Howe Police Chief Arrested For Shoplifting

According to reports by the Fort Smith Police, an Oklahoma police chief was arrested at a Walmart store on Kelley Highway.

The Sebastian County Sheriff’s Office inmate summary revealed that John Edward Doyle Jr. was arrested on Friday, June 22 evening for misdemeanor shoplifting and held on a $1,000 signature bond.

According to a Walmart Asset Protection Associate, he saw a man who was later identified as Doyle, Jr., switch a price tag from an item that was marked at $29.88 with a $5.97 price tag.  The security guard said Doyle made the purchase and left the store.

Police caught up with Doyle who they said he confessed to making the fraudulent purchase. According to the police report, “he made comments about how stupid he was and that he did it for the adrenaline rush.”

Doyle revealed to Fort Smith police that he was a police officer and inquired as to why he was being arrested and not issued a citation to appear in court for the theft.

Doyle was taken to the Sebastian County jail and later released on $1,000 bond.

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