Thief takes deodorant with son in tow

HENDERSON, NC According to the Henderson Dispatch, 51-year-old Stanley Wayne Kelly led police on a two-mile chase after allegedly shoplifting from a Food Lion.

Police describe Kelly as a "habitual shoplifter." Officers eventually apprehended him in the parking lot on Belmont Drive.

They say his 1-year-old stepson was in the front passenger seat and was not wearing a safety belt. Also in the vehicle were ten to 15 sticks of deodorant valued at $81.

Sgt. D.A. Diogo, Henderson Police Department, told the newspaper he was on patrol Thursday when he received a call about a shoplifting suspect who fled the grocery story holding a child and carrying items he did not pay for.

Witnesses told police they saw Kelly carrying store merchandise in his pockets before walking out of the store.

Police released the child to its mother.

Kelly is charged with child endangerment, speeding to elude police, misdemeanor larceny, driving while license revoked and fictitious license tags.

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