Tyrell Lamar Culbreth, left, and Steven Demetri Courtney

DENVER – A Charlotte man arrested for shoplifting in Denver over the weekend was wanted on 17 warrants from Mecklenburg County, according to authorities.

Tyrell Lamar Culbreth, 30, faces a $230,500 bond related to Mecklenburg warrants for armed robbery, conspiracy, kidnapping and first degree burglary, according to the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies discovered that Culbreth had given them false information about his identity, and discovered the outstanding warrants when they figured out who he really was.

Culbreth and Steven Demetri Courtney, 34, also of Charlotte, allegedly loaded leaf blowers and a generator valued at more than $1,400 onto a cart and left the store through the lumber department entrance without paying.

Responding deputies found the suspects with the stolen merchandise in the store parking lot before following them to the nearby QuickTrip convenience store, where the two men were arrested. Lowe’s employees recovered the stolen merchandise and returned it to the store.

In the Lincoln County case, Culbreth is charged with felony larceny; resisting, delaying and obstructing a public officer; and identity theft.

Both men are charged with felony larceny.


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