Lyman Man Charged With Stealing Trucks From Walmart Parking Lot

Daniel Prince

Michael Travis Waddell charged with two counts of grand larceny and one county of petty larceny

A Lyman man has been arrested and charged in connection with the thefts of two trucks from the Walmart parking lot back in February and March. 27-year-old Michael Travis Waddell is charged with two counts of grand larceny for the vehicle thefts and a count of petty larceny for the theft of some tools from one of the trucks. The warrants were signed in late August and delivered on Monday of this week.

In the February incident, Waddell and a female accomplice, 29-year-old Kacie Rebekah Marsh, who was arrested back in early September on grand larceny charges in connection with the incidents, went to Walmart. They both went inside and separated. Waddell paid for some items in the self-checkout line and exited the store. Video surveillance showed Waddell walking through the parking lot, looking into vehicles, and pulling on door handles. He walked up to a blue 1994 Ford Ranger, whose owner had left the key in the ignition with the truck running and the doors unlocked while he went into the store to purchase some items. The video shows Waddell getting into the truck and driving off. It was later recovered on Industrial Park Road, but multiple tools that had been in the truck’s toolbox had been taken.

In the March incident, Waddell is accused of taking a man’s tan 1999 Chevy Silverado from the Walmart parking lot while its owner was inside. Video showed Waddell getting inside the truck and driving away, turning left to head toward Buffalo. Through investigation, Waddell and Marsh were identified as being involved in the incident.

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