WARSAW — A Milford man was recently arrested after stealing more than $400 worth of hats from a local business.
Kenton Asher Secor, 42, 11379 N. 250E, Milford, is charged with theft, a class A misdemeanor; and sentence enhancement theft, a level 6 felony.
On Nov. 24, a Warsaw Police officer responded to the Phillips 66 service station in Warsaw regarding a theft. An employee at the station told the officer that a man and woman had entered the store and were acting suspiciously.
The employee said the two individuals were staring at him, which led him to check the store’s video surveillance.
According to court documents, surveillance showed the man stealing 15 flat-billed athletic-themed hats valued at $450. The man selected several hats, concealed them in his clothing and left the store without purchasing the hats.
The Warsaw Police Department published photographs of the suspect on their department’s social media accounts, asking the public for assistance in identifying the man. Information from the public identified the man as Secor.
The woman who was with Secor told officers she had no knowledge of Secor stealing items while inside the Phillips 66. She said once Secor exited the store and returned to the vehicle, he removed hats from under his coat.
Secor was previously convicted of burglary and theft in Whitley County in July 2003. He was also previously convicted of auto theft in Kosciusko County in October 2004.
Secor was booked in the Kosciusko County Jail on Dec. 1, with a $5,500 surety and cash bond.