Wal-Mart Theft: Alton Residents Steal Vacuum, Headphones, Return to Store -- With Drugs
The following individuals were charged today in Madison County Circuit Court with felony charges of RETAIL THEFT OVER $300.00:
MATTHEW D. MCDONOUGH
WAYNE M. SPRINKLE
On Friday, January 18, 2013, at approximately 2:05 p.m., the Madison County Sheriff's Office responded to Wal-Mart, 6660 Godfrey Road, Godfrey, Illinois, in reference to a retail theft complaint. A Wal-Mart Loss Prevention Officer reported an unknown male suspect entered the business and removed $798.95 worth of merchandise from store shelves. The subject placed a vacuum cleaner and a pair of headphones in a shopping cart and pushed them out of the business without paying for the items.
On Sunday, January 20, 2013, at approximately 5:46 p.m., the Madison County Sheriff's Office responded to Wal-Mart, 6660 Godfrey Road, Godfrey, Illinois, in reference to the suspect returning to the store. Deputies met with a Wal-Mart Loss Prevention Officer who directed them to the suspect and a second unknown subject, who were exiting the business. Deputies made contact with the suspect and the subject with him. The suspect was identified as Matthew D. McDonough. McDonough was taken into custody in connection with the initial retail theft.
The subject with McDonough was identified by deputies as:
WAYNE M. SPRINKLE
A search of Sprinkle's vehicle resulted in the recovery of a pair of headphones. Deputies learned the headphones were one of two pair that the suspects stole from the Godfrey Wal-Mart at approximate 2:24 p.m. on January 20, 2013.
A search of Sprinkle resulted in the recovery of a prescription pill bottle and plastic bag which both contained the prescription medication suboxone. The investigation revealed that Sprinkle was unlawfully in possession of the suboxone.
Deputies took both men into custody and transported them to the Madison County Jail where they were held pending a formal review of facts by the Madison County State's Attorney's Office. Sprinkle was charged with an additional felony charge of UNLAWFUL POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE (SUBOXONE). McDonough was charged with a second felony charge of RETAIL THEFT OVER $300.00 as it relates to the initial theft.
The warrants and criminal informations were issued by the Honorable Judge Richard Tognarelli, who set bond at $40,000.00 on each defendant.
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