CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. -- A Charlotte County man has been sentenced to prison after being arrested for stealing from Walmart and on drug possession charges.
39-year-old Justin Richardson will spend 6 years in prison after being found guilty in a trial last month.
According to the State Attorney's Office, In May 2018 Richardson stole nearly $1,000 worth of electronic items from a Walmart in Englewood by hiding them under clothes in a shopping cart. He also stole an outdoor grill.
Richardson used a head scarf to conceal his identity as it covered a very large and distinctive tattoo on the back of his head. A deputy with the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office still recognized the defendant in the store’s surveillance video due to a tattoo with a girl’s name and unique design on his cheek.
He was found in a nearby motel room with some of the stolen items as well as methamphetamines and drug paraphernalia.
A co-defendant, Sara Greus, pled no contest in her case to Grand Theft and Possession of a Controlled Substance and was previously sentenced.