Springfield man accused of stealing $2K in goods from Walmart stores


A Springfield man is facing multiple charges after being picked up on several outstanding warrants, including allegedly stealing more than $2,000 in merchandise from Springfield’s Walmart store.

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Miles K. Ball, Sr., 31, is facing one count each of robbery, theft, assault and criminal damaging, according to court records. He pleaded not guilty in the Clark County Municipal Court on Thursday. Bond was set at $18,500.

On Aug. 29, Ball is accused of placing several items, including a laptop, router and clothing worth more than $1,000, in a shopping cart and walking out of the Walmart at 200 S. Tuttle Road without paying. He was confronted by employees, but walked away and fled in a vehicle, according to a police report.

On Oct. 8, Ball filled a cart with more than $1,000 in items at the Walmart store at 2100 N. Bechtle Ave. and attempted to leave through the fire exit, a police report said. An employee approached Ball as he was placing the items into his car when he said: “You come any closer, I will lay your (expletive) out.” He then fled in the car that later came back stolen from Champaign County.

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On Sept. 1, Ball allegedly slapped a woman he knows and kicked a hole in the wall of an apartment in the 100 block of Crossgate Court.

Ball was arrested at about 3:45 p.m. Wednesday. He remains in the Clark County Jail.

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