Sedalia man accused of returning stolen items to Marshall retailer

Thursday, February 1, 2018

A 42-year-old Sedalia man is facing four felony charges of burglary in the first degree after the Marshall Police Department was informed of possible stealing from Walmart.

According to several probable cause statements on the case, the store’s asset protection associate was notified by Customer Service that Gary Price Evans, of Sedalia, conducted a “no receipt refund” on packs of ink pens, and a woman he has been in the store with conducted the same type of return the day before.

The asset protection associate informed the officer of record that Evans had been trespassed from the store in 2008. He reportedly provided video footage to the officer, which allegedly revealed incidents on three consecutive days in October 2017.

On Oct. 1, 2017, Evans entered the store with juvenile and selected pens from the stationary department before leaving the store without paying, according to the statements. The two returned several minutes later and returned the pens without a receipt, using some of the returned funds to purchase a 12-pack of soda.

Evans is allegedly seen on video taking packages of pens the next two days without paying for them, and then either personally returning them or a female subject returning a similar package of pens. Video surveillance also reportedly revealed Evans taking a pair of shoes without paying and also purchasing several items with the refunded pen money, in addition to another woman he once entered the store with collecting a prescription without paying.

According to unofficial online court documents, Evans is facing four class B felony charges of burglary in the first degree and four class A misdemeanors for stealing. The case is continued until Wednesday, Feb. 7.

Editor’s note: Charges contained in reports provided by law enforcement officials are not evidence of guilt. Evidence supporting charges must be presented before a jury, whose duty is to determine if the accused is guilty or not guilty of the charges.