Theft Investigation From Clinton Walmart Leads To Drug Arrest

VERMILLION COUNTY, Ind – Around 3:30 Monday afternoon Vermillion County Police were called to the Clinton Walmart about a theft the night before.

Around 7:00 PM Sunday evening two suspects entered the store.

The male suspect was later identified as 38 year old James D. Pearman of Clinton, allegedly removed a Walmart employee handheld scanner device from a stocking cart, placed it in his coat pocket and left the store.

Officers went to the man’s home Tuesday in 500 block of N. 8th St. in Clinton and spoke with James about the theft.

Officers say that James admitted to taking the device and several drug related items.

While in the home police say that they saw 32 year old Jamie Pearman try to hide a meth pipe under a mattress.

Both, James and Jamie were arrested and taken to the Vermillion County Jail.

James Pearman
Jamie Pearman