Lumberton alderman pleads guilty to shoplifting charge - WDAM-TV 7-News, Weather, Sports-Hattiesburg, MS

breaking

Lumberton alderman pleads guilty to shoplifting charge

Jay McGraw Jay McGraw
LUMBERTON, MS (WDAM) -

Lumberton Alderman Jay McGraw pleaded guilty to a shoplifting charge Tuesday in a Lamar County Court.

He returned two knives and paid $11.60 restitution on the third one that he did not return.

He also paid $150 fine plus court costs, and was given 30 days in jail, which was suspended.

McGraw was also banned from the Napa Auto Parts Store. 

Previous details

He turned himself in to Lamar County authorities for a shoplifting warrant in November. 

McGraw was allegedly caught on camera stealing three knives from Napa Auto parts in Lumberton.

The incident happened on Nov. 2, according to store officials. 

This is not the first time the alderman has been accused of theft. 

McGraw admitted to stealing a lighter from a gas station to Seven on Your Side back in August. 

No charges were filed in the August incident because McGraw paid restitution to the gas station. 

The Shell Station requested that McGraw not come back on its property and he claimed that he will comply with their request. 

Copyright WDAM 2015. All rights reserved. 

  • WDAM.com FeaturesMore>>

  • Lumberton alderman admits shoplifting

    Lumberton alderman admits shoplifting

    Monday, August 24 2015 6:40 PM EDT2015-08-24 22:40:00 GMT
    Monday, February 26 2018 12:24 PM EST2018-02-26 17:24:07 GMT
    Alderman Jay McGrawAlderman Jay McGraw
    Alderman Jay McGrawAlderman Jay McGraw
    Security camera footage in a Lumberton Shell Station caught a person stealing a $26 lighter. More >>
    Security camera footage in a Lumberton Shell Station caught a person stealing a $26 lighter. More >>
  • Local NewsLOCALMore>>

  • Forrest County accepting bids for school safe rooms

    Forrest County accepting bids for school safe rooms

    Wednesday, July 18 2018 8:26 PM EDT2018-07-19 00:26:24 GMT
    Plans for a safe room/storm shelter. (Photo source: Forrest County Board)Plans for a safe room/storm shelter. (Photo source: Forrest County Board)
    Plans for a safe room/storm shelter. (Photo source: Forrest County Board)Plans for a safe room/storm shelter. (Photo source: Forrest County Board)
    Eight schools in the Forrest County Public School District have been given the go-ahead to accept bids to build safe rooms on school campuses around the county. The rooms are designed to withstand high winds in the event of a tornado and can protect all of the students and staff at any of the schools to prevent loss of life due to a severe weather event. The effort carries an approximate  $1 million price tag for each safe room, with 90 percent of it being paid by FEMA. &...More >>
    Eight schools in the Forrest County Public School District have been given the go-ahead to accept bids to build safe rooms on school campuses around the county. The rooms are designed to withstand high winds in the event of a tornado and can protect all of the students and staff at any of the schools to prevent loss of life due to a severe weather event. The effort carries an approximate  $1 million price tag for each safe room, with 90 percent of it being paid by FEMA. &...More >>
  • Family gives new details about Doby murder in Covington County

    Family gives new details about Doby murder in Covington County

    Wednesday, July 18 2018 8:03 PM EDT2018-07-19 00:03:36 GMT
    Jessie Lee Doby lived in the New Hope Community in north Covington County. Photo credit WDAM.Jessie Lee Doby lived in the New Hope Community in north Covington County. Photo credit WDAM.

    Loved ones of a murdered Covington County man are speaking out about his death and his life.   

    More >>

    Loved ones of a murdered Covington County man are speaking out about his death and his life.   

    More >>
  • Collins fire chief begins 4th term as head of state fire association

    Collins fire chief begins 4th term as head of state fire association

    Wednesday, July 18 2018 7:49 PM EDT2018-07-18 23:49:42 GMT
    John Pope, chief of the Collins Fire Department, has been elected to a fourth consecutive term as president of the Mississippi Firefighters Association. Photo credit WDAM.John Pope, chief of the Collins Fire Department, has been elected to a fourth consecutive term as president of the Mississippi Firefighters Association. Photo credit WDAM.
    John Pope, chief of the Collins Fire Department, has been elected to a fourth consecutive term as president of the Mississippi Firefighters Association. Photo credit WDAM.John Pope, chief of the Collins Fire Department, has been elected to a fourth consecutive term as president of the Mississippi Firefighters Association. Photo credit WDAM.

    The chief of the Collins Fire Department is beginning his fourth consecutive term as head of the Mississippi Firefighters Association.  

    More >>

    The chief of the Collins Fire Department is beginning his fourth consecutive term as head of the Mississippi Firefighters Association.  

    More >>
Powered by Frankly