CENTERVILLE -- Centerville police got a lucky break when a man, whom an asset protection officer saw in a surveillance video switching UPC codes on merchandise, walked into Walmart while they were there.
The police were at the Walmart in Centerville at 3:50 p.m. Tuesday when Michael Cary Newbold came into the store, took a set of vehicle lights worth $43 and left without paying.
The asset protection officer recognized Newbold as the one police were looking for and notified them. An officer confronted Newbold in the parking lot and he fled in his car on Parrish Lane.
A short chase ensued, ending in the parking lot of a nearby restaurant.
Officers found five fake Utah driver's licenses in Newbold's car, along with UPC codes cut from paper.
He was booked in Davis County Jail on warrants out of Oregon, and on five counts of possession of forged documents, felony evading, retail theft and driving on a suspended driver's license.
The Davis County Attorney's Office is reviewing the case before filing formal charges in 2nd District Court.