Clearfield Man Waives Hearing on Retail Theft, Drug Paraphernalia Charges

CLEARFIELD – A Clearfield man accused of stealing video games from Wal-Mart Supercenter waived his right to a preliminary hearing on Wednesday.

Marcus McCoy, 23, is charged with retail theft, criminal conspiracy to commit retail theft, criminal attempt to commit retail theft, possession of drug paraphernalia and harassment. The charge of harassment was dropped by the commonwealth.

According to court records, on Sept. 12 Lawrence Townshp Police were called to the Supercenter for a theft. Officer Michael Spencer met with the complainant who stated that when she pulled up she observed several games in the spot in front of her car. The woman said she got out and checked them out. She told her daughter to go to the store and get the manager.

The woman reported that while she was waiting she was approached by two people. They made small talk and then entered a car. She stated that another man of African-American descent, approached her, grabbed her and pushed her away from the merchandise. The man then grabbed the games and got into the car with the other two. The vehicle pulled away. It was described as a convertible.

Spencer later viewed video footage that showed Marcus McCoy in the video game section of the store. The officer noted that the man could clearly be seen taking games from the shelf and placing them under his shirt. He then leaves the store. Co-defendant Denny Bailey is then seen on camera wearing a black shirt with the words “South Pole” printed on it.

Spencer continued to investigate and found the convertible parked on Wood Avenue. When he pulled up he noted a man looking out the window. Spencer noted that a lot of action could be heard from within the house. Several people were seen before the lights went out. Spencer went to the door and Bailey reportedly exited. He noted that Bailey was still wearing the black shirt. Bailey was patted down and a syringe was found in his right front pocket. Bailey and the others were taken into custody.

During a search drug paraphernalia was found in McCoy’s room.

Bailey waived his charges into court on Oct. 17. Both McCoy and Bailey are being held in Clearfield County Jail.

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