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Monday, May, 18, 2020, Atoka Police Officer Jedediah Griffith, was advised of a man who had walked out of Walmart without paying.
Officer Griffith arrived at the store and spoke to the Asset Protection (AP) manager.
The AP manager told the officer that a white man had walked in to the store wearing a mauve shirt, light colored plaid shorts, and black shoes, but when he exited the store he was wearing a pair of Herman Survivors brown boots, valued at $64.89.
The black shoes had been located in the shoe section of the store. After showing the officer security camera footage of the man. Officer Griffith was able to identify him as Dannie Gene Kelsey, 27, of Atoka.
Due to previous encounters with Kelsey, the officer knew where to locate the man.
The AP manager requested Kelsey be trespassed from Walmart property.
Kelsey was located in the back yard of his residence. Officer Griffith asked him where the boots were, but Kelsey stated he had already sold them to someone else.
Kelsey was placed under arrest for petty larceny, and searched for weapons or illegal contraband. Located in his right back pocket was a baggie containing one gram of a crystal-like substance that field tested positive for methamphetamine. He was booked at the Atoka County Jail.
Kelsey is charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance (misdemeanor), unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia (misdemeanor), and petit larceny (misdemeanor).