A Bardstown man was arrested late Monday afternoon after fleeing Academy Sports + Outdoors in a pair of white Nike LeBron shoes that police say he didn’t pay for.
Mitchell Ramsey, 39, reportedly was observed on store security video walking to the shoe department putting the shoes on and then walking toward the doors. When a store security employee “stood in front of the doors to block” Ramsey from leaving, he pushed the man into the store’s glass doors and left, according to an Elizabethtown Police Department arrest citation.
The man was seen leaving in a 2009 maroon Chevrolet Cobalt. When a vehicle matching the description was located by EPD, a traffic stop was initiated. Police reportedly found a variety of Milwaukee brand tools in the backseat of the car. After Ramsey was read his Miranda Rights, the arrest report said he admitted to stealing the items worth $795 earlier Monday from Home Depot in Elizabethtown.
Ramsey, who was wearing Nike LeBron shoes when arrested, is charged with second-degree robbery, a Class C felony punishable by five to 10 years in prison, if convicted; receiving stolen property more than $500 and less than $10,000, a Class D felony punishable by one to five years in prison, if convicted, and driving on a suspended or revoked license.
He’s being held in lieu of a $10,000 cash bond in the Hardin County Detention Center. Ramsey is scheduled to appear Oct. 9 in Hardin District Court.