Cape Coral man charged with grand theft in Home Depot wire rip off www.privateofficer.com
CAPE CORAL, FL Dec 30 2011 - A Cape Coral man was arrested and charged with grand theft for allegedly stealing $1600 worth of wiring from the Home Depot on Skyline Boulevard, according to Lee County Sheriff’s Office reports.
According to a witness, John Marks Jones was acting suspiciously in the store and had a cart full of wire on spools.
The witness told deputies Jones walked past the register, turned around to go back into the store and then walked out again.
Two store associates confronted Jones and asked for a receipt, reports said.
According to witnesses, Jones pushed the associates. They grabbed the cart and Jones let go of the cart and fled the store, according to reports.
A deputy on motorcycle patrol in Cape Coral was in the area and one of the employees approached him and pointed out the suspect, who was across the street, reports said.
The deputy located Jones and put handcuffs on his left hand, but Jones then swung his right arm and struck the deputy in the mouth and head. Jones then ran from the deputy, reports said.
The deputy located Jones again and arrested him without further incident, reports said.
The value of the stolen wiring was $1,621.50.
Jones was arrested and charged with grand theft less than $5,000, battery on an officer and resisting arrest with violence.