The new charge: retail grand theft from the same store.
Ocala police officer David Moorehead was patrolling at the Walmart at 4980 E. Silver Springs Blvd. when he saw Jeffrey Clinton Foss, 50, riding a bicycle with no lights in the parking lot. Officer Joshua Fried arrived, and he and Moorehead stopped Foss. A store employee told them Foss had thrown something next to a fence just before they stopped him.
Officers found the dropped item, a pillowcase with multiple items inside, a store tag from the bicycle Foss was riding and a Dickie’s jacket. Foss denied taking anything from the store.
Officers reviewed surveillance video, which showed Foss entering the store and taking numerous items from shelves, removing the bicycle and leaving the building without paying for any of the goods, valued at $461.58.
Foss was charged at 1:12 a.m. Wednesday with retail grand theft and was taken to the jail.
Court records show he had been arrested Jan. 16 for retail grand theft at the same store. On July 1, the charge was reduced to grand theft and Foss was adjudicated guilty. He was released from the jail at 10:01 a.m. Tuesday.