50-year-old Mark Anthony Fountain of 9th Avenue Drive S.E. in Hickory was arrested at about 12:40 yesterday afternoon (August 24) on one count of felony habitual shoplifting and two counts of felony larceny by anti-inventory device. He was also arrested on an outstanding misdemeanor warrant for assault on a female.
Fountain was arrested after Hickory Police were called to the Rugged Warehouse on Highway 70 S.W. in Hickory. A manager there notified Police after he allegedly saw Fountain conceal Nike shoes and a backpack. The manager detained Fountain until Police arrived. The merchandise was recovered.
Fountain was taken into custody without incident and placed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $15,000 secured bond. He was scheduled to appear in a Hickory courtroom today with another court date coming up on September 3.