Shoplifter attempts to ride off on stolen bicycle, but doesn't get very far

Picayune Police Department Assistant Chief Dustin Moeller and said that on March 7, 2019, at approximately 5:14 a.m., Picayune Police officers were dispatched to a retail store on 235 Frontage Road in reference to a report of shoplifting. Upon arrival, they spoke with the loss prevention officer who stated a white male, later identified as Logan Raymurhree Stockstill, age 31, of 117 Elmer Jackson Road, Carriere, had taken a bicycle and left the store riding the bicycle through the store and proceeded to go out the exit door without paying for it.

Moeller said the loss prevention officer said Stockstill was riding the bicycle toward the Highway 43, but Stockstill changed direction and began to ride down Frontage Road. One of the officers made contact with Stockstill and began to chase Stockstill on foot after he had decided to exit the bicycle on Robert Road which is located behind the retail store where the suspect had taken the bicycle and other items. The officer in pursuit advised the other officers that Stockstill had jumped a barbed-wire fence and was headed toward a storage shed at the Welcome Center on Interstate 59.

Moeller said Stockstill was taken into custody and officers found that Stockstill had stolen items on his person consisting of a tac light, a pen light, men’s socks, and a pack of AAA batteries. The recovered items, including the bicycle, had a total value of $465.77, and were returned to the retail store.

Stockstill was charged with Shoplifting and Resisting Arrest by Fleeing, transported to the Criminal Justice Center, and incarcerated.


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