Man charged in back-to-back Macy's thefts

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DOWNTOWN JACKSON -- A man accused of stealing more than $2,000 worth of merchandise in a two-day spree from Macy's was in court Monday morning.

Antonio Terrell Woods was arraigned in Jackson City Court on charges of theft over $1,000 and theft over $500 following back-to-back July incidents.

Macy's loss prevention personnel David Presson reported July 3 that two individuals working together concealed several articles of clothing, including Polo brand shirts and shorts, and left without making payment for the merchandise.

Presson identified Woods as one of the suspects.

The next day, Presson reported an individual selected several Polo shirts and carried them into a dressing room. According to Presson, a short time later the individual exited the dressing room without the shirts but had a large shopping bag with items inside.

Presson advised the dressing room was checked and the Polo shirts were not located.

Presson attempted to apprehend the suspect as he was leaving the store without having made payment for the merchandise. He was knocked to the ground by the suspect, who was able to escape.

Presson recovered the stolen merchandise and valued it at $1,360. Presson identified the suspect in the theft and assault as Woods.

Woods is being held on $30,000 bond and will appear again in court for his preliminary hearing at 9:30 a.m. September 4.


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