EPHRATA, Pa. – Three men are behind bars on numerous charges following a shoplifting incident in Ephrata. Police responded Wednesday to a reported shoplifting incident in progress at the Wal-Mart super store, 890 East Main Street.
A silver Volvo fled the scene with two male occupants leaving a third male behind in the parking lot. The suspect identified as Rayan Sayer was quickly taken into custody.
Next police located the silver Volvo with the other two suspects at the Sheetz Minit Market just across East Main Street. Richard Kline and James Maddox were both subsequently arrested on outstanding Berks County Sheriff warrants.
When the men were taken into custody Ephrata Police discovered further stolen Wal-Mart merchandise with the security features still in place inside the silver Volvo. Further investigation revealed Kline and Maddox were also involved with the shoplifting incident at the Wal-Mart.
Richard Kline is charged with Retail Theft and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Charges against James Maddox include Retail Theft, Drug paraphernalia and False Identification to Law Enforcement. Both Maddox and Kline were turned over to the Berks County Sheriff’s Department on the outstanding warrants. Ryan Sayer was arrested for Retail Theft and arraigned and committed to Lancaster County Prison in default of $10000.00 cash bail.