Two arrested for theft from local Walmart

Both Dean Alan Sargent, 33, Detroit Lakes, and Melanie Marie Sargent, 40, Naytahwaush, were charged Oct. 28 in Morrison County District Court with one felony count of theft. Dean was also charged with one misdemeanor count of driving after revocation.

On Oct. 27, the Little Falls Police Department responded to a call from the Little Falls Walmart store about two suspects who had filled two shopping carts with goods then left the building, making no attempt to pay for the items.

When the officer stopped the suspects’ vehicle near Randall, he learned Dean’s driving privileges were revoked and Melanie had a warrant out for her arrest.

The value of the merchandise taken was more than $1,000.

If convicted, each Sargent faces a maximum penalty of five years in prison and/or a $10,000 fine.