Police arrest alleged Walmart shoplifter

From Local Sources


JASPER — The Jasper Police Department took a man into custody Sunday afternoon for allegedly shoplifting at Walmart Supercenter, 4040 N. Newton St.

Police received a report of a male shoplifter being detained by asset protection staff at 3:20 p.m.

Authorities allege Johnathan R. Rottet, 31, 11031 Third Ave., Jasper, had $60.93 worth of merchandise that he had not paid for before passing all points of sale.

Rottet was booked into the Dubois County Security Center at 5:55 p.m. on a preliminary Level 6 felony county of theft. Rottet posted bond Sunday evening.

The preliminary theft charge was elevated to a felony because of a prior conviction for the offense, according to police.

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