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Campbellsville Police officers arrested an Indiana man last Tuesday and charged him with robbing Walmart.
According to a news release, officers responded to a call from Walmart at 7:27 p.m. reporting a theft by a shoplifter.
Upon arrival, according to the report, officers learned that the perpetrator allegedly used physical force to escape the store with the merchandise.
Witnesses at the scene provided a description of the man and his vehicle.
Officers searched the shopping center and found the suspect's vehicle parked and unoccupied at Hibbett Sporting Goods. Extended searches on foot lead officers to Kroger in Green River Plaza, where the suspect was located and arrested.
Jarrell Votzie, 35, of 4202 Bluff Road in Indianapolis was arrested and charged with second-degree robbery.
According to Votzie's arrest citation, he told officers that he had changed his clothing inside a restroom at Kroger. A search revealed he had a syringe with a clear liquid inside, which tested positive for methamphetamine.
Votzie allegedly told officers that he had meth on him, court records state, along with some marijuana in his wallet. He told officers that he stole a Dyson vacuum cleaner at Walmart, valued at $399, and pushed two security officers as he left the store.
Further investigation revealed that Votzie was wanted in Indiana and Kentucky on several charges.
In addition to the robbery charge, Votzie was also charged with possession of marijuana, possession of drug supplies and possession of methamphetamine.
Votzie was lodged at the Taylor County Detention Center.
He pleaded not guilty to the charges in Taylor District Court last Wednesday. Bond was set at $50,000 cash and he was ordered to not consume any drugs or alcohol or have contact with Walmart. He was appointed a public defender and is scheduled to appear in court again on Wednesday for a preliminary hearing.
Campbellsville Police Officer Scotty Perian and Captain Shannon Wilson, along with Taylor County Sheriff's Deputy Bobby Gribbins are investigating.