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Monday, 16 June 2014 15:09

Hickory Man Charged with Felony Habitual Shoplifting

from left:  Charles Lewis Abernethy, Jr. & Skylar Mercedes Allen from left: Charles Lewis Abernethy, Jr. & Skylar Mercedes Allen courtesy of Hickory Police Dept.

42-year-old Charles Lewis Abernethy, Jr. of 11th Street S.W. in Hickory was arrested at about 4 p.m. yesterday on a charge of felony habitual shoplifting. 19-year-old Skylar Mercedes Allen of 2nd Street S.E. in Hickory was also charged with misdemeanor larceny.

They were arrested after Police received reports of a larceny at the Family Dollar store on Highway 70 S.W. Officers arrived and saw a black male and a white female on foot. Police stopped them in a nearby parking lot. A consent search was conducted, leading to the discovery of clothing and shoes, as well as DVDs on the ground near where the two were walking. The items were taken from Family Dollar, Shoe Show and Roses.

Abernethy was jailed under a $30,000 secured bond. Allen’s bond was set at $1,500. Abernethy has a court date on June 23 while Allen will appear in court on July 16.

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