Clerk shoots alleged thief

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, July 13, 2005

The Selma TImes-Journal

In his alleged third attempt to steal wine from the Big M#2 convenience store on Broad Street, a

Selma man unexpectedly found himself in a stand off with an angry

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store clerk holding a handgun, according to police reports.

The clerk told police that early Wednesday morning a man entered the store and attempted to steal a bottle of Wild Irish Rose wine.

It was reported that the man &045; later identified as 22-year-old Terrence White &045; had made similar attempts on at least two other occasions that evening.

In order to prevent the theft, the clerk locked White inside the store and called police.

Lt. David Evans, spokesperson for the Selma Police Department, said White pulled out a knife and threatened the clerk.

When officers arrived at the scene, Evans said, the suspect had managed to flee from the store.

So far, Evans said, there have not been any charges filed in the case.

He added that charges will likely be filed after consulting with the District Attorney’s office.