Baltimore man gets 18 months for stealing home security systems
By Carroll County Times staff
Jun 24, 2016 | 6:36 PM
A Baltimore man was sentenced to 18 months in state prison after a jury found him guilty of stealing a pair of home security systems from the Westminster Walmart.
Brandon Odie Tuck, 34, was found guilty Thursday of theft of property with a value of less than $1,000 at a jury trial in Carroll County Circuit Court. Judge J. Barry Hughes sentenced Tuck to 18 months at the Maryland Division of Corrections.
"No case is too small, and we greatly appreciate all the efforts and support working with the Westminster Police Department in bringing justice to the business in the area," State's Attorney Brian DeLeonardo said in a prepared statement.
On Sept. 12, Tuck walked out of the Walmart on Englar Road in Westminster without paying for two home security systems, collectively valued at about $800, according to a news release from the Carroll County State's Attorneys' Office.
Walmart asset protection employees confronted Tuck, but he left the Walmart in a rental vehicle under his name prior to police arriving on the scene, according to the release.
Westminster police later found the vehicle and searched it, finding court documents with Tuck's name on them, Tuck's Maryland driver's license, and the clothes Tuck wore during the theft, according to the release.
At trial, Walmart asset protection identified Tuck as the individual who stole the home security systems in September, according to the release.