Michael B.L. Post, 23, and Travis J. Fairchild, 25, both of Newton, were charged with second-degree theft after authorities responded to a shoplifting complaint at 2:39 p.m. Wednesday at Walmart.
A loss control agent told police she saw the two males loading a large-screen television, a storage case, wet vac cleaner and three tablets into a cart and attempt to leave the store without paying for the items, which had a total value of $1,405.26. The agent tried to detain the subjects, but one ran. The subject was located in a barn north of Walmart and identified as Fairchild. He and Post both were charged in connection with the theft.
Fairchild also was charged with pubic intoxication after a Datamast test indicated at BAC of .092. Post was charged with operating while intoxicated after a Datamaster test indicated a BAC of .105.
Both men were transported to the Jasper County Jail.