WalMart employee arrested for theft

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By Natasha LaFayette



An employee of Wal-Mart arrested for theft, netted additional charges when pills were found in his socks.

According to Jacksboro Officer James Skeans, he was dispatched to the large retail store in reference to a theft.

When Skeans spoke with the loss prevention agent, he learned Timothy James Rupp, 23, of Jacksboro, had taken almost $400 in merchandise from the store.

“Defendant was asked if he had any weapons or drugs on him and defendant stated that he did not,” said Skeans.

Rupp was arrested for the theft of merchandise amounting to $373.47. He was transported to the county jail. Upon booking Rupp, the jail staff searched him. Officers found one and a half found white pills in a plastic wrapper inside his sock.

After officers found the pills, Rupp was charged with introduction of contraband into a penal facility and possession of a legend drug as well as theft of property under $500.

Rupp is set to appear in court for the charges on Feb. 6.