An alleged shoplifter got more than he bargained for Friday.
Carlos Manzano, 23, remained in the Erath County Jail Monday on a pair of second-degree felony charges for robbery and burglary of a habitation, according to Lt. Doug McClammy with the Stephenville Police Department. He is being held on a combined $30,000 bond.
Police were dispatched to Walmart just after 4 p.m. Friday in reference to a shoplifter, McClammy said, adding the suspect initially attempted to flee the scene but was eventually retained by the store's loss prevention officers.
Officers had seen the suspect walk out of Walmart with stolen merchandise.
"This was also captured on the Walmart surveillance cameras," McClammy said.
The theft was escalated to robbery charges when Manzano allegedly caused minor injury to the prevention officer," McClammy said. "The loss prevention officer scraped his hand during the time Manzano was fleeing."
Manzano was also charged with burglary of a habitation from an incident in the 600 block of N. Clinton days earlier.
On Sunday, March 18, police were dispatched to an open door at the Clinton Street residence. While an intruder wasn't found at the the property, the resident did find several items missing from the home, McClammy said, adding investigators processed the scene and developed Manzano as a suspect and obtained a warrant for his arrest.