CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. - Two Charlotte County Sheriff’s detectives ended local Walmart thefts with the arrest of two suspects known to them and were identified from store surveillance videos. The videos were from Walmart stores in Murdock and Deep Creek. Arrested were Sara Lynn Wieckhorst, 27, and boyfriend Lucas Anthony Landis, 29, both of 19984 Midway Blvd., Port Charlotte. Both are convicted felons with a combined total of 31 bookings and 71 records; both are convicted felons, twice each.
Detectives were called to the Walmart in Murdock Wednesday that a man and a woman stole three iPods, exited the store and got into a white Ford van. Walmart security officers said the subjects appeared to be the same that had stolen two television sets in August as seen on surveillance video from the two stores.
A CCSO detective saw the video and recognized Landis as a former inmate in the Charlotte County Jail. He showed the video to another detective who recognized Wieckhorst when they attended Venice High School. Thursday, detectives went to their home and arrested Landis, then picked up Wieckhorst at Wendy’s where she worked.
Both were transported to the Charlotte County Jail and each was charged with felony Grand Theft and two counts of Retail Petit Theft. Landis posted a $4,500 bond; Wieckhorst remains in jail on $4,500 bond.