Man on motorized cart jailed after caught under-ringing craft items at Ocala Wal-Mart

A Hernando man who made his way through an Ocala Wal-Mart on a motorized shopping cart was arrested late Sunday night.

Wayne Keith Galloway was arrested Sunday after a Wal-Mart loss prevention officer claimed he saw him under-ring several craft items at a self-checkout register and then leave the store.

A loss prevention officer at the store, located at 9570 Hwy. 200 in Ocala, told a Marion County sheriff’s deputy that while conducting floor security, he watched 24-year-old Wayne Keith Galloway under-ring several craft items at a self-checkout cash register and then attempt to leave the store without properly paying for the items, which were valued at $24.46.

The deputy watched video surveillance footage of Galloway enter the store at 8:47 p.m. and start selecting his items at 9:02 p.m. He then headed to a self-checkout register and under-rang the prices of the items. And the footage showed him leave the store without paying the proper amount, the report says.

After Galloway denied under-ringing the items, he was taken into custody and transported to the Marion County Jail, where he was charged early Monday morning with larceny/petit theft and a probation violation for possession of a firearm by a felon. He is being held on $500 bond on the larceny/petit theft charge and no bond on the probation violation and is due in court on July 10 and July 22 to answer to the charges.

Galloway, who lives at 30 W Ipswich Ln. in Hernando, is no stranger to the Marion County legal system, having been housed at the jail three other times. On March 1, he was charged with failure to appear in court on a charge of no motor vehicle registration, a nonmoving traffic violation and driving while license suspended (first offense).

On Nov. 6, 2018, he was charged with possession of a firearm by an adjudicated delinquent. And on June 25, 2014, he was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon without intent to kill and a warrant for robbery with a firearm and held in the jail until Dec. 3 of that year.