A North Carolina man who was arrested after an incident relating to a theft of jewelry from Wal-Mart has a preliminary hearing conference scheduled for February 12.
Police responded to Wal-Mart about 6 p.m. Sunday in reference to a larceny.
Officers were advised a man, later identified as Reid Milligan, allegedly was breaking into the jewelry cases and stealing the jewelry, police said.
Milligan got into his vehicle and left the parking lot with officers following behind him. Officers began a pursuit with Milligan’s vehicle at low speeds, police said.
The vehicle did come to a stop south of Weatherford. Officers allegedly located numerous items allegedly belonging to Wal-Mart with the total amount exceeding $1,000, police said.
After further investigation, police arrested Milligan on suspicion of grand larceny, attempting to elude an officer, and operating motor vehicle without a valid driver license, police said.
Milligan has been charged with larceny of merchandise from retailer and attempting to elude police, according to information issued by Custer County District Court.
Milligan has former charges in North Carolina for breaking and entering, in a separate case selling controlled substance and in another separate case possession of stolen goods, according to court records.