By MELINDA WILLIAMS
A 32-year-old Radford man admitted Thursday that he embezzled more than $300 worth of merchandise from Walmart while he was employed there last summer.
Pulaski County Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Peggy Frank said a local deputy was dispatched to the Fairlawn Walmart store June 29 with regards to the stolen property. She said Jonathan Lee Jarrell admitted taking wine, games, food and other items valued at $319.
Under the terms of a plea agreement, Pulaski County Circuit Court Judge Marcus Long Jr. convicted Jarrell of the single count of embezzlement. Long imposed a suspended two-year prison sentence and ordered Jarrell to make restitution to Walmart in the amount of $319.
The prison sentence is suspended under the condition Jarrell “keep the peace and be of good behavior” for two years, abide by conditions of probation for two years and pay restitution. Long said the imposed sentence falls within the recommendations of state sentencing guidelines.