MOUNT HOPE, WV (WOAY) – Two people are in jail for stealing tools at Rural King located at Crossroads Mall.
On Thursday, August 2, 2018, Adam Morgan, 35, and Leah Hensley, 25, were arrested after Morgan shoplifted a Milwaukee right angle drill and a Dewalt Reciprocating Saw. Morgan concealed them underneath his shirt and put them down his pants. Hensley distracted employees and was Morgan’s lookout while he shoplifted the items.
After exiting the store, Morgan was confronted by an employee of Rural King about the items taken. Morgan then pulled out a box cutter knife, opened it, and made threatening gestures toward the employee.
Morgan was also convicted of shoplifting two other times this year.
Morgan is charged with shoplifting 3rd offense, conspiracy to commit a felony, and aggravated robbery. He is being held in the Southern Regional Jail under a 150,000 dollar bond.
Hensley is charged with conspiracy to commit a felony. She is being held in the Southern Regional Jail under a 25,000 dollar bond.