the charge of possession of a controlled substance, a Class D Felony. A pre-trial conference is set for Sept. 26, with a jury trial set for Nov. 27.

On Tuesday, Wilkinson pled not guilty in Clay Circuit Court for the charge of theft, a Class D Felony. A pre-trial conference is set for Oct. 24, with a jury trial set for Dec. 4.

Wilkinson's and Kidd's bonds were set at $7,000 with 10 percent cash.



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