He is currently being held at the Bolivar County Correctional Facility pending his arraignment. No bond has been set.
According to Cleveland Police Chief Buster Bingham, the suspect went to Wal-Mart and entered the vehicles of several employees, taking credit cards and cash.
Afterwards he went into the store and used some of the credit cards to make purchases.
When he exited the store, an investigator was watching and when the investigator approached, “he took off running into the field on the south side of Wal-Mart,” said Bingham.
“Several Cleveland officers game chase and he was apprehended about 30 minutes later.
“It was determined that the vehicle he was driving was actually bought with a bogus check in Indianola and he is facing charges for that there,” said Bingham.
Bingham said a couple of vehicles at Wal-Mart had been broken into over the weekend and investigators had been watching when Ford entered Wal-Mart Monday.
Bingham said he was extremely proud of the diligence and hard work of both his investigators and officers in catching Ford. “This is what the public expects and what we will continue to do.”