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Third man charged in liquor thefts

Sometimes they’d push a shopping cart through the liquor aisle; sometimes they took just a basket.

They’d fill it up with bottles of high-end liquor before walking past all the checkout lanes and out the door.

And they did this for months.

Now, three men accused of stealing nearly $10,000 worth of alcohol from Kroger stores are facing charges.

On Friday, Allen County prosecutors formally charged Wiley Lymon Jr. with corrupt business influence and theft.

In March, prosecutors formally charged the men accused of being Lymon’s cohorts in the thefts with the same felonies.

Deandre J. Williams, 30, is in jail in lieu of $10,000 bail, while Jamarcus Tucker, 31, has a warrant out for his arrest.

The three men began stealing from Kroger stores in October, officials said.

But Williams and Tucker quit in March – once Williams was arrested and Tucker was charged, officials said.

That didn’t stop Lymon.

According to Allen Superior Court documents, Lymon, 54, continued to hit Kroger stores and steal liquor well into April.

He was arrested during a theft attempt April 22 when an Allen County police officer stopped him from leaving a Kroger store parking lot with 19 bottles of stolen liquor and three cases of stolen beer.

Lymon was being held in lieu of $10,000 bail.

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