Man charged with stealing from Walmart, carrying brass knuckles

JACKSON, Tenn. — Police say a man was arrested for stealing from Walmart in south Jackson and was also carrying brass knuckles.

Jesse Roberts

Jesse Roberts, 39, was taken into custody Thursday after a loss prevention employee reportedly watched him try to leave the store without paying for a phone and a pair of shoes.

He reportedly concealed the phone, put on the new shoes while leaving his old shoes in the shoe box, and also drank a Starbuck’s drink without paying for anything.

Roberts was also reportedly carrying a set of brass knuckles with a spike on the end.

He is charged with shoplifting and possession of a prohibited weapon.