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Arrested For Shoplifting; 17 Outstanding Warrants
(L-R) Tyrell Lamar Culbreth and Steven Demetri Courtney
(Photos Courtesy Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office)

(L-R) Tyrell Lamar Culbreth and
Steven Demetri Courtney

(Photos Courtesy Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office)

Lincoln County Sheriff's
Office Press Release

LINCOLNTON, N.C. – A Charlotte man wanted on 17 warrants out of Mecklenburg County was arrested on the weekend for shoplifting in Denver.

On July 20, 2019 deputies were dispatched to the Lowes Home Center on Highway NC 73 reference a shoplifting. The suspects had loaded a shopping cart with back pack left blowers and a generator valued at more than $1,400 and left the store through the lumber entrance without paying.

Deputies encountered the suspects in the parking lot with the stolen goods. Both suspects left the scene but deputies took them into custody near the QT convenience store. Lowes employees recovered the stolen goods and returned them to the store.

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Tyrell Lamar Culbreth, 30, and Steven Demetri Courtney, 34, both of Charlotte, NC were arrested on one count of felony larceny. Culbreth originally gave deputies a fake name which was discovered when he was booked into the Detention Center. When officers checked his real name they learned that he had 17 outstanding warrants out of Mecklenburg County including armed robbery, conspiracy, kidnapping and first degree burglary.

Courtney was jailed under a $4,000 secured bond while bond for Culbreth was set at $5,000 on the Lincoln County charges including resist, delay and obstruct a public officer and identity theft. Bond on the Mecklenburg County charges was set at $230,500 and included a no bond hold for Mecklenburg County.

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