(07/19/2014)

(L-R) Zavala, Gonzalez, Chapa

Four Texas individuals, including one juvenile, were caught implementing a shoplifting scheme at Spencer's WalMart in May.

The Spencer Police Department arrested the San Antonio, Texas residents, incarcerating them in Central Regional Jail.

Now, three of the charged are on the loose, after they were indicted and were set to appear in Roane Circuit Court on May 29. Judge Thomas Evans III has issued a warrant for their arrest.

Prosecutor Josh Downey said he was looking at taking action against the bonds posted for their release from Central Regional Jail.

The three that have fled:

Manuel Angel Jesus Zavala, 19, is charged with grand larceny and conspiracy to commit grand larceny, felonies.

Michael Anthony Gonzalez, 22, is charged with conspiracy to commit grand larceny and possession of a weapon without a permit, felonies.

Catelynn Lanelle Chapa, 18, is charged with unlawful use or application for a license and conspiracy to commit a felony,

The Spencer police say the individuals would take a large item in a box, take the item out, then fill it with smaller items like DVDs and clothes.

The group allegedly shoplifted $1,400 in merchandise.

Police said a search of a vehicle discovered items stolen from the Spencer WalMart with nearly a dozen receipts from other WalMarts and numerous other items that may have also been stolen.

ORIGINAL STORY - Roane County authorities have arrested three individuals and charged them with multiple crimes related to larceny.

The trio have been incarcerated in Central Regional Jail.

Manuel Angel Jesus Zavala, 19, is charged with grand larceny and conspiracy to commit grand larceny, felonies.

Michael Anthony Gonzalez, 22, is charged with conspiracy to commit grand larceny and possession of a weapon without a permit, felonies.

Catelynn Lanelle Chapa, 18, is charged with unlawful use or application for a license and conspiracy to commit a felony.


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