CENTERVILLE — A 26-year-old man who kept returning to Target ended up in jail facing felony charges.
Trevor Steven Newman was first spotted Jan. 24 by the store’s asset protection officer. Newman was spotted removing DVD sets, putting them in another area and then walking out of the store with the DVDs inside his coat, said Centerville Police Assistant Chief Paul Child.
“He was confronted by the asset protection officer and stopped in the parking lot,” Child said. “He asked if he could just return the DVDs, but the officer told him, no, he had to go back inside.”
Newman tried to run off and the officer grabbed Newman’s arm. Newman then threw the DVDs on the ground and got away.
Police were called, and as they reviewed the video surveillance tapes, they realized Newman had been in the store the previous day and had left without paying for items.
Then, on Feb. 5, police were called to a home in Centerville. The residents in the home asked the officers to remove Newman from their home.
While the officer helped Newman leave, he recognized Newman from the description given by the Target employee, but decided to let Newman go and double check the photos at the police station, Child said.
On Friday, police were called again to Target because a man, who was later identified as Newman, had bought some items using a credit card that had been reported stolen earlier in the day from an unlocked locker at Gold’s Gym in Bountiful, Child said.
When officers arrived at the store they found Newman had the credit card, along with the wallet that had been reported stolen.
Newman was arrested and booked in Davis County Jail on six counts of unlawful use or possession of a credit card, one count of theft, one count of possession of someone’s official documents and one count of heroin possession.
He is being held in lieu of $5,000 cash-only bail.
The Davis County Attorney’s Office is reviewing the case before filing formal charges in 2nd District Court.