Three Arrested For Retail Theft Incident at New East Morton Dollar General on Sunday

By Benjamin Cox on October 9, 2023 at 11:10am

Jacksonville Police arrested three people from Springfield Sunday afternoon after an alleged retail theft complaint.

An employee of Dollar General on East Morton Avenue notified police that a group of people took a cart full of items from the store and drove off at approximately 2:30PM. Officers later located the vehicle at a business’ parking lot on West Morton Avenue approximately 10 minutes later and arrested three individuals after officers located the alleged stolen merchandise in the vehicle.

64-year old Emanuel Hayes and 55-year old Ronald C. Harris of Springfield were cited for retail theft of displayed merchandise under $300. Both were released with a notice to appear.

33-year old Alexandria K. Springer of Springfield was cited for retail theft and was also found to have an out of county warrant for failure to appear or produce for a court ordered subpoena. She is currently being held at the Morgan County Jail.