Pair charged in Wal-Mart jewelry theft

Calvin Shifflett, photo courtesy Elizabeth City Police Department.
Calvin Shifflett, photo courtesy Elizabeth City Police Department.

ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. (WAVY) – Two people are facing charges after more than $2,000 in jewelry was taken from a Wal-Mart.

The larceny occurred around 2:20 a.m. at the Wal-Mart in Elizabeth City Feb. 7. The suspects broke into an unmanned jewelry cabinet and took 66 pieces of jewelry valued around $2,450, Capt. John Young with the Elizabeth City Police Department said.

An investigation into the crime involved surveillance footage and two suspects were identified. Warrants for felony larceny and felony possession of stolen goods were issued for Calvin Shifflett, Jr., 39, and Julie Anne Souers, 38, both of Bridgewater, Va.

About a week later, Young said officers were dispatched to the same Wal-Mart for a report of two people trying to return jewelry. That jewelry was determined to have been stolen from the Wal-Mart in Williamsburg.

Young said officers blocked all exits and tried to locate the vehicle belonging to Shifflett and Souers. The pair was reportedly located in another part of the store and taken into custody.

The two were also banned from all Wal-Mart stores in Virginia, Young said, and trespassing charges were placed as well. Both received $15,500 bonds.

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