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Police say man stole large quantities of antacids

Staff Report • Jul 19, 2013 at 3:49 PM

Johnson City police arrested a man on Friday after he allegedly stole large quantities of antacids.

Dale Lee Nelson, 43, 350 Morgan Branch Lane, Chuckey, was charged with two felony counts of shoplifting, according to police.

Nelson was arrested in Unicoi County for the same offense several days after two Johnson City reports were filed about large amounts of antacids being stolen from Walgreens, 5104 Bobby Hicks Highway, and Kroger, 1805 W. State of Franklin Road. Police developed him as a suspect based on his arrest in Unicoi County, according to police.

Nelson was released from Unicoi County and transported to the Washington County Detention Center, where he was being held in lieu of $6,000 bond.

Nelson is set to appear in Sessions Court for arraignment Monday.

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