Last Modified: Wednesday, January 23, 2013 1:50 PM
A 41-year-old Lake Charles man has been arrested after allegedly stealing from the Academy Sports & Outdoors Store where he worked, authorities said.
Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Kim Myers said Maurice E. Nugent, 5852 Bennie Lane, was charged with theft $500-$1,500 and released on a $1,000 bond set by Judge Ron Ware.
Myers said Nugent was captured on video carrying a new trolling motor, worth over $500, out of the store. The trolling motor has since disappeared and has not been paid for nor returned to the store’s inventory.
"Nugent is suspected in the theft of several thousands of dollars of additional merchandise from the store," Myers said. "The investigation is continuing with additional charges and arrests expected.
"If anyone has any information regarding stolen merchandise from Academy, please contact Detective James Leubner at 494-4509."
Posted By: A. Smith On: 2/17/2013
Goes to show u how much y'all know! The media loves to "advertise" what isn't even proven. Time will tell and show the truth. I will pray for you all. The point is that the police try so hard to use public confusion and scare tactics when they have nothing!!! Hoping someone will come forward.... Good luck with that!!! Lol
Posted By: Alex Johnson On: 2/1/2013
A. Smith or "Maurice" thats the reason it says "allegedly" because he is innocent until proven guilty. But OJ simpson was found NOT GUILTY so what really does that mean. When your busted your busted!
Posted By: Jamie Ford On: 2/1/2013
Title: Shame on him
A. Smith maybe he should have been protective over his children instead of a company and profession. Everyone knows in this day as has ALWAYS been the case when you get arrested your information and shame is out for everyone to see. Don't do the crime if you can't do the time AND don't want your children to see what shame you've done
Posted By: someone On: 1/27/2013
U r so right ..the press is making him out to be this horrible person but they only r hearing what the cops twll them not the whole story ...and it is very sad
Posted By: Steve A On: 1/24/2013
Title: A. Smith
You must know this guy, cause I've never seen you worried about anyone else...........
Posted By: A. Smith On: 1/23/2013
Does the press realize he has children? One thing to post a story, but a PICTURE?? WOW! This is absurd to post this throughout the area without the ENTIRE story being told on behalf of the POLICE trying to save the day and other employees saving their JOBS by using this man as a scapegoat for theirselves! Pitiful! He's innocent until proven guilty! Isn't that AMERICA??