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Eugene man arrested after Walmart theft

A Eugene man is accused of stealing items from Walmart on West 11th Avenue and running from police Sunday night.

Posted: Jul 15, 2019 11:30 AM

EUGENE, Ore. -- A Eugene man is accused of stealing items from Walmart on West 11th Avenue and running from police Sunday night, police said. 

Devin Kneeland, 35, is in the Lane County Jail. He faces charges of third-degree robbery, third-degree escape and interfering with a police officer.

Police said a detective in the area saw Kneeland push past employees and leave the store. The detective watched the man in the parking lot on the corner of West 11th Avenue and Commerce Street. They said he had a pile of items in new packaging around him.

When police tried to talk to Kneeland around 5:30 p.m., he ran and police used a Taser to take him into custody. Police said they found several items from Walmart in the area where they saw Kneeland in the parking lot.

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