Lumberton alderman pleads guilty to shoplifting charge

Lumberton alderman pleads guilty to shoplifting charge
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.

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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.

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.