ROCK HILL A Catawba man and his fiancée are accused of stealing nearly $400 worth of merchandise from the Rock Hill Target on Friday and stuffing the goods in a diaper bag and stroller while three children were with them.
Police at about 7:30 p.m. were sent to the Target near Manchester Village when a store loss prevention employee reported that James Heyward Reynolds, 33, and Mary Amanda Snipes, 25, both of Catawba, shoplifted from the store, according to a Rock Hill police report.
He told police Reynolds was pushing a cart with a diaper bag in it while walking through the store with three children and Snipes, who pushed a baby stroller.
The employee found various merchandise in the bag, including clothes, cologne and feminine hygiene products, the report states. Police arrested Reynolds and, while searching him, found an external hard drive in his pocket.
Reynolds told police he paid for the hard drive and brought it into the store, the report states. Police found a National Football League sweatshirt stuffed inside the stroller Snipes was pushing.
Store surveillance showed Reynolds putting all the items in the bag and stroller, while Snipes watched, the report states. Police also saw Reynolds take the hard drive and stuff it in his pockets. The merchandise total is worth $388.
Reynolds had no cash on him, and Snipes only had $23, the report states. Police arrested Snipes, charging her with her participating in the shoplifting. Snipes mother took custody of the three children. Both Reynolds and Snipes were released from jail Saturday on $2,000 bonds each.
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