NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) — Police arrested a man accused of shoplifting from a Kohl’s store in Newport News.
Police say 21-year-old Breon Lyons faces charges, including assault on a law enforcement officer, petit larceny and giving false identity to law enforcement for the alleged incident.
According to police, officers were called to the store on Bland Boulevard on Feb. 9 for a report of shoplifting.
Officers spoke with a suspect — later identified as Lyons — who gave them a name that turned out to be false. Lyons ran off into a wooded area as a loss prevention officer was about to identify him.
Police later found Lyons in possession of stolen items from the Kohl’s store.