Shoplifting Report Leads to Drug, Other Charges
By West Kentucky Star Staff
METROPOLIS - A Pope County man was arrested on multiple charges Saturday after a theft investigation.

According to Metropolis Police, an employee at a convenience store called to report a man who left without paying for some items. The suspect left in a vehicle before police arrived. 

Officers say surveillance video shows the man, identified as 20-year-old Jacob L. Dunstan of Golconda, taking five lighters and leaving the store in a vehicle.

Police in the area saw Dunstan a short time later near the described vehicle, and officers say he resisted when told he was under arrest. He also allegedly gave police false information about his identity but was recognized by a Massac County Sheriff's Deputy. He was wanted on a robbery warrant from Pope County. 

A vehicle search led to discovery of the stolen lighters, along with 95 grams of marijuana. As Dunstan was being searched and processed into the Massac County Jail, an officer reportedly found methamphetamine on him.  

Along with the Pope County warrant, Dunstan faces charges of retail theft, resisting arrest, obstructing identity, possession of meth and possession of cannabis. 

Published 01:41 PM, Monday Nov. 04, 2019
Updated 09:54 PM, Monday Nov. 04, 2019

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