Shoplifting suspect found passed out on floor of Rogersville Dollar General store

Jeff Bobo • Mar 25, 2008 at 12:00 AM

ROGERSVILLE — Rogersville police found an alleged would-be shoplifter intoxicated and passed out on the floor of a local store last week with items he allegedly intended to steal stuffed down his pants and scattered on the floor around him.

Hugh Dustin Wolfe, 29, 730 Stroupe Court, Apt. 212, Church Hill, is scheduled for arraignment April 9 in Hawkins County Sessions Court on charges including theft under $500 and possession of Schedule II narcotics.

Rogersville Police Department Officer Ronald Skelton was dispatched to the Dollar General store in the Park View Plaza on Park Boulevard Thursday night shortly after 8 p.m. in reference to a man lying unconscious on the floor.

Skelton stated in his report that he found Wolfe slumped over between two aisles with merchandise scattered around him.

The merchandise was mainly household items, Skelton stated in his report. Between the items on the floor and those stuffed down his pants, the overall value was approximately $45.

Hawkins County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Scott Alley assisted Skelton at the scene, and the two officers were able to revive Wolfe.

A search of Wolfe revealed him to be in possession of several pills in an unmarked pill container and in a cigarette pack, police said. The pills were later determined to be Soma and Xanax.

Due to his high level of intoxication, Wolfe was initially taken to Hawkins County Memorial Hospital for observation before being booked into jail.

Recommended for You

    Kingsport Times News Videos