A Hagerstown man who allegedly stole hundreds of dollars’ worth of clothing, football cards and other items from various area stores has been arrested.
Branden Lee Dorman, 28, is charged with four counts of theft and several other crimes.
Citing Dorman’s ongoing history of theft, narcotics charges and failure to appear for court dates, Washington County District Court Judge Mark D. Thomas ordered that he continue to be held without bond at the Washington County Detention Center.
The thefts happened on Dec. 22 at various stores in the Centre at Hagerstown and Shoppes at Hagerstown strip malls, according to court documents.
Hagerstown police said an off-duty U.S. Park Police officer saw Dorman pulling merchandise from his pants leg after leaving Dick’s Sporting Goods on Garland Groh Boulevard.
Dorman then entered a car and drove away, with another man.
A city police officer stopped the car at Devonshire Road and West Franklin Street. The officer searched the vehicle and discovered eight pieces of Under Armour clothing, four DeWalt drill batteries, four packs of NFL cards, six Play-Doh items and one game.
The items were valued at almost $900.
According to police, Dorman claimed his name was Starliper. As a result, he also was charged with fraud per identity to avoid prosecution.
Online court records reveal that Dorman failed to appear for a court date on Aug. 2. He was arrested on Friday on a bench warrant.