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Johnson City police: Man tried to leave Walmart with shopping cart filled with $1,000 in merchandise

Staff Report • Jan 17, 2014 at 5:12 PM

Johnson City police arrested an Erwin man Thursday on a charge that he shoplifted more than $1,000 in merchandise from a Walmart.

Police said William D. Buchanan, 35, 314 Norton Hollow Road, Erwin, placed several items valued at $1,065.72 into a shopping cart and attempted to push it from the store.

He was jailed in the Washington County Detention Center on $10,000 bond and arraigned Friday in Sessions Court.