Man accused of shoplifting from Kohl’s store in Newport News

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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.

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