Couple arrested with stolen merchandise at Wal-Mart at Buffalo Ridge Plaza

Ernest William Anderson
Tracy Lynn Emmons

A couple was arrested with stolen merchandise Monday afternoon at Wal-Mart at Buffalo Ridge Plaza in The Villages.

Ernest William Anderson, 50, and Tracy Lynn Emmons, 42, of Summerfield, entered the store early Monday afternoon and proceeded through a self-checkout lane where they paid for some items of clothing, according to an arrest report from the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office. However, they did not pay for other items, leaving the store with $77.51 in unpaid merchandise.

Anderson and Emmons, both natives of Vermont, were arrested on theft charges.

They were booked at the Sumter County Detention Center and released after posting $500 bond each.