WATERVILLE — A man who was wanted on felony charges in Augusta and Farmington was arrested Wednesday afternoon on Western Avenue after shoplifting at the Hannaford supermarket in JFK Plaza, police said.

David A. Moody, 47, of 6 Hathaway St., Waterville, was arrested on two warrants and charges of theft and refusing to submit to an officer. He was also summoned on drug charges.

One warrant from Farmington charged Moody with a felony theft charge, operating after a habitual offender revocation and eluding an officer. The other, from Augusta, charged him with a felony theft charge.

Police received a call around 3:30 p.m. Wednesday about a shoplifting incident at Hannaford. The suspect took off in a older model silver Cadillac and was stopped on Western Avenue, Deputy Chief Bill Bonney said.

Moody allegedly gave the officer a fake name and date of birth. The officer also noticed he had a bulge in his pocket, which turned out to be a pill bottle with the name David Moody on it, police said.

While the officer checked on Moody’s warrants, Moody allegedly fled on foot west down Western Avenue, Bonney said. The officer quickly stopped him.

Police found the stolen Hannaford property on Moody’s side of the car and clonazepam, a sedative used to treat seizures or anxiety, and Ativan, a brand name for lorazepam, which is also a sedative used to treat seizures.

Moody was charged with theft, a class C felony because of his prior offenses; and refusing to submit to an arrest, a class E misdemeanor. He was also summoned on two charges of unlawful possession of a schedule Z drug.

Melinda Marie Landry, 36, of 82 Summer St., Waterville, was driving the car Moody was in at the time. She was also arrested on two warrants — one for unpaid fines on a charge of operating under the influence and one for unpaid fines on a charge of criminal trespassing. She is being held in lieu of $1,075 cash bail at Kennebec County jail.

Moody is being held in lieu of $17,500 cash bail at Kennebec County jail and is scheduled to appear Nov. 28 in Unified Criminal Court in Augusta.

Madeline St. Amour — 861-9239

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Twitter: @madelinestamour


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