Alton man charged after attempting to steal liquor - KMOV.com

Alton man charged after attempting to steal liquor

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GODFREY, Ill. (KMOV) – A Madison County man was charged after attempting to steal a bottle of liquor from a Schnucks grocery store.

Jason K. Whitney, 23, of Alton, was charged Wednesday after he allegedly attempted to steal a bottle of liquor from a Schnucks grocery store in Godfrey on Saturday.

According to authorities, at about 12:30 a.m. an employee witnessed Whitney attempting to leave with a bottle of liquor without paying.

The employee stopped Whitney before he could leave and held him until deputies arrived.

According to authorities, Whitney received an enhanced felony charge due to a prior conviction for burglary in 2013.

Whitney is currently being held at the Madison County Jail on a $15,000 bond.

 

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