(Stillwater, Okla.) – A Perkins man accused of shoplifting $1,883.38 worth of electronic merchandise from a Stillwater Walmart has been ordered to stand trial on a felony grand larceny charge.
Steven Charles Geraldon, 26, remains free on a personal recognizance bond pending a March 27 court appearance.
If convicted, Geraldon could be given as much as a five-year prison term.
Geraldon was arrested by Stillwater Police Officer Christopher Hummel, who was sent to the Stillwater Walmart on Perkins Road at about 1:15 p.m. on Jan. 22, court records show.
A Walmart employee “stated that he had followed Steven around the store as Steven concealed various electronic merchandise in a large trash can. Steven attempted to leave the store and passed all points of sale without paying,” the officer alleged in his affidavit.
The employee said “he stopped Steven at the door and had him return to the asset protection office in the back of the store,” where the stolen merchandise valued at $1,883.38 was recovered, the affidavit alleged.
The employee had “placed Steven under citizen’s arrest before transferring his custody to the Stillwater Police Department,” the affidavit said.