A man was arrested Thursday after police say he stole a bottle of liquor from a local liquor store. The arrest would make the man’s sixth offense, if convicted.
According to a report from the Greenwood County Sheriff’s Office, police were contacted just after 10 a.m. on Aug. 16 by an employee of the ABC Package Store located at 1137 Reynolds Ave. in Greenwood. The employee told police that a man, alter identified as Manvel Lee Brown, 41, of 213 Jacob St. in Greenwood, had taken a bottle of liquor from the store.
According to the report, the employed told police that she observed Brown attempting to leave the store with a large bulge under his jacket and recognized from an incident a week earlier during which she said Brown stole a bottle of liquor from the store. The employee told police that she told Brown to give her the liquor. The employee told police that Brown pulled out a bottle of Crown Royal Reserve valued at $84.99 and attempted to leave again. The employee told police that she could see Brown concealing another bottle of liquor and told Brown to give it to her, at which time Brown ran from the store. An inventory later determined that a bottle of Crown Royal Black valued at $58.99 was missing.
According to the report, police recognized Brown from the first shoplifting incident at the liquor store. The employee later picked Brown out of a photo lineup provided by police. A criminal history revealed the incident to be Brown’s sixth shoplifting offense.
Brown was arrested Thursday at his home and charged with shoplifting, third and subsequent offense.