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Convicted thief flees Walmart in getaway car

This news story was published on January 12, 2016.
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MASON CITY – A man previously banned from Walmart went back to the store, tried to steal merchandise and fled the store in a waiting getaway car before cops caught him.

Police tell NIT that on January 27, 2015, Cole Arthur Pearce was notified that he was banned from Walmart by employees following an un-described incident there. No criminal charges filed at that time.

Then, on January 9, 2016, Pearce was confronted by Walmart employees who attempted to detain him for shoplifting a tablet and gaming accessories. Pearce ran from the employees and jumped into a waiting vehicle that drove him away.

Not long after, police were able to locate and arrest Pearce at 305 5th Street NW on a valid arrest warrant for fourth-degree theft in connection to a different case. Pearce was also charged with third-degree theft and trespass from the incident at Walmart on January 9. Pearce is accused of stealing a tablet and gaming accessories valued at $201 from Walmart that day. Because he has prior theft convictions, the charge was enhanced to third-degree theft. He remains jailed as he awaits a court hearing later this week.

Pearce was convicted of theft back in 2010 after being accused of a felony. He pled guilty to a lesser charge. He also has numerous drug convictions.

Pearce, Cole Arthur

Pearce, Cole Arthur

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4 Responses to Convicted thief flees Walmart in getaway car

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 13, 2016 at 10:13 am

    Did you realize if you buy an item in a store that is originally $300 and it on sale for $150 you have to pay tax on the $300 – not so? Look at your sales receipt – 1.5 billion powerball – lose 33% if you take cash option BEFORE federal taxes – fed tax at least 50% on the 1.5 billion there goes 750 million ftom the 1 billion you just took so that leaves you 250 million -opps state tax 50 million – Hey you just won 200 million and the vacuum cleaner took the .1.3 billion _OR CLOSE?

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    Ventura Vince Reply Report comment

    January 13, 2016 at 3:52 am

    Needs to be legal to shoot them scum that takes stuff illegal. Save a whole bunch of money, we don’t need this scum, shoot him and his kind down like a rattlesnake, dead.

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    Chunk Monkey Reply Report comment

    January 12, 2016 at 7:03 pm

    This guy is a real rump wrangler.