A Douglasville man with three previous shoplifting convictions was back in Douglas County court Tuesday for the same charge.
Albert Ray Eason, 68, is accused of taking clothing, underwear, t-shirts and a bra Monday from the Walmart on Concourse Parkway in Douglasville. The value of the merchandise was $56.55. Eason, who is on probation, told Magistrate Judge Barbara Caldwell that he got the bra for his girlfriend. He also told the judge he is waiting to go to court in August for stealing mail out of a mailbox.
According to Police Detective Donna Kimbrell, Walmart's loss prevention officer observed Eason conceal the clothing under his shirt.
"He proceeded past all points of sale to the exit door of the store and he was stopped," Kimbrell said. "He had two packs of briefs, a bra, hipsters, shirts and a pair of shorts."
Assistant District Attorney Steve Knittel requested no bond on behalf of the state.
"He has felonies starting from I believe 1969 throughout – almost as long as I've been alive," Knittel said. "I recognize that this gentlemen is probably likely to recommit additional felonies if he is let out on bond. I believe he shouldn't be let out on bond given the extensive history he has."
Camp agreed and denied bond.