FAIRMONT — A 57-year-old Fairmont man is set to have a preliminary hearing Nov. 4 on charges he stuffed a duffel bag full of clothes at a retailer and left the store without paying.

 Court records show Tracy Scott Lawson of 219 Maple Ave., Fairmont, is charged with shoplifting 3rd offense charge in connection with the Oct. 24 theft at Gabe’s in Fairmont.

Lawson is scheduled for a preliminary hearing on Nov. 4 at 2 p.m. before Marion County Magistrate Mark Hayes, according to court records.

When a Marion County Sheriff’s Office deputy arrived at the store, a store worker told him that witnesses saw a man place numerous piece of clothing into a duffel bag and then leave the store without paying.

The deputy asked the man’s name and he stated it was “Tony Scott Jones,” but dispatch couldn’t locate the name, the complaint states. Then, the man said his name was Tracy Lawson while on the way to the police department, according to the court papers.

According to the complaint, Lawson has a shoplifting 1st with a no contest disposition dated Nov. 19, 2014, a shoplifting 2nd with a guilty disposition dated Sept. 9, 2016 and a 2nd shoplifting with a guilty disposition dated July 6, 2019.

The complaint states the value of the clothing placed in the duffel bags was $223.51.

Court records show Lawson is being held in the North Central Regional Jail in lieu of $5,512 bail.

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